"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is really starting to get on my nerves.

From the ad, my commentary in purple:

I have a few purebred Gypsy Vanners and Sporthorses (Gypsy/Friesian) for sale. I'm pretty darn sure that crossing a Vanner with a Friesian doesn't make the baby a sporthorse. Sure, it sounds fancy and speshul, but a horse actually has to compete in a sport to be considered a sporthorse. Shocking, I know! These horses have outstanding bloodlines going back to "The Road Sweeper" and "Charlie" Yet the horses you're advertising don't look half as impressive as their ancestors. in which you can google these Gypsy stallions and see their accomplishments in the show world. I don't really care about their distant relatives' accomplishments if the horse I'm looking at hasn't done anything or is lesser quality than said famous stallions. These horses would excel in the show ring with the proper training. So they haven't done anything! Surprise, surprise. These horses are very personable and are real people horses.They are an absolute joy to be around! I do offer creative financing with a 50% down payment. I'm guessing that implies that she's asking an arm and a leg for these horses that don't even seem to have a show record. I am also open to trades for ???? What do you have to offer? For more information and pricing please call XXX-XXX-XXXX.Please keep in mind tha these are exotic draft breeds. And...? What is there to keep in mind? Like being a non-native draft breed is something extraordinary? There is only one native American draft breed, all others are technically "exotic" (and I use the term loosely. Horses are not exotic animals, period. It's just a fancy word to make her horses sound rare and amazing).


So, she thinks her mixed breed horses are something special, as if mediocre-quality Gypsies and Friesians are uncommon. Yet she fails to mention any crucial details like age, height, gender, training, and price range. Well, I don't really want to know what she's asking for any of them. I'd probably fall out of my chair.

Gypsy people. *eye roll*