“Sturdy boy” – that’s one way to put it
Hi there I have a bay stud colt for sale he’s coming 3 halter broke, leads good, ties, picks feet, and loads. Have too many young horses to start so would like to see him go to a good home where he will be used to his full potential! Stands about 14 3 sturdy boy!
There’s something about this boy’s “sturdy” that just don’t look right. (Not unlike the structure of the preceding sentence.)
The ad doesn’t come out and say it, but it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think this boy a Quarter Horse. In that case, dare I say it? HYPP… Except, what is going on with that scrawny neck? It’s like he has the body of a HYPP horse, but the neck of an unworked three year old. At least part of him looks normal? -well, normal for his age/training.
Then, of course, if we’re accepting the assumption that he’s a HYPP QH, why the frak is he still a stud? Those testicles aren’t going to remove themselves!
I’m getting a distinct feeling of deja vu – like we’ve had this discussion before… HYPP bad. Hasn’t earned right to keep balls. Stupid people. Easily eradicable disease.
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What genius thinks it’s acceptable to leave a rope halter on?!
If When your horse gets caught on something, it’s likely to panic and could break its neck. Yes, that’s an extreme scenario but who would want to take that chance? It certainly has happened, along with many other accidents involving halters getting caught on seemingly innocent objects or horses getting hooves caught in the halter like a mermaid in a fisherman’s net.
Next, have you ever seen an unhappier looking horse? Ok, I’m sure you have, but that is one unhappy looking colt! He seems pretty young to me to look so jaded. Can a horse look jaded or am I projecting again?
Anyone want to take bets on whether he’s out with mares?
I’m just waiting for the day when kijiji and craigslist meld into one big, giant, conglomerate of a website, going all Godzilla on other websites. Or maybe craigigigi will Hulk-out and smash through firewalls galore! The horror!