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post #11 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 02:54 PM
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Way, way to many variables. It depends on where he is, and how the market is there. The market for a good horse where I live in Georgia is very different than the market for a horse in another area.
And bsms is right, if you say he is training in dressage (if your were to actually sell him, which I see you are not) you would have to clarify what level he was schooled too and what not. Plus conformation, looks and way of going influence price. If I were to just spitball a guess, where I am he would sell for more than you worked off for him. A well conformed OTTB(with clean legs) who has started retaining goes for around 1,400ish here. But I can't really give you a straight price.
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post #12 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 03:42 PM
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And frankly, you haven't given us enough information for us to answer your question. More details about prevous training, types of competition and placings, a decent confo shot, a movement shot and a jumping shot would all help other members given you a ballpark figure. And as other posters have pointed out, geography is a factor as well.
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post #13 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 03:51 PM
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To sum it up, he could very well be worth more then $1,500 ... but going only on what you posted, he could also be a give away.

Personally, any good, reliable, healthy, registered, horse is worth at least $500 in my area. 2 years ago or so you couldn't find one like that for under $2,000.

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post #14 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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He is not as skinny as he looks in one picture. But it's a decent confo pic.
I really don't have any videos of him other than one of me and him just goofing around on the barrel pattern, which I'm not going to put up because people are critical enough.
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post #15 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 04:39 PM
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Based on your initial description of him being a 3' jumper, I would have said $2k-$3k. However from the pic of him jumping, sorry, I would put him in the $1k range.
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post #16 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 05:22 PM
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When I say trained in dressage I have no idea what that means, it was before I got him and I'm a western rider. I did start him on barrels and I didn't see much potential I did find pictures of him competing in hunter. And sorry, I'm on mobile otherwise I would put up pictures.
And no the question was what is his worth,
And I haven't uploaded any recent pictures, those are probably a year or so old, but he is the bay.
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You said he's trained in dressage and yet have no idea what it means? If you have no idea then you either need to not state it at all or at least state something like "According to his last owners, he was trained in dressage but I'm not entirely sure what they meant."

Otherwise it's false advertising. But when it all comes down to it, saying that at all in an ad does not sound professional. He is either trained in dressage or he isn't. I'm not a dressage expert, but like a previous person said, things like movments he knows well, what level of dressage he's at, how well he's placed at what shows, etc. Details! Details even in the other things he does as well.

Also decent pictures are helpful: action shots doing his stated disciplines, clear conformation shots, pedigree. And I know you posted pictures already but I'm just stating that.

Front and back pics should also be included in conformation shots as you can't judge the whole horse from the side.

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post #17 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks for telling me that, see I wouldve never known.
And I'm sorry !
ACCORDING TO HIS PAST OWNERS HE IS TRAINED IN DRESSAGE BUT I DO NOT KNOW TO WHAT LEVEL OR EXTENT.
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post #18 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 05:38 PM
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My personal opinion......not more than $1000. Just based on the fact that he seemingly is a "jack of all trades-master of none." And OTTB's are a dime a dozen, if that much.

IMO, and just that, MY OPINION, horses cannot be good at everything, any more than people can. THis poor guy has been all over the board, and now is even learning neck reining, which, I am guessing is not all that great at. Just a guess.

OP-you seemed to get awfully impatient with the folks here giving you their opinions, and taking their time to say what they thought when you could not even (initially) take the time to put up the necessary info. That, my dear, is an observation. Hopefully you will spend the time to get this guy good at something.
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post #19 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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post #20 of 34 Old 12-13-2011, 05:41 PM
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In my neck of the woods in AR he's around the $800 being well trained, if he's 100% sound and sane. Good lesson horse. His looks are not what I find desirable, you should market him in NWA or Little Rock for a better price. OTTB's are everywhere here, going for free, $100, at best, well trained, $700.
IF you want money, you have to have a proven barrel or cutting horse. Then you can talk $2,500 to $7,000. Dressage/jump horse papered out the wazooo, breathtaking, winner, up to $7,000.
I'm in NWA, picked up two, my green broke 4 year old grade gelding in better shape/looking than yours for $400, not trying to be rude, I promise! Just bought a 14 year old kids horse, dead broke, babysitter, SUPER cute, sound and in good condition for $500. They paid $1,200 for him 4 years ago! Went to see a registered paint, super flashy trail horse that does it ALL, 15.2h. 10 years old, wanted to sell him for $500!! I think I'm going to get him even though I don't "need" him.

But my well bred registered trail horse Dash, wouldn't take less than $10,000 for her!! LOL! And Shorty, if you LOVE him I wouldn't take less than $10,000 for your <3 horse either!

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