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Just seen an add on H&H.
Ad states Snaffle mouthed for everything.
In the picture of the pony it is being ridden xc in a 3 ring with 2 reins... oh and the rather short martingale also lol.
 

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Just seen an add on H&H.
Ad states Snaffle mouthed for everything.
In the picture of the pony it is being ridden xc in a 3 ring with 2 reins... oh and the rather short martingale also lol.
I saw a HorseQuest ad this morning.

14.2 3 year old spotty thing.

Broken in for 6 weeks ergo done nothing. Video shows a very unbalanced pony in a nose to chest frame. 5k!
 

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Seen one today that's two 13/14 year olds looking for a horse to ride over summer or just help out with.

'Me and my friend are seeing if anyone one needs their horses exersized or ridden or helped with
we are confident riding and handling horses
my friend is 14 n riding for 10 years has owned 2 horses and has been to shows n has ridden other horses
im 13 n riding for 7 years ive been loanin a few on n off x ive had loads of experience with bucking n bolting n spooky horses n have done many shows and ridden manyyyy different types of horses'
(insert many heart emojis too)

I usually have no problem with 13/14 year olds who are honest about their abilities and want to ride more and are realistic, but these two sound like their experience doesn't stretch too far outside a riding school and relatively novice.

I'm also pleased that my ad never made it onto here! For both loaning B as a companion and my search for a loan/part loan over summer lol. Thankfully I have found something ideal, but I did notice that someone had earlier quoted the ad of someone looking to loan their horse out over summer - have to say, I would have absolutely jumped at that chance and it would have suited me as it would have only been for summer, I would be able to ride and do all the other horsey things I miss out on with B retired, and don't have to worry about what to do with my return to uni etc
 

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A few funny one's from Australia.

'' Looking for someone to come and look after my 4 mini ponies daily as I don't have time. I cant afford to pay but would be great for someone wanting experience''

'' For sale 14hh mare, 16 years old and unbroken but has loads of potential and is very pretty. She is chocolate brown with a perfect pure white star on her head!!! $4,000''
 

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Seen one today that's two 13/14 year olds looking for a horse to ride over summer or just help out with.

'Me and my friend are seeing if anyone one needs their horses exersized or ridden or helped with
we are confident riding and handling horses
my friend is 14 n riding for 10 years has owned 2 horses and has been to shows n has ridden other horses
im 13 n riding for 7 years ive been loanin a few on n off x ive had loads of experience with bucking n bolting n spooky horses n have done many shows and ridden manyyyy different types of horses'
(insert many heart emojis too)

I usually have no problem with 13/14 year olds who are honest about their abilities and want to ride more and are realistic, but these two sound like their experience doesn't stretch too far outside a riding school and relatively novice.

I'm also pleased that my ad never made it onto here! For both loaning B as a companion and my search for a loan/part loan over summer lol. Thankfully I have found something ideal, but I did notice that someone had earlier quoted the ad of someone looking to loan their horse out over summer - have to say, I would have absolutely jumped at that chance and it would have suited me as it would have only been for summer, I would be able to ride and do all the other horsey things I miss out on with B retired, and don't have to worry about what to do with my return to uni etc
I saw that advert too, bless them, doesn't look like they got many replies!

Funny, quite a few years ago I advertised for a summer loan and got one. Ended up with a lovely teenage ex-point to pointer who was great fun, if not a bit quirky. His owner didn't have time to do much with him, plus she kept him at home, so it suited her fine to take him back again after. So it can work ;)
 

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I saw that advert too, bless them, doesn't look like they got many replies!

Funny, quite a few years ago I advertised for a summer loan and got one. Ended up with a lovely teenage ex-point to pointer who was great fun, if not a bit quirky. His owner didn't have time to do much with him, plus she kept him at home, so it suited her fine to take him back again after. So it can work ;)
I saw it as well lol.

Did you see the ad with the very thin tb? I got sucked into that one trying to tell her that horse is too thin. Course the tb specialist that saw the horse thought it was good. 2 small Haynets and a scoop of cheap mix a day isn’t going to put weight on a thin older tb still in work - can’t argue with stupid.

Don’t even get me started on the charity looking hay...
 

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Just seen this gem on Preloved:

"I am looking for help a couple of days a week to look after my herd. Horse One is 22, Horse Two is 22, Horse Three is 2 and Horse Four is 2.

