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    05-15-2009, 01:58 PM
Read before you breed - auction report.

Just want people to think: What are you breeding that's any better than what's going through sales?
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Sorrel Registered Saddlebred Gelding Very nice horse but he didn't go through, no coggins. (spoke to the lady his owner lost her job wanted $275)

Sorrel Registered Saddlebred mare halfsister to above. Very nice horse but he didn't go through, no coggins. (spoke to the lady his owner lost her job wanted $275)

3 year old cute maximum sabino pinto pony mare small laid back, walked through. Nice pony clubbing prospect- $85 (no saled)

Teen underweight brown mare 15 hands. Broke to ride, real sweet heart.- $75 (No Sale)

5 year old bay gelding, trail ridden, grade, calm-$350 (No Sale)

Sorrel 3 year old nice looking overo gelding supposedly green but was really laid back when ridden in the ring.-$200 (No Sale)

13 year old chestnut Grade morgan, walked through, broke to ride. Really nice and well cared for- $260

6 year old Palomino, green toes out so bad he looked like a duck-$185 (No Sale) (FHOTD in: There is no market for young horses who resemble waterfowl. Keep it in mind when you breed!)

12-13 grade broke to ride NICE gelding-$410 (No Sale)

Dead Broke Red Dun AQHA Mare, Skipper W Breeding, ridden bridleless, exellent mare needed feet done and made her look 'off'.-$900

6 year old green broke Tovero Bay walked through nice build-$ 240 (No Sale)

7 year old overo pony. Was very sore standing when I watched him before the auction. Amish ridden and broken out. Intermediate rider only. -$250 (No Sale)

6 year old Pintoloosa Broke to ride mare, walked in-$225 (No Sale)



PB - Private Buyer. KB - Kill Buyer. NS - No Saled.

1. 2005 APHA Stud. Lanky, Ugly neck. Rode in, nervous. Grey and White. $250- PB
2. 7 year old QH type gelding. Said he had been used on cattle. Ridden in. Stocky, quiet. $250-KB
3. 2001 AQHA and Foundation QH. 95% foundation bred. Been used as broodmare, not broke. Quietly led in, she would be a nice project, she’s cute. $180 PB
4. Registered mini. Appaloosa coloring. Cute as a button. 38”, in foal ( I think for ’10? ). $400 PB
5. 1996 AQHA bay gelding. Goes back to Impressive and had no HYPP status listed. Quiet enough walking around, got a little excited when asked to trot, but did do it. Ugly headed, but decent enough. $290 PB
6. 2001 Reg. Appaloosa gelding. Looks right around 14hh. Ridden all over by a jerk of a fat kid…pony looked like he’d had enough by end of night/tossing head but had been quiet all day. Seemed like a nice broke pony. Bidding went to $250 NS wanted $350.
7. 1998 APHA mare. Jetalito granddaughter. Pretty, quiet W/J/L. 1st time ridden in 2 years. $700-PB
8. 3 year old pinto (mare?). Said green broke, but compared to everything else she seemed pretty broke. Super CUTE. Pretty headed, nice hip. $385- PB
9. 2 year old palomino filly. Will not be 2 until July. Rode the crap out of her all over. She looks very baby-ish. Sweet filly… needs time to mature physically. Sadly she’s not going to get that. $265 PB
10. 1990 APHA mare. This one killed me. She was DEAD quiet, in great shape and jogged around on a draped rein slowly. Babysitter! I would have brought her home if I had a stall. $175 KB ughhh!
11. 9 or 10 year old gelding. Ridden in by kid. Stocky and wide, not much to look at but quietly walked around. $425-PB
12. 3 year old? Tall pretty bay TB mare. Does not tie apparently ( she tore up a wall out in back ) rode around quietly bareback, little jog, sweet girl. $185 KB
13. 7 year old QH type Palomino mare. Pretty, short and stout. Very quiet. $400-something to PB
14. 4 year old BIG handsome TB gelding. W/T/C…. Very cool horse. This would have been a fun project. $390- PB
15. Didn’t catch the age. Probably around 14hh gaited pony mare. Very smooth, and looked like fun! $370-PB
16. 2004 TWHBEA gelding. UGLY and pissy. Wanted to throw the guy. Said he was “rank”. Has a cloudy eye. I don’t know what the bidding was at but he NS and wanted $200.
17. Didn’t catch age. Palomino gaited mare. Not ridden in 2-3 years but they hopped on in the ring. Nervous, but ok ( can’t blame her! ). Off on LF. Bred to jack. $NS wanted $400
18. No age, TB mare. Been used as a broodmare. Tall, skinny. $195 KB
19. 4 and 3 year old (brought in together) Belgian/ Halflinger cross. Funky looking. Broke to drive. $ NS didn’t say what they wanted.
20. 2005 bay AQHA gelding. Not much to look at Said he was a “cutter and reiner” ( I enjoyed some laughs ). Attempted to do some spins, but did fast circles and moved about 20 feet(certainly no reining spin! ) LOL, I was getting a kick out of this one. It impressed the yahoos there though. $1825 PB

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    05-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Its true. There are SO many really good horses out there for cheap. The money you would spend in a stud fee, mare costs, foal costs could buy multiple great horses. If you want to train it yourself look at some auctions there are alot of weanlings that nobody wants.
    05-15-2009, 02:18 PM
Horse auctions vary a great deal depending on location and whats being offered for sale. I was at one in April that had 6 head gor for over $10K and the over all average was over $2400. Horses are like pickups theres Chevy S-10's and theres 1 Ton Duallys. They don't sell for the same price and shouldn't.
    05-15-2009, 02:47 PM
There are people that breed "Pontiacs", not "Cadillacs" - the Pontiac breeders seem to be more populous than the Caddy breeders.

If you take your horse to a select sale (if you can, there are conditions that need to be met most times) you will fetch a higher price. Most people don't think to do that and just take it to the local livestock auction.
At least, that's where many many horses end up.

My point of this thread was to show that at most auctions your average horse won't even recoup a decent stud fee.

Again, I'm NOT addressing the Cadillac breeders.
    05-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Oh I agree but then most people that breed a horse don't do it to make money for most its a hobby, they want a foal, they think their mare should have one. The list of reasons is long with making money near the bottom for most.
    05-15-2009, 02:58 PM
Problem is they don't think before they breed.
They don't think about what would happen to the foal if they were to lose their jobs or have to move. Suddenly Fugly Foal (that used to be a "must have foal" out of a "sweet but ugly mare" and/or was a "forever foal") has to find a new home and nobody wants him.
    05-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Oh I don't think its a case of not thinking at all. They may not think your way or my way but they think about it some just decide to take them to a sale and get what they get. Doesn't make them wrong just makes them different then some others.
    05-15-2009, 03:13 PM
Does that make them a responsable owner? Probably not.
    05-15-2009, 03:17 PM
I certainly think it does, if the animal is cared for then I think their responsable. I know people that breed top notch horses and do a very poor job of caring for them those IMO are not responsable. What a person breeds doesn't reflect on if their responsable peopl;e or not.
    05-15-2009, 04:32 PM
On the auction note horse sales here in Colorado seem to be doing pretty good actually... I went to a sale that's wasnt even a consignment and a horse went for $3,000 the cheapest on that Saturday was $1,500 and that was ranging from weanlings to horses that couldn't be ridden any more... But that is just here in this state...

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