Jacy made me promise my next posting would not involve her, Leukemia, the kids, our family and everything we have been going through! Being a man of my word (amongst other irritating habits), here is what crossed my mind while reading through a few Craigslist classifieds this evening!
When purchasing a new horse many words are tossed about setting the “tone”or ‘describing” to the utmost accounting of accuracy every aspect of said for sale animal. While many, many sellers are indeed honest people looking for a good home for ole Mr. Ed, one must remember a single persons description is another interpretation. With that being said I have taken it upon myself to help everyone with an honest breakdown of the most common terms or descriptions used to date in the horse sale arena.
This horse is sound!
Meaning: You can hear the sound it makes as its hips, cannon bones and hocks all creak, crack and snap while walking on by.
Greenbroke: Yep every green (never before broken) bone you have in your body will now experience a new feeling of pain after buying this little gem. Hope your insurance is paid up!
Meaning: No person with a brain in their head should even attempt to ride this horse! By stating this little excerpt the sellers feel they have exonerated themselves from any liability.
Ready for what ever discipline you desire!
Meaning: We tried to get this horse to do everything, it wants to do nothing therefore good luck!
As you can see by the breeding this horse is worth twice what I am asking!
Meaning: Breed two MENSA card-carrying geniuses and the odds are still there for a Sponge Bob Square pants kid to arrive! Just because the parents are awesome doesn’t mean the baby is too! This horse is the dumb-ass! It is worth exactly what you are asking..
Horse moves off the leg!
Meaning: with two spurs and a crop!
Trailers, ties, bathes with ease!
Meaning: Runs away from, pulls hard on the post and dances like a chicken on a hot roof!
13-year-old with no papers!
Meaning: 18-year-old: prove it!
This horse is very intelligent!
This filly was born to cut cows!
Meaning: this filly was born to eat and poop, until it sees a cow for the first time it could just shiver and run away, the choice is yours.
You will never find another horse like this one!
Meaning: Yes you will, its freaking Craigslist! Just look two ads down.
She can sit in a pen for a month, then go out and win money!
Meaning: She is obviously the exception to the rule, because any other horse I have ever seen who has sat in a stall/pen for more than a week is a tad bit testy upon exiting!
Drop dead gorgeous!
Meaning: most likely average looking?
Never kicked or bucked anyone off!
Meaning: no one has tried hard enough!
Stands still for the farrier!
Meaning: after several kicks to the gut.
Comes with trailer!
Meaning: we can’t get this piece of crap out of here fast enough!
Every one of these are straight out of Craigslist advertisements, so remember buyer beware. A horse is a one of a kind delight, make your new horse the very best experience it can be!
So there you have it! Nothing about cancer! Wait? By saying “nothing about cancer” am I really saying something about cancer? Darn it! I think I broke my promise!