Remember this awesome warmblood mare from my last Craiglist bashing post?
She actually looks kind of nice now!
She may be a nice horse for someone!
Then, there is this guy.
The ad reads:
WE ARE SELLING OUR 10 YEAR OLD STALLION DRAFT HORSE ***1/2 ROMAN 1/2 GYPSY 18.5 HANDS & 1800 LBS,,,100% COGGINS FREE VET CIRTED. SHOE'D ,,,,HE IS AS GENTLE AS A ST. BERNARD,,HE DRIVES AWSOME AND WILL BACK UP / STAND & DO WHATEVER IS ASKED OF HIM,,,HE COMES WITH MENNONITE HAND BUILT TIMBER WAGON ALL PULL + DRIVE HARNESS AND A SMALL CIRCLE CORRAL. HE WILL WORK IN THE WOODS OR ON THE STREET PULLING A CARRAGE, HE LOVES TO BE BARE BACK'D OR IF YOU HAVE A (LARGE SADDLE ) SOFT SADDLE RIDDEN WHERE & WHENEVER, DOC@ 1-615-210-9254,,,IF YOU'RE READING THIS ADD HE'S STILL FOR SALE HIM & EVERYTHING FIRST 5K NO BARTER / NO LESS THAN CASH IN HAND SALE ONLY!!!! NO I WILL NOT HOLD...THANKXXXXXX
Incredibly, this horse is a whopping 18.5 hands tall.
With renowned breeding, Roman horses are rare and according to a quick google search, the horse conformation and breeding expert, Virgil, states this about them:
"From the first, the foal of a noble breed steps higher in the fields and brings down his feet lightly. Boldly he leads the way, braves threatening rivers, entrusts himself to an untried bridge, and starts not at idle sounds. His neck is high, his head clean-cut, his belly short, his back plump, and his gallant chest is rich in muscles. Good colours are bay and grey; the worst, white and dun. Again, should he but hear afar the clash of arms, he cannot keep his place; he pricks up his ears, quivers in his limbs, and snorting rolls beneath his nostrils the gathered fire. His mane is thick and, as he tosses it, falls back on his right shoulder. A double ridge runs along his loins; his hoof scoops out the ground, and the solid horn gives it a deep ring."
Here is a photo of the breed standard:
Thankfully, he is 100% coggins free, and the vet must feel pretty strongly that he is because he was given an incredibly rare certificate stating his coggins-ness-less.
As most 18.5 hand stallions are, he is as gentle as a St. Bernard.
(Other images that comeback when google searching "bareback" are not appropriate for ANY eyes... of course, in this area, anything is possible.)
So, anyone looking for a nice project horse, whip out your checkbook and get ready for your 18.5 heathen to come home, corral, wagon and all!