Friday, December 19, 2008
Holiday Horses! Come and Get 'Em
Hello all!!! I've been blasted with snow at my place and have been out the horses, keeping them toasty and warm. With all this winter weather and the fact that Christmas is only 6 days away it reminds me of all the people who try just that extra inch to push their horses your way.
Well with the market being the way it is people are trying to push their horses off left and right. But nothing compared to when winter and the holidays hit. Everyone thinks that they have the perfect Christmas gift and that ALL little girls out there who dream of Santa bringing them a pony should have theirs.
How many ads out there do you see that say "Perfect Christmas Pony" or "Will hold 'til Christmas" ?
Now I've actually helped people out who are in a crunch to get their horses or ponies trained for Christmas. Some the owners have managed to sell, some not even close. With the market being the way it is do people really think that we as consumers are capable of taking on YOUR horse that you suddenly MUST REHOME?? Come on now.
Hey I'm all for if you have the means to afford a horse for the holidays, but the advertising that I see sometimes boggles my mind. Like "Oh I was wanting to buy a horse this spring, but now that it say CHRISTMAS HORSE I must have it NOW for sure!!!" And people think this works?? *snort* You know what else works? Quit breeding your garbage that you can't afford to train or feed or take care of!!
Sorry folks, it's just another of my crazy rants, but sometimes I just can't help myself. Go to craigslist and type in any holiday word. Christmas, holiday, whatever and see the amount of ads that pop up! WOW!!! Let me tell you, some of the people of the horse world are true marketing geniuses. *eyeroll* C'mon I know that there are some things that drive you guys nuts too! LOL!!!