Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

7 responses to “Real Actual Listing Photos: Pretty Pretty Ponies Edition”

  1. AndySeattle

    Million dollar home with SWEET plastic chairs. Bargain at twice the price.

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  2. Erik Muller

    Tim, does this post have anything to do with your fascination with the Bronies?

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  3. Sweet Pea

    On your 3rd photo, private and quiet can be a sought-after characteristic for horse owners. A couple of years ago a mare in the Puget Sound area broke her leg in a pasture after being frightened by neighbors who just loved fireworks. Also, privacy and quiet away from arterial roads can be a huge bonus, as a downed fence and resulting loose horse on a main road is one of a couple of the worst nightmares feared by most horse owners. One of the other top fears being a barn fire.

    Also, on the first photo, most equestrians, especially horse owners with their own farms, have to be pretty passionate about it, because it is a staggering amount of work, unless you can afford to pay help ;-)

    But, I do enjoy the pony pictures, and the first listing is just beautiful (mostly the barn, coming from a passionate equestrian :-)

    ETA: I’ve been to the facility with the horse spying from the barn. Haven’t been inside the house, but I was up there twice at night, and it is so far out there, on a one-lane winding road, I kept waiting for the banjos to start playing, and hoped if we got lost they could eventually find my body, but they do have a nice spot up on a hill.

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  4. softwarengineer

    I Used to Raise a Brown Racing Thoroughbred Called Suzie During My College Years

    That horse was crafty as hades, could push any fence post down and lept 5-6 feet over fences too….kept SWE running all over the neighborhood trying to catch it, especially when the dogs were chasing it. I had to chain it to a tree to keep it “penned in”.

    I raised her mom Chiquita too for awhile, but she died about year after giving birth to Suzie.

    Thoroughly enjoyed your pictures Tim, but I learned to never ride Suzie without horrifying fear she’d smash me into low tree branches….that pony was gifted at throwing riders off….me included.

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  5. Sweet Pea

    This is way off topic, but just in case anyone is thinking of trying it at home…chaining a horse to a tree is an incredibly bad idea…

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  6. Lo Ball Jones

    One thing about horses…they haven’t gotten on board with the whole urban density trope. Way too much land per horse…have to rezone that.

    I mean this guy used to share a nice little pied-à-terre with his “equestrian”:

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