Originally Posted by iridehorses
A trainer friend of mine suggests selling her as a package because you have no idea what the foal will be like.
This is my thinking as well. The foal may turn out to be a fugly conformational nightmare (not really
likely, but dang sure possible). Plus, you have the added risk and cost of potential complications during foaling and the possibility of losing either mare or foal or both.
I honestly don't know how willing most trainers will be about working for a percentage basis to train/show a prospect that is for sale. I most definitely wouldn't unless it was nearly a guaranteed
thing that I would come out ahead. Just for me, 6 months of training would equate to almost $4000 and I am not a world class trainer that could create a winning cutter. For me to make any money at all from a percentage of a sale, that would have to be one hell of a desirable horse that had a world championship under it's belt. If I made a deal for 10%, the horse would have to sell for more than $40,000 just for me to break even.
In the grand scheme of things, I really think you would get a better deal to try to find a market for her and sell her sooner rather than later.