I have a busy couple of months coming up so am looking for someone to poo pick and help with yard activities. You can spend as many hours as you like brushing and cuddling the horses. I want someone who has past experience with horses".

Oh yes, when can I start? I'd love to look after your non-ridden horses for absolutely no personal gain what so ever!
Lol this actually really made me laugh:)
 

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I saw it as well lol.

Did you see the ad with the very thin tb? I got sucked into that one trying to tell her that horse is too thin. Course the tb specialist that saw the horse thought it was good. 2 small Haynets and a scoop of cheap mix a day isn’t going to put weight on a thin older tb still in work - can’t argue with stupid.

Don’t even get me started on the charity looking hay...
I did - had to sit on my hands to stop myself from commenting, because although the poor thing looked awful, I knew it would get nowhere - as you say, can't argue with stupid. I was going to ask whether the loaner contribution would go towards feed ;) I remember they said it was very sharp - probably riddled with ulcers due to lack of feed. Very sad!
 

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we are confident riding and handling horses
riding for 10 years
owned 2 horses
been to shows
ridden other horses
riding for 7 years
been loanin a few on n off
loads of experience with bucking n bolting n spooky horses
done many shows
ridden many different types of horses


I usually have no problem with 13/14 year olds who are honest about their abilities and want to ride more and are realistic, but these two sound like their experience doesn't stretch too far outside a riding school and relatively novice.


Did you miss something in among the juvenile text speak and heart emojis or are we reading different posts :D ?
 

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One has just popped up looking for a 3.5t that can take a huge horse, have a payload of about 1200kg and it must have a current not.

For the princely sum if £2k or less!

If they were that cheap we would all have one and do away with trailers!
 

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Saw an advert today which was someone looking for a ‘fall loan’. Perhaps autocorrect hit them? Or perhaps they just want one for autumn?
 

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I enjoyed the ad selling a bulletproof horse.

With obligatory Snapchat’s of said horse in field and none of the horse actually being ridden and moving.

Although at least she was honest as reason for selling was had another horse coming :p
 

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"I am wanting to find the perfect home for my horse to continue to enjoy his retirement. [...] I will need to vet his new home as that is more important than money to me as xxx has been a very special part of my life and I would like to continue to keep in touch with him. [...] Please only get in touch if you are 100% committed as this is a really hard decision to let him go."

Owner has had him for 14 years, and got LOU payout when they retired him 5 years ago due to hind limb lameness. Oh, and he's got a couple of melanomas. And they're asking for £500.
 

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"Im looking to buy a horse around 13hh-15hh. Pref broken . £500
Looking for a horse pref broken, for my 12 year old daughter who is a novice rider."
 

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Best one I saw was from a previous psychotic livery yard owner.

She kicked everyone off (thrice times may I add) and the third time no one would go back. Now got a rep... Anyway, I digress...

She put on her facebook "wanted a small pony in return for free livery, owner must let daughter ride the pony and also do all yard duties, in return free livery and use of facilities"

To some this may seem fair but around here, shes notoriously known... She would have expected the horse on full loan but you to do the jobs....
 

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"I am wanting to find the perfect home for my horse to continue to enjoy his retirement. [...] I will need to vet his new home as that is more important than money to me as xxx has been a very special part of my life and I would like to continue to keep in touch with him. [...] Please only get in touch if you are 100% committed as this is a really hard decision to let him go."

Owner has had him for 14 years, and got LOU payout when they retired him 5 years ago due to hind limb lameness. Oh, and he's got a couple of melanomas. And they're asking for £500.
Oh the ones where they have the cheek to say they'll vet the home and are asking for money for a horse no one on this earth would want really grate on me!
 

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One has just appeared asking for people to give the girl £2k to buy a pony with! She has had to retire her dangerous pony after it plonked her in hospital again and has another on loan that she wants to buy but can't afford to.

So that's where Joe Public comes in! A just giving page to buy her her pony!

Eh naw!
 

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One has just appeared asking for people to give the girl £2k to buy a pony with! She has had to retire her dangerous pony after it plonked her in hospital again and has another on loan that she wants to buy but can't afford to.

So that's where Joe Public comes in! A just giving page to buy her her pony!

