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post #11 of 15 Old 07-24-2012, 06:28 AM
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I like him as a Second/Third level and general pottering about horse (my kind of horse) but would not buy him if I was serious about Fourth level or PSG.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-24-2012, 07:07 AM
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I don't know, anabel. If he's never been shown, or hasn't been shown in years, 3 - 5K seems reasonable. But if he has some legit recent test scores at Training or 1st, I would think 5 - 7K +?

What does a decent horse, confirmed on the aids, going Training/1st go for in your area? In my area, 5 - 10, then I'm subtracting for age and a little for correctness.

I'm also thinking that if I were shopping for a student or a client in that price range, I might prefer him over a just started young prospect, because of his being able to be ridden on the aids immediately and for his nice attitude and work ethic.
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An 11y/o of nondescript breeding capable of doing w/t/c and nervously walking down a driveway is worth as much as he weighs around here... or up to 3-4 grand if he's lucky and marketed well.
5-7 grand, at that age, would get you a nondescriptly bred horse that will pack anyone around trails, in a show arena and be a decent all rounder at lower levels.
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-26-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, funny videos...

I thought the bit at the beginning is funny, too. I see why they do it, but it isn't very convincing since they could just wait until they get a nice walk up the lane after who knows how many tries :)

Originally they were asking 15K, then down to 10K or offer but they rescinded on the 'offer' part so I didn't even try him out.

I need to look at his conformation again (straight behind-- meaning not enough angle in the hind leg at the hock?)-- I keep trying to improve my 'eye' so I can see these things, but it is hard! I just got Hilda Guerney's (very old) "Selecting Your Dressage Horse" video (and I do mean VHS!), hoping to get some insight.

Thanks again for all your input... the search continues :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-26-2012, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ebrides View Post
Originally they were asking 15K, then down to 10K
Wow! That's A LOT even for my (very non-cheap) area!

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