Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

abbijay

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That’s the person but a slightly different advert. I can’t find the ad I saw earlier. If I find it I’ll put it on.
She's posted a few over the last 6-9 months. She also posted asking for someone to lend her a box/trailer to collect a horse but didn't exactly thank us for suggesting local hire firms.
 

bouncing_ball

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On Facebook today accompanied by a very fuzzy photo in which she certainly looked like an old lady. It annoys me that someone states she should be retired but is not ensuring her future and no doubt making some money at the same time. I agree with those who say not to advertise for free but this doesn't sit well with me.

"No nasty comments please..I'm just trying to find her a kind
with someone who wants to hack a bit on a safe horse. She's 25yo and 15.2h in excellent condition and very very quiet. A 7yo girl rode her last summer holidays. In an ideal world she would be retired where she has been all her life but I am hoping someone here can offer her a loving future. We all know with better diets, veterinary care and dental care, older horses can have a good quality of life for many years.
She is registered Irish Draught and has a fantastic pedigree.
No stable vices and just a sweetheart.
Based in Ireland with transport available
1 1
"
this reads as the poster really doesn’t want to do it but is being made / circumstances dictate. Might be not their horse / loss of land Etc.
 

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this reads as the poster really doesn’t want to do it but is being made / circumstances dictate. Might be not their horse / loss of land Etc.

I wish I had the money for that ID mare. I would love her for in-walk hacks and loooooong grooming sessions and just a lot of love and care in her dotage. Can't though, especially as my delightful little shit of an appaloosa gave us another lovely vets bill on sunday. :rolleyes:
 

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I'm selling a brand new bridle I only tried on 2 times to understand it's too small. Pictures of the ad clearly show a shiny new bridle and the text also states it. Somebody messages me and asked if I was willing to swap my bridle to another one instead of selling it.

Why not, I thought, if the bridle they're offering is similar in quality, new or almost new and the right size, so I asked for pictures.

Got sent pics of an old, dirty bridle with a torn cheeckstrap and multiple nicks & scuffs. Yeah, thanks, but no thanks - that didn't seem like a fair deal at all. :D
 

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not on FB, but a friend of mine has taken a young couple under her wing. They had 1 mini cob which was kept in a field with others. The field owner wasn't being fair with them and getting cross when they fed hay etc. So my friend found them a couple of options a field next to others or a little sole use yard and grazing. They chose the later, not really suitable for a pony on its own, so they went out and bought a youngster to keep mini cob (a filly) company. The youngster is a colt! They now have a 3yr old filly and an 8month old colt in the same field - I'm cringing as friend is telling me this. Anyway roll on 2 weeks - they have decided they now want to save for a house and want to sell both ponies. The poor colt is on its 3 home already and the filly doesn't know if she's coming or going. Looks like they have found a home for filly so now colt is going to be left on his own at 8months old after only been in his new home 2/3 weeks. They've asked friend to deliver the filly but don't want to give fuel money as she's a friend and should be doing them a favour.

Some people are just not fit to have animals or friends sometimes!
 

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Someone advertised yesterday wanting a sharer, chores to be included - all sounds good. Horse lives with one other and you will be responsible for doing chores for that Horse too, oh and you have to pay too.
Does she want to charge bystanders for viewing her horse when she hacks out as well...
 

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not on FB, but a friend of mine has taken a young couple under her wing. They had 1 mini cob which was kept in a field with others. The field owner wasn't being fair with them and getting cross when they fed hay etc. So my friend found them a couple of options a field next to others or a little sole use yard and grazing. They chose the later, not really suitable for a pony on its own, so they went out and bought a youngster to keep mini cob (a filly) company. The youngster is a colt! They now have a 3yr old filly and an 8month old colt in the same field - I'm cringing as friend is telling me this. Anyway roll on 2 weeks - they have decided they now want to save for a house and want to sell both ponies. The poor colt is on its 3 home already and the filly doesn't know if she's coming or going. Looks like they have found a home for filly so now colt is going to be left on his own at 8months old after only been in his new home 2/3 weeks. They've asked friend to deliver the filly but don't want to give fuel money as she's a friend and should be doing them a favour.

Some people are just not fit to have animals or friends sometimes!
Bloody Hell...
 

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Hi I'm xxx and looking for a new home, I've injured my leg and need some time off or box rest, but my stable is too small and my dad is struggling for time due to personal reasons. If you could give me the time and care I need please message me, please only messages if you are interested and located in xxx thank you

No details about height, age, personality, injury just needs a new home 😞
 

Griffin

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Hi I'm xxx and looking for a new home, I've injured my leg and need some time off or box rest, but my stable is too small and my dad is struggling for time due to personal reasons. If you could give me the time and care I need please message me, please only messages if you are interested and located in xxx thank you

No details about height, age, personality, injury just needs a new home 😞
That is so sad, that poor horse :(
 

abbijay

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Hi I'm xxx and looking for a new home, I've injured my leg and need some time off or box rest, but my stable is too small and my dad is struggling for time due to personal reasons. If you could give me the time and care I need please message me, please only messages if you are interested and located in xxx thank you

No details about height, age, personality, injury just needs a new home 😞
Saw that one, decided not to give him my opinion. :mad:
 

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I shared a post about the virtues of Riding School Ponies and why they are so important and we shouldn't refer to them as "just" riding school ponies. I said that my first came from a riding school and how valuable he was in teaching me.
On jumps the owner of the riding school I bought him from going beserk that I am running down their methods and belittling what they do. Literally the opposite of what I was doing!
 

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I shared a post about the virtues of Riding School Ponies and why they are so important and we shouldn't refer to them as "just" riding school ponies. I said that my first came from a riding school and how valuable he was in teaching me.
On jumps the owner of the riding school I bought him from going beserk that I am running down their methods and belittling what they do. Literally the opposite of what I was doing!
I saw that. They must have both got out of bed the wrong side AND misread your post.
 
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