Kay, this thread isn't about you two arguing about horse prices, it's about Gypsy Cobs and frankly, you're ruining the thread with your petty little argument. Take it to Private Messages perhaps?
Point to the whole thing is: Some horses are overpriced because of their looks or bloodlines, it happens with all breeds and depends on where you're from. What's high price for one area is common price elsewhere.
Buzzby: Just because you don't like them doesn't mean that you have to go spout your mouth off about your wretched opinion here. This is supposed to be a fun thread and with your comment, you already stomped that. Congratulations on the jerk factor. I suggest an attitude change.
Ink: As I formerly stated. What's overpriced in some areas is common price in others. Besides, part of the price may be because they want to ensure that the horse is taken care of. If you can afford a 30,000 horse, it's more than likely that the horse will be taken great care of because people who pay money like that, want their money's worth taken care of. There are many reasons why a price may be jacked up, such as bloodlines (My own horse was high priced because of his bloodlines when I got him), shipping cost, sometimes trauma (People who have horses that have had a wretched past and want a good home for them may jack the price up to ensure that the horse is brought to a good home.) , and sometimes they may just jack that price up because they're going through a hard time and truly just need the money. Either way, it doesn't matter if it's a 5$ horse or a 100,000 dollar horse. They're all looking for homes and great animals, Gypsy Cob or not.
As for my own opinion on Gypsy Cobs:
I believe them to be well mannered and gentle creatures that are quite willing to do just about anything you tell them to. My companion actually does barrels with her own and it excels greatly in dressage as well as in pulling carriages and parades with my own horse. They're great family animals and love children, despite all the grooming done to keep them in tip top condition when it comes to their grooming needs.
Last edited by Hennessy; 09-23-2011 at 09:16 AM.