This exchange was sent to me from a Horses For Sale/Wanted message board. I cannot resist adding my 2 cents worth - and kudos to the person who responded...who is the person I wish owned this horse and was making decisions for him! By the way, this is a two year old horse.
Lindsey, you ignorant cow. Here's some news for you, sunshine. While nobody should ONLY want bloodlines, nobody should ONLY want disposition, either. My 30+ year old grade toothless fugly rescue mare (pictured left, for everybody's amusement) has a great disposition - do you think that means she should have babies? And you're an idiot who clearly thinks that all Impressive horses are bad because someone equally ignorant tried to explain HYPP to you once and the concept of a N/N was way beyond your ability to comprehend.
Why not keep him a stallion? Because, Lindsey, stallions make more horses. More grade, $10 says fugly as hell, UNMARKETABLE horses that wind up being a sandwich in France! Not to mention that just because something is an uncut two year old and is still quiet, that does not mean it will be equally quiet as an uncut four year old. You note that he's not interested in mares yet - well, honey, just wait til he IS. I love how you admit you would rather sell him for $500 as a stallion than geld him and sell him for $750 as a gelding (or how about you eat the cost of gelding him? Who bred this thing anyway? Another $10 says you!).
Note the use of "waste" to describe the $250 needed for gelding (which I do not believe, BTW, if gelding is $80 in rural Washington state, you cannot tell me it is $250 in rural Arkansas. Not buying.)
Anyway, I'm guessing Lindsey knows about the blog since she mentioned she wasn't posting on a "blog to express your feelings." So hey, Lindsey, you're the star today! You and your ($10 says grade) buckskin two year old colt, THAT NEEDS TO BE GELDED. Hopefully some "snobby" person will buy him who has the sense to chop his balls off!
For all of you who get fed up reading Craigslist and the free horses...I have a happy ending for you. A friend of mine was looking at the free horses and saw a free Saddlebred, 28 years old. Her first thought was that she'd have to go look at him because she loves Saddlebreds. Her second thought was that, if her first horse was alive today, he'd be around that age. Yeah, you guessed it. The free Craigslist Saddlebred was her first horse. Yesterday he came home to her for the rest of his life. She's going to have that second chance so many wish we had to spoil him for the rest of his life and make sure he never wants for a thing. Congratulations, Jessica - I'm so happy for you both!