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    02-11-2012, 07:24 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.
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    02-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Green Broke
Any pics?
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    02-11-2012, 07:40 PM
This one
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    02-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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.
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    02-12-2012, 12:18 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.
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    02-12-2012, 01:13 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, 10:19 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, 10:32 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, 10:50 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.
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    02-12-2012, 11:08 AM
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.

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