Eh naw!
maybe I should do that, anyone fancy a share in an amateur eventer who may never actually go out eventing? :D
 

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I keep seeing one, it is constantly deleted and reposted, sometimes the horse is for sale, sometimes it's for loan. It is one of these "huge potential" and "will take you to the top" type nonsense adverts. All I see are videos of a coloured mare carting her rider around, tanking off around jumps, and they are looking £5k for it (it was £4k last week). Never mind timewaster buyers, this looks like a timewaster seller!
 

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There’s a lady on the Facebook page that is currently looking a new horse to add to her collection. For riding and is safe.
Said lady was desperate to find a stable yard for grass livery 3 weeks ago that had to be within 20mins walking distance from house - she lives in a very urban area.

Not surprisingly she struggled and got a lot of flack as she appeared no idea how to afford a horse, as it’s free to keep a horse on a field....

According to her profile she is a horse rider and riding instructor. I seriously hope she isn’t teaching anyone!!
 

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There’s a lady on the Facebook page that is currently looking a new horse to add to her collection. For riding and is safe.
Said lady was desperate to find a stable yard for grass livery 3 weeks ago that had to be within 20mins walking distance from house - she lives in a very urban area.

Not surprisingly she struggled and got a lot of flack as she appeared no idea how to afford a horse, as it’s free to keep a horse on a field....

According to her profile she is a horse rider and riding instructor. I seriously hope she isn’t teaching anyone!!
Ohh I remember the original one! Must keep an eye out...

Have you seen the one I mentioned above? It has been posted, deleted, and reposted about 3847384 times in the past few weeks.
Maybe it is a nice horse and worth the £5k they are asking, but the videos and photographic evidence suggest otherwise. One week she was selling, the next week she was loaning because she can’t bear to part with the horse, then selling again. All very odd!
 

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Ohh I remember the original one! Must keep an eye out...

Have you seen the one I mentioned above? It has been posted, deleted, and reposted about 3847384 times in the past few weeks.
Maybe it is a nice horse and worth the £5k they are asking, but the videos and photographic evidence suggest otherwise. One week she was selling, the next week she was loaning because she can’t bear to part with the horse, then selling again. All very odd!
Yes! I wasn’t overly convinced on its soundness, and I felt draw reins might be a regular occurance. Not sure why she wants to sell or keeps advertising, Wondered if it was an attention seeking thing and wanted lots of people to coo.


There was a gorgeous 4 or 5 year old dun tbxconnie posted a while ago, about 16h. Very nice horse with reasonable asking price, was well built and scope. I was very tempted, but when I went back onto the page to see ad it had been removed - within 2 hours!! Shame, I really was tempted as would be a brilliant project who’d be easy to sell. Was thinking could be a good summer project lol. I was a bit sad to see the ad had gone!
 

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Yes! I wasn’t overly convinced on its soundness, and I felt draw reins might be a regular occurance. Not sure why she wants to sell or keeps advertising, Wondered if it was an attention seeking thing and wanted lots of people to coo.


There was a gorgeous 4 or 5 year old dun tbxconnie posted a while ago, about 16h. Very nice horse with reasonable asking price, was well built and scope. I was very tempted, but when I went back onto the page to see ad it had been removed - within 2 hours!! Shame, I really was tempted as would be a brilliant project who’d be easy to sell. Was thinking could be a good summer project lol. I was a bit sad to see the ad had gone!
I think people have got bored of the advert, didn't see any comments on the recent one :D

Awww that's a shame about the one you saw - must have been removed quickly because I never noticed it and I regularly trawl those groups lol
 

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These FB auction sites worry the hell out of me. All manner of horses bunged up on a short auction and off they go. You look at the profile of some (not all) of the people bidding and think noooooooooo.

The latest is a nice looking mare, intermittently lame but no investigation done but would make a good broodmare (for breeding what hereditary lameness?) last bid and I presume winning bid was for only a few hundred £s. So where has that one gone then? I look forward to seeing this horse up for sale again in a week or so for £6,000.

A few weeks ago - an ex-racer. Sold for no money to someone with a Facebook profile that has no photos of horses, no horsey friends, no indication of previous involvement with horses. It would worry me. Where has that horse gone?
 
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I think I need a translation for this one :D

"Horses & Ponies Wanted
Instent dictions made
Good homes found only
Opportunity to stay in contact
Must be 2 years+
Unbroken or broken
No privet prices
Speedy collection
No full TB's"
 
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