Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: British Columbia
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I still don't think they are overpriced for what they are, sorry. But these horses are specifically bred for the olympic disciplines, which is what they excel in over ANY other breed. If you want to excel and get to the top level in your sport of choice no matter WHAT it is, you get what you pay for, and I'm sure you all know that. Of course, SOME horses out there are overpriced individually, but I personally feel that there are MANY other breeds that are overpriced that are NOT warmbloods! Take Friesians for one, they are cart horses first and foremost, you VERY rarely see one in the upper levels of dressage, showjumping, eventing ( in fact, I cannot name one!) and they are still bringing in enormous prices. They are great amateur horses and do relatively well at the lower to medium levels, but I don't believe that they should bring in those kinds of $$$. Another is the Gypsy vanner......
My F.I.L. is heavily into competing in endurance and knows of people (usually the shieks) that pay MILLIONS of dollars for a top endurance horse (all are arabian horses!)
So yes, like I said, people will pay TOP dollar to get a top horse no matter what the breed or discipline......