This a fair price?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Draft Horses

This a fair price?

This is a discussion on This a fair price? within the Draft Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category

Like Tree3Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-11-2012, 08:24 PM
This a fair price?

Well I'll start off with I've been looking for a good horse for a while or else a nice team. My gram has a gray Percheron back in the day that he pulled and raced and so on with several other horses. So I want to follow the lines with the family.

I found a team of Belgium's for 2100 obo and he has two different harnesses one he wants 400 and the other 600 both harnesses are nylon.

One is 12 years old and the other is 14. Used for farm work weddings and parades so the guy said. One horse is about 17.2 H and the other is solid 18. I'm planning on going and looking at them on a weekend because of time. I just wanted to know what is a fair price for the team? Look to make a really nice team..

I've found Percheron's for a grand, solid black but he had a little temper when you would ride. And didnt let the rear hooves to be picked up.

I found another set of Percheron's for 3500 obo but he was a solid 8 hour drive away and that was a little far for me, black Percheron's.

Being I was want the team and harnesses I was thinking like 2250 for the team and harness.

Thanks for the help.
Sponsored Links
    02-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Green Broke
Any pics?
Posted via Mobile Device
    02-11-2012, 08:40 PM
This one
Attached Images
File Type: jpg belgteam.jpg (12.0 KB, 324 views)
    02-12-2012, 12:45 AM
Green Broke
$2100 IMO is a pretty good deal for a well trained team. I have seen some upwards of $6000. I don't know much about driving or where abouts you are but I definitely think $2100 is a fair price if they are well trained.
Posted via Mobile Device
    02-12-2012, 01:18 AM
I agree with Cowgirl.

Im not sold on the 400 and 600 dollar harnesses though. They are nylon. Maybe if they were leather? Especially being used...?

I don't drive but those seem so...over priced.
Posted via Mobile Device
    02-12-2012, 02:13 AM
That's probably a very fair price for a safe starter team. They'll keep you out of trouble which is worth alot. Is the harness bio or nylon? Team? A new nylon team set will run around $500. Add in the collars ($70-100 each), pads ($30 each), good lines ($50+), bridles ($100 each)... It might be a good deal or it might not be. Used nylon harness don't have a good resale value. I just bought a very well made used one for $55. The hames and heel chains were worth that much. A well made used leather team set will go for $500-1000. You can pick them up cheaper but they tend to have issues. A forecart will set you back another $500 too.
    02-12-2012, 11:19 AM
Well Gram and Gramp have a sleigh and a wagon that they gave to my folks so I have that part. I was thinking of asking 2250 for the team and a harness. Another thing is how big of a trailer would I need being theses horses are so tall? A friend has a regular 2 horse trailer but I don't really think that would be enough to house these to big boys.
    02-12-2012, 11:32 AM
When I bought my first mare, I only had a 2 horse straightload so I borrowed a friend's 4 horse staightload, 6'6" in height, opened the center divider and she got home fine. Any stock trailer preferrably 7' tall will work.
    02-12-2012, 11:50 AM
ClaPorte -- the price of the harness can not be judged without seeing the harnesses. Many of the newer harnesses are nylon because they don't break, and they are easier to care for. They can be just as fancy as the leather ones too. You might be surprised.

OP - if the team is healthy and trained and has a good temperment, the price is great!

Trailer -- you'd be shocked at what I've seen some draft horses put into! :) But generally, a 7 foot high trailer will have sufficient width for you as well.
CLaPorte432 likes this.
    02-12-2012, 12:08 PM
Alright, Well I just talked with him he said he used a 7 foot trailer that way he would put harnesses on and load them and wouldn't have to monkey with getting them on once he got to where ever he was going. And they had room for it all.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is a fair price? Eliz Horse Riding Critique 10 09-18-2011 05:23 PM
What is a fair price to ask for this saddle? sarahver Tack and Equipment Classifieds 14 03-19-2011 09:48 AM
is this a fair price? sydney Horse Health 8 10-13-2008 11:22 PM
fair price? farmpony84 Horse Riding Critique 22 06-05-2008 06:13 PM
think this is a fair price for this used saddle? SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-06-2008 01:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0