Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by slc, Jan 3, 2018.
Flashy= has nothing else going for them
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.
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.
"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.
Ok folks....interpret away:
What does "we just don't click" mean?
Off the top of my head? "She tries to kill me about 3 times a day, so, every time we see each other."
To me? Means difficult horse who they dont feel like dealing with.
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.
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.
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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