How not to write a sale ad.
She is stubborn and tries to ignore whoever is on her back or leading her (mainly children) and will try to just eat and she is also on the lazy side but she has never tried to buck or kick or rear. She has tried to nip a couple of times but it is NEVER in an aggressive manner. She really is a great pony, the only reason I am looking to sell her is because she is a Mare and I have a stallion and would just prefer to have a gelding so they can be together. My 9 and 6 year old nieces can ride her just fine as long as she has a bridle on. She is friendly and will come up to you to say hi in the pasture and is easy to catch most of the time, occasionally she will play catch me if you can. Possible delivery to local areas, Yelm, Rainier, Tenino, Mckenna, Roy. Thank you.
she is inbetween 12 and 13hh.
Asking $500 OBO Good home is top priority.
Sigh… They don’t know how tall she is. There’s no mention of breed, age, training or even if she goes English or Western. They can’t be bothered to catch her and clean her up for a sales photo; instead we’re treated to a pic with eyeballs and barbwire close enough together to make us squeamish. And is it so hard to lead with “She really is a great pony” and “My 9 and 6 year old nieces can ride her just fine” instead of “She is stubborn and tries to ignore whoever is on her back or leading her”? We’re all for truth in advertising, but you should still try to put your good foot forward first!
But those phrases lead us to another point. Someone really needs to inform them that horses need training. She’s not going to intuitively know exactly what the young children who are trying to boss her around want, nor will she automatically respect them because you think she should. If she’s trying to nip you it doesn’t matter if it’s “aggressive” or not, it still means she doesn’t respect you!
If they want a gelding so badly, they should really just lop off the stallion’s balls. Because if they’re having trouble handling a “great” pony mare, a stud is probably a little much for them!