Finding Free or Cheap Horses on Craigslist
In the current economy, if you've got cash, there is a serious firesale going on in the horseworld. You can get really nice horses that two years ago would have sold for $10,000 for around $5,000. There are many people who find themselves unable to keep up with the monthly bills of horse ownership and just want to find a nice, responsible home for their fancy show horse. There are also lots of free/cheap medium quality animals to be found on Craigslist.
Most often, horses are listed in the "Homes and Garden" section of Craigslist NOT the Pet section. The Farm and Garden section in under the "For Sale" area of any Craigslist city page.
Here are a few sample listings in Florida that I found for nice looking horses that were under $1000 (click the screenshots to view the entire listing). Check your city and see what you can dig up.
Photo Credits: Multiple Craigslist postings
2013 08 21
i realy want a big free horse and a great jumper
2013 08 21
this guy selling tbs’ for $1 just guaranteed his horses will be going to slaughter. i hope he’s proud of himself. why doesn’t he just have them humanely put down by a vet?
the same goes for the horses selling for $800
SUCH BEAUTIFUL HORSES TO BE TURNED INTO MEAT!
2013 09 14
Listen lawrence I would love to have one of this persons horses and so would allot of people.You can’t say they are at slaughter because you don’t know.Most kill buyers don’t pay 800.00 for a horse they pay maybe 200.00.I think your probably a breeder that wants top dollar for his horses so your making people not want to get these.Discrouraging people from advertising these.I want 4 horses and would like a good deal that would help someone and save a horse.Just bought a ranch in MO. and would love to to have 4 horses all fenced big barn plus corrals 4 of them infact.So don’t say where the horses are going because you don’t know and nether do I but I would gladly buy 4 Cindie
2014 09 02
I HAVE A NEW BLACK 18” WESTERN SHOW SADDLE WITH LOTS OF CHROME. NEVER BEEN ON A HORSE. PURCHASED FROM THE AMISH. BOUGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER AND AFTER THE BUY I LEARNED SHE WAS PREGNANT. WANT TO TRADE FOR A GENTLE TWH FOR A BEGINNER. NICE SADDLE. WOULD LIKE A BLACK GENTLE 15+HANDS MIDDLE AGE TWH WITH NO KNOWN BAD HABITS. THIS HORSE WILL HAVE A GOOD HOME.
2014 09 15
I am looking to lease or to care for clean and brush, ground exersize with lead rope give lover to someone’s horse that might be not getting all the attention she/he deserves.
2014 09 15
I’m looking to adopt a horse before he gets send to the slaughter I live in nj.I’m looking for a calm beginners horse that I can ride and give it a good home.please before anyone give up on their horse don’t put him down ill tan him as ling as it doesn’t have behavier issues kids will b ridding it thank u.