Can we say “downhill”?

October 29, 2010 § 1 Comment

 

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This is a fine example of a horse that is downhill.  Note how the rear end of the horse is so much higher than the withers?  Wow, I’m thinking this horse is not one that’s very comfortable to ride!  Her markings are pretty, but unfortunately too many people rely on color and markings (otherwise known as Krazy Kolor Breeders).

Text of the ad:

Jazzie is a 14 year old Appaloosa Mare she is a quiet well broke Mare. She loves to Team Pen and has been for 10 years now, my daughter rides her, she is suitable for any level of rider, she has no dirt, she trailers and loads well, has been at fairs, great with the Farrier, She loves to trail ride and chase cattle. For more information you can call or email 1-613-646-XXXX.
Thanks Sheila

Ok, so lets fill in the blanks here.  For my list of the bare minimum requirements and why, go here.  What does Sheila’s ad contain?

  • Breed  ✔
  • Papers:  ✖
  • Age  ✔
  • Height  ✖
  • Professional Training  ✖
  • Shots / Vet  ✖
  • Farrier  1/4 marks
  • Shows  ✔
  • Health Issues  ✖
  • Personality  1/2 marks
  • Other Info  1/2 marks

So Sheila gets 4.25 out of a possible 11.  Sorry, that’s a FAIL.

Now, I also have to give a failing grade on grammar and punctuation, but the spelling is passable.

Oh, and PS, Shiela, what the hell do you mean when you say “she has no dirt“???  Do you mean she’s never raced?  Well, considering the breed, that wouldn’t surprise me.  But if you’re trying to sell to a family who is looking for an all-around horse for their kids, well, I’m thinking they wouldn’t have a clue what you’re talking about!

And by the way folks, this first ad is just a “fair-to-middlin'” ad.  There are much, much worse to come.

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