Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

WaterySun852

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I understand. However, he has a rug, he has a stable, he has grass. You can see an awful lot worse here.
I get where you are coming from and you're not wrong, I think the rug he's pictured in is new, but £700 quid for a lame horse. It's the need gone ASAP that's getting my goat. I'd happily pay for the rugs, the headcollars and a pound for the horse but I don't think that would come close to the £700 being requested 💸
 

Quigleyandme

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Yes, I see your point now. I was thinking about the living conditions of that horse compared to those of the poor horses and ponies that I catch glimpses of now and then on my commute. The asking price didn’t really register. However, depending on the degree and nature of the lameness and the character of the horse, I would consider paying a few hundred for a horse to love. Maybe their trying to put off the meat man.
 

Millie-Rose

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So do I and know who it is it was on the Old Leake village Facebook group I believe. It's someone who has recently moved here. I don't know her but is a friend of a friend of a friend! I saw it and thought oh dear.
I am curious now as i live in the same area but i cant think of any such horses round here. Is there any chance of a link?
 

Cloball

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I can understand people not wanting to do "free to good home" but asking several hundred pounds for lame animals is something I struggle to comprehend. Surely a nominal fee would be better and the buyer investing the several hundred in investigations/treatment/making comfortable etc.
On that subject there's an ad on HHO classifieds lame 'unrideable' with KS for 3.5k
 

PurBee

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Not horse related at all but I cant help adding this. I've had to do it as a screenshot or you wouldn't believe me.

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😂🤣😂 🤯🤯🤯. 😱🤬😱

There are no words…!!

..yet to top off the worst recycling idea on the planet they charge £10 each or 2 for £35! 😅
 

abbijay

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Not horse related at all but I cant help adding this. I've had to do it as a screenshot or you wouldn't believe me.

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If I thought this was real I would be buying one (or a few) for my brother in law’s birthday at the end of the month. (He’s one of a kind!)
And through work I’ve had recent dealings with eco-warriors in Manchester parks so I wouldn’t necessarily put this level of weird past them!
 

IrishMilo

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I get where you are coming from and you're not wrong, I think the rug he's pictured in is new, but £700 quid for a lame horse. It's the need gone ASAP that's getting my goat. I'd happily pay for the rugs, the headcollars and a pound for the horse but I don't think that would come close to the £700 being requested 💸
I can understand people not wanting to do "free to good home" but asking several hundred pounds for lame animals is something I struggle to comprehend. Surely a nominal fee would be better and the buyer investing the several hundred in investigations/treatment/making comfortable etc.
I feel like sellers are damned if they do and damned if they don't in these scenarios though. If it's for free people says it's irresponsible and if they ask for money they say they're taking the mick. The horse I've just bought was up for £800. He's a year out of racing due to a broken pelvis, starting rehab. I told the seller I'd bring a deposit up to her that same evening but I wouldn't pay more than £250. I've already spent more on hay, bedding, stable and rugs than what I bought him for...

 

dorsetladette

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I feel like sellers are damned if they do and damned if they don't in these scenarios though. If it's for free people says it's irresponsible and if they ask for money they say they're taking the mick. The horse I've just bought was up for £800. He's a year out of racing due to a broken pelvis, starting rehab. I told the seller I'd bring a deposit up to her that same evening but I wouldn't pay more than £250. I've already spent more on hay, bedding, stable and rugs than what I bought him for...

He looks a real sweetie.

I agree with you. Robin's breeder had him advertised for a nominal fee, she had turned down a few other people before us as she didn't feel they were right for him. We chatted for a couple of hours in his stable discussing what we wanted to do with him (essentially a companion for B), showing and generally seeing the world. Cash exchanged hands and his breeder insisted on delivering him, to see where he was going.
 

WaterySun852

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He's gorgeous 😍 best of luck with him IM. I paid 850 for my ex racer 6 months ago, only issue was a sarcoid which shrivelled up and dropped off a month or so after landing with me. I'd happily pay 250 for the horse in the ad I posted and would probably pay the extra for his rugs and I will admit I am sorely tempted but I'm a skinflint and still think 700 is too dear
 

Cowrie

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Just seen this one

"I’m looking for someone who’s interested and has a love for horses to come and help with some hands on work with my two horses and possibly ride. I have a thoroughbred X mare and a 2 year old filly. (Mother and daughter) Filly turns 3 in March and I am aiming to lightly back my youngster this year as soon as the weather turns.
I am looking for someone who is experienced in dealing with highly strung, spooky horses and someone who is not frightened to get involved. Both horses can be quick on their feet so you need to be able to move and think one step ahead. You must have experience in dealing and training youngsters and preferably someone who doesn’t have children who can put in the time to help as I can’t train and back on my own.
Driving is an essential.

This is an advert for someone who generally wants to get involved and be hands on with horses for fun. NO MONEYS are involved.
Both my mares are lovely and are characters so if anyone is interested then please pm me.
Yard located on -----------------.
Genuine people please, no times wasters.
Pictures are of both my girls 💕"

I have no words. I really hope I'm misinterpreting it somehow!
 
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stangs

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It sounded like a decent option for someone who misses being involved with breaking but currently doesn’t have that opportunity, especially as this is free.

But vv makes one wonder exactly how many days and hours they expect someone to put in
someone who doesn’t have children who can put in the time to help as I can’t train and back on my own.
 
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