Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

Elf On A Shelf

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Seen one recently that's more tragic than anything.

Girl trying to give away her old horse that has cancer, is lame and had other issues as well and got angry when people told her to put it down. Thankfully someone took the mare, kind of hope they put her down though to end her suffering.
I saw that one. Thankfully an old owner took the pony back to end her days. Some people are just so selfish!
 

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Was it a fell pony?
She has other horses... or was looking for another horse to ride so not exactly so desperate and fallen on hard times etc to look after the poor old pony.
She has loads of people standing up for her as well and it's not allowed to be spoken of on the fell pony page.
So angry at pathetic individuals like that. Poor poor pony.
 
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Elf On A Shelf

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Was it a fell pony?
She has other horses... or was looking for another horse to ride so not exactly so desperate and fallen on hard times etc to look after the poor old pony.
She has loads of people standing up for her as well and it's not allowed to be spoken of on the fell pony page.
So angry at pathetic individuals like that. Poor poor pony.
Yeah the poor Fell pony! No one in their right minds would give or sell her another horse!
 

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Another little gem that popped up today with a an ambitious ad

"Any horses above 15hh for sale under £500 preferably included tack something straight forward and gentle as wanted to get back into it ��"
 

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“cob is unfit, and rider hasn't sat on him for nearly two years but he was happy to pop across diagonal lines in a lesson of 6 horses yesterday! Only £3k people, put the word out and lets find this boy an active home!“ (edited by me to remove rider and horse name).

Yep...£3k for an unfit cob, no idea of height, age, life experiences, no pictures of it stood with or without tack, no flatwork videos, just a couple of sketchy videos showing a rider working blimin hard to get anything from said cob jumping a couple of jumps. 🙄🤷*♀️ If it’s such a great cob, show it off properly!!
 

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On Suffolk site. Based in Kirton off the A14 towards Felixstowe.

17.2 Tb gelding 14 y/o

He is pretty much retired / semi retired. He needs basic care and lots of affection and love. I’m putting feelers out for someone to come and look after him, most but not all of the time, I’m not asking for financial contribution simply time.

He is easy to look after but really values affection and love. I simply just need someone to help me out. If anyone is genuinely interested please get in touch with me.
 

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that post to me is not ridiculous it would have suited me down to the ground if it had been near me ! I just want contact and day to day doing a horse to keep my hand in, and no financial contribution would be great !
 

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On Suffolk site. Based in Kirton off the A14 towards Felixstowe.

17.2 Tb gelding 14 y/o

He is pretty much retired / semi retired. He needs basic care and lots of affection and love. I’m putting feelers out for someone to come and look after him, most but not all of the time, I’m not asking for financial contribution simply time.

He is easy to look after but really values affection and love. I simply just need someone to help me out. If anyone is genuinely interested please get in touch with me.
Ah, now I can think of a few people this would suit. Know a couple of people who enjoy the fussing and grooming side but not riding through injury and old age. Local to me a 72 year old lady was advertising that she wanted to spend time with a horse because her last one had been put down and she's got a couple of elderly ones to play about with now.

It's surprising the number of people who don't want to ride!
 

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Todays winner:
'I’m starting to look around for a new horse as I am to big for mine now, I’m an experienced teenage rider and have been around horses all my life

I’m looking for around 13-14hh and 5+ years (NO STALLIONS OR COLTS) must not suffer form any illness, not dangerous or have any vices (eg rearing, bolting and so on) easy to collect from field, good with other horses. Not to strong but easy going.
looking for something with experience in jumping and cross country will be going to a 5* home with lots of company
Budget of around £500'

Accompanied by loads of photos of her riding hatless in inappropriate tack and on bad ground.
She's missing a zero off the budget for a horse that fits all of those criteria!
 

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I was selling my well-trained all around horse and had a girl ask me if i'd loan it... after going through a 50 minute conversation with her explaining my horse, loan agreements (take my horse, no loan fees but you pay board as its a distance away) and me telling her to talk to coach etc. She comes back a few days later says she loves him, she'll take him, only if I can pay her board as she needs to stay at the barn and doesn't have all the money... mind you, she wasn't a trainer and she was 4 hours away 🤣
 

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Not cheeky or rediculous, just completely irresponsible.

Lost horse bolted with tack on Ainsdale beach towards Formby. Someone commented the horse had a broken bridle but was near a herd of other horses, close but standing apart.
Other people replied saying have you called to tell them where the mare is, other people are relived horse has been seen and found, if not caught. Turns out the person who reported the sighting had read it in the tarot, not actually seen the horse.
 

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Turns out the person who reported the sighting had read it in the tarot, not actually seen the horse.
I saw this, apparently she had very helpfully called the owner to tell them she had "seen" the horse with her tarot. I can't even begin to imagine how infuriating it would be to answer that call - the relief of hearing the horse has been seen only to realise precious time has been wasted listening to absolute nonsense.
 

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I think it's been caught now. Always worried me riding on the beach where the horse might end up if we parted company and there's a hell of a lot of beach at Formby.
 

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looking for a experiened and competent rider to come ride our 15hh Connemara on a regular basis must be aged between late teens to 40 years old and weigh no more than 11 stone

*whispers, what happens when you hit 41? is it something I should know about? :eek3:
 

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That happens all the time with stuff, people with very specific requirements! Essentially they are just presuming other people are reading the thread.
 

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Not ridiculous as such, just heartbreaking. This poor horse sounds like he is screaming that something's wrong and nobody is listening to him (names edited out by me). At least this owner is honest about him and seems to want to find him the right home, probsbly after being duped into buying him herself.

