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        09-05-2013, 03:45 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    I think the reasonable thing to do is to get appraisals from your local trainers or judges. Then you will have a more accurate price, then just from people not in your area.
         
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        09-05-2013, 03:56 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Ya he still has some time to go. He ran on the track when he was 2 and then went into barrel training at 4 and prob only has been entered/time onlys 30 times give or take from age 4 to now (so 3 years). I am going start to put him in more training to get some muscle back on him due to "summer" lol its so HOT here I don't even ride from months july-oct just light riding/trails and bringing him swimming. So hopefully I can get him running all 16.9 (wishing) or at least 17.0-17.1 or 2 consistently. Because I ran him a few weeks ago and only clocked a 17.8 with him being un fit though so I was proud of him


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    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    There is a high demand in the barrel horse world for good solid horses that haven't had their legs ran off. Keeping in mind he is so very young yet too. Many barrel horses don't hit their prime until 8-14. That's where you see the high priced horses.
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        09-05-2013, 04:34 PM
      #23
    Started
    10 to 15K he is a Beauty
         
        09-12-2013, 06:24 PM
      #24
    Foal
    $10 to $13 thousand!!
         
        09-12-2013, 06:35 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    If it hasn't already been suggested, there are certified equine appraisers out there...just do a quick online search for one in your area. Most insurance companies won't ask for proof of value to insure but if you need to put in a claim they will probably want proof which is normally, at the very least, a bill of sale but they will accept an affidavit or statement of value from a certified appraiser from the same area/region). Obviously, as an example, someone used to appraising in the upper northeast is probably not going have a good handle on the value of horses in the deep south.
         
        09-13-2013, 11:35 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    I can just take him of your hands and you wouldn't have to worry about it! Haha, just kidding but I love him!
         
        09-13-2013, 12:14 PM
      #27
    Started
    He is worth what you feel you can replace him for, to insure. He is worth what someone is willing to pay, to sell. Maybe get an appraisal?

    Personal experience however -

    I am pretty surprised with the prices some of you are throwing out! (Meaning no disrespect to how nice he is) One of my students re-purchased a horse that I'd rescued and trained in 2010 - she bought him back from someone this past spring. She had never ridden a barrel horse nor had any lessons barrel racing. Practiced for two weeks before her first show and this was their first run together.


    They, she mostly, made some mistakes but ran low 17's for the first few shows and by the last three shows were in the high 16's, never hit a barrel. Plus this gelding is actually a far better pole horse than he is a barrel horse so she is really looking forward to their 2014 season, now that she's getting the hang of it.

    This horse is also not hot at the gate, rides in a training snaffle bit (no chin strap, no tie down), is schooling dressage, trail rides, loads, bathes, clips, ties, easy to catch, etc... I had gotten him for free before we did any training with him. Did not sell him for much because I've always found selling a barrel horse to be hard and she just re-purchased him for $1,000. Your gelding being younger, registered and pretty I would have put him around $5,000.
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        09-13-2013, 12:29 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    Thought I'd elaborate on my answer: in my area, people can't even give horses away. You can pick up amazing horses for dirt cheap, which is why I said "In MY area". Also barrel horses are a dime a dozen out here.
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        09-13-2013, 01:41 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    So he runs a 16.8 on a standard when the world record is a 16.586 and he's out of shape and been entered less than 30 times?

    Do you have any videos?
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        09-13-2013, 01:50 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    When you get insurance for a horse, the company will usually tell you how much to insure it for, based on its age, breed, pedigree, record, etcetera.
         

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