The Politically Incorrect Horse Buyer's Guide

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  1. Larkspade

    Larkspade Senior Member

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    Flashy= has nothing else going for them
     
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    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    Pretty much all of those things in the OP are what I see when I'm looking for a horse in my circles....and are correct in the horse they are actually selling. Where I find it "exaggeration" is on the backyard level. Not trying to be snobby....but its my experience. If I look at an ad and immediately see misspellings and bad grammar....well, then I know the rest is what the OP intended to insinuate in the list...lol. The pics posted with an ad are a big "tell" too. Nothing irks me more than to see someone standing on a horse to show how "broke" the horse is. I don't give a rats behind because I don't ride that way...I have both legs AROUND my horse....LOL.
     
  3. Binca

    Binca Senior Member

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    I feel your pain. Around my area the majority of cheaper horses have incredibly poorly written adds. As they go up in price the adds get a bit better, but the photos are terrible in pretty much every add. Standing on the horse photos are common, or just poorly taken photos at terrible angles. I don't care how cute the horse's face is. I want to see a correct conformation shot taken. I saw one of a pony stallion. If you don't look at the ground the pony looks fairly even, not bum high, etc. Then you look at the ground and is taken on a slope - if that thing stood on flat ground it would be super bum high. o_O
     
  4. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    "Just needs a little ground work."

    That means a race track trainer with 70 horses, who works with very active and occasionally naughty horses, breaks a lot of rough horses, cannot get a bridle on the horse after about ten minutes of struggle.
     
  5. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Ok folks....interpret away:

    What does "we just don't click" mean?
     
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Off the top of my head? "She tries to kill me about 3 times a day, so, every time we see each other."
     
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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    To me? Means difficult horse who they dont feel like dealing with.
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    To me it means the owner can't handle and or ride the horse. Or horse is hard headed and not easy to work with.
     
  9. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    The seller can't manage the horse for some reason. The horse is too hot, too ornery, something.

    Generally, when a person is over-horsed, they will say they don't have time to work the horse consistently.
     
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    Binca Senior Member

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    Or it is someone most likely new to the horse world wanting a lovey-dovey "heart horse". So despite the fact that they do have a great horse, it isn't all over them like a puppy and so they are convinced it isn't the horse for them.
     
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