I bet you thought you were going to see another craigslist ad? Didn’t ya?
This one is from something called Yakaz. I’ve never heard of it but one of our readers sent this ad in. Apparently it’s one in a string of many where one stable is competing with another stable – and the other stable is just trying to mind their own business. Not going to go into detail about that here because I’m not in the mood for a feud (but bring on the rhyming!) and because I haven’t done any research into that. My issue is with this ad:
“MT PLEASANT FARM IS BETTER THEN PLEASANT LAKE FARM! MILLIE* IS NICE AND HELPFUL. BOBBY JOE* IS MEAN. WE HAVE LOWER LESSONS AND BOARDING! MILLIE* HAS 33 YEARS OF HORSE EXPERIANCE AND BOBBY JOE* IS NOT THAT OLD!! DON’T TAKE LESSONS AT PLEASANT LAKE FARM. CALL MILLIE* ### ### ####”
Let me get this straight. You want me to take lessons from you because the other person is mean? Yet, you’re the one talking smack on the internet. What happens if/when we disagree on something (come on, it’s the horse world, it’s bound to happen!)? Are you then going to slam me on the internet? No thank you. Not taking that chance! In fact, now that you’ve mentioned this other stable, I think I’ll check them out and see what’s got your cage so rattled. -or am I the only one with that thought process?
As for experiance [sic] – after a certain point it isn’t the only deciding factor. Sure, you want someone who has a basic knowledge and understanding to be teaching you, but experience can’t beat the stupid out of a person. For example… ugh there are so many to choose from right now. Seriously, choosing one is like shooting fish in a barrel. How about a Fugly Blog classic? Samantha Milbredt of Columbia Basic Equine Rescue (the term rescue is used extremely loosely here). I’m sure she has tons of experience in the horse world, but would you want the likes of her anywhere near your horse? I’d take a younger, less experienced person who cares about the horses and their own responsibilities as a trainer and boarder any day. I’m not saying I’m going to go out and take lessons from a 13 year old, but I’m sure you catch my drift.
So, Millie*, I think I’ll be taking my business elsewhere – even if that means paying more to someone who has been mean to you. Somehow, I get the impression it may have been deserved.