EXPERIENCED RIDER ONLY/COMPANION
**** is a 22 year old bright bay warmblood standing 16’1, don’t be out off my his age as this horse has plenty more time under his belt. **** is not a novice ride and I can’t express this enough, **** will require an experienced knowledgable rider as he didn’t have the best of pasts and since having **** and speaking to old owners it’s been brought to light that **** was passed from pillar to post through the years and suffered some trauma with a past owner, so it’s paramount that he has a forever home. **** had been out of ridden work for 9 months but just recently has been restarted, **** is very good with voice commands and has been lunged with and without tack on and has had a rider back him/walk and trot him, **** is strong willed and knows how to test his rider, in the past he has known to rear but we have experienced none of this since bringing him back into work, **** is very forward going and your typical prancy pretty gelding but he gets very distressed leaving the ménage gate and will try napping or running backwards to get back to the exit, and will threaten to get the rider off, having said this there are some good parts of **** back when he was in continuous work, **** had attended beach rides with an old owner and hacked regular but was known to enjoy company rather than being alone, **** was trained to showjump with BSJA even though we found no records of him, he has beautiful scope and is still clearing 3ft blocks with plenty of scope, **** previous owners said he would be perfect for anyone who would enjoy the show ring but would require a strong rider due to him being fizzy and strong. **** was trained with natural horsemanship/parelli on the ground, **** is a gentle giant loves nothing more than a brush and to be fussed with, **** is currently barefoot and picks up all hooves without a fuss. **** would also do well as a companion as he loves being out with his herd. **** will be coming with his whole collection of rugs/headcollars. I will he coming to view any homes and be requiring references so that I know he is going to a suitable home and not ending up in the wrong hands again, reason for selling as I don’t have the experience to bring him on myself and lack of rider to continue his education. Can provide any videos or extra information needed or required. Price asking for is £400 to ensure good home. Based *********
 

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Not ridiculous as such, just heartbreaking. This poor horse sounds like he is screaming that something's wrong and nobody is listening to him (names edited out by me). At least this owner is honest about him and seems to want to find him the right home, probsbly after being duped into buying him herself.
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Christ, with a price like that he's probably going to end up with an idiot or a dodgy dealer :(.
 

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Not ridiculous as such, just heartbreaking. This poor horse sounds like he is screaming that something's wrong and nobody is listening to him (names edited out by me). At least this owner is honest about him and seems to want to find him the right home, probsbly after being duped into buying him herself.

EXPERIENCED RIDER ONLY/COMPANION
**** is a 22 year old bright bay warmblood standing 16’1, don’t be out off my his age as this horse has plenty more time under his belt. **** is not a novice ride and I can’t express this enough, **** will require an experienced knowledgable rider as he didn’t have the best of pasts and since having **** and speaking to old owners it’s been brought to light that **** was passed from pillar to post through the years and suffered some trauma with a past owner, so it’s paramount that he has a forever home. **** had been out of ridden work for 9 months but just recently has been restarted, **** is very good with voice commands and has been lunged with and without tack on and has had a rider back him/walk and trot him, **** is strong willed and knows how to test his rider, in the past he has known to rear but we have experienced none of this since bringing him back into work, **** is very forward going and your typical prancy pretty gelding but he gets very distressed leaving the ménage gate and will try napping or running backwards to get back to the exit, and will threaten to get the rider off, having said this there are some good parts of **** back when he was in continuous work, **** had attended beach rides with an old owner and hacked regular but was known to enjoy company rather than being alone, **** was trained to showjump with BSJA even though we found no records of him, he has beautiful scope and is still clearing 3ft blocks with plenty of scope, **** previous owners said he would be perfect for anyone who would enjoy the show ring but would require a strong rider due to him being fizzy and strong. **** was trained with natural horsemanship/parelli on the ground, **** is a gentle giant loves nothing more than a brush and to be fussed with, **** is currently barefoot and picks up all hooves without a fuss. **** would also do well as a companion as he loves being out with his herd. **** will be coming with his whole collection of rugs/headcollars. I will he coming to view any homes and be requiring references so that I know he is going to a suitable home and not ending up in the wrong hands again, reason for selling as I don’t have the experience to bring him on myself and lack of rider to continue his education. Can provide any videos or extra information needed or required. Price asking for is £400 to ensure good home. Based *********

You see, if I had my retirement livery, this is the sort of horse I would look for and he would happily be allowed to live out the rest of his days in blissful retirement (in a massive herd) without ever having to fret about anyone getting on his back again. Such is life, I'm not rich enough to have such an establishment :(
 

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Today's ridiculous post is a woman teaching her horse how to strike out with a front leg. I suspect she's trying to teach it to stand with a hoof on a step but it's hard to tell. Having had experience of a few horses taught to do things with their front legs (such as begging for treats), the risk of being kneecapped is real.

Don't teach your horse dangerous tricks, people.
 
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Today's ridiculous post is a woman teaching her horse how to strike out with a front leg. I suspect she's trying to teach it to stand with a hoof on a step but it's hard to tell. Having had experience of a few horses taught to do things with their front legs (such as begging for treats), the risk of being kneecapped is real.

Don't teach your horse dangerous tricks, people.
Is this the one on the Highland Pony Group?
 

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On a racehorse rehoming post for one straight out of training- would he be suitable for a novice just starting out?

No. No he would not. Yes he may be a truly amazing horse but he has still spent 7 years as a racehorse first!
 
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"Help please vets! 5 month old foal has started losing weight. She was weaned last month and the mare sold. She is eating great on feed and unlimited hay and grass. I haven’t wormed her yet. What’s the best thing to worm with? Anything I can give her to fatten her up? All the other horses in the pasture are fine."

:eek3: poor baby!!
 

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Just seen a wanted

Want a 15hh- 15.2 cob to hack alone and in company and good to school. Suitable for a novice teenager coming off riding school horses. Budget £850.

I was very polite and suggested they may need to review their Budget!
 
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