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post #1 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to ask people out there how much they (or there parents) bought there horses for.........Since you can't judge a great horse and say ohhh that horse must be expensive when maybe the owner bought them for 1,500. Just curious.....
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post #2 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 03:35 PM
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i bought my two colts for 200 each
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post #3 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 03:38 PM
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My first horse was $1500, we ended up giving him away 8 months later because he was way too much horse for me. (At one point he bucked my coach off and she broke her collar bone).
I am now looking at a pony that's for sale for $4500, the owners are open to a payment plan though - thank goodness.
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You can't say that $1500 isn't alot of money for a horse, because it could be. Depending on when (now that's good money for a horse, 4 years ago, not so much) and what ($1500 can get you a pretty well papered weanling)

I paid $300 for my least expensive horse (he was a AQHA weanling, who was sick and lame, after thousands of dollars in vet bills we lost him) and $3000 for my most expensive (My two year old filly, who was unbroke, out of NRHA money earner, AQHA point earner stallion and proven mare)
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post #5 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 06:18 PM
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$5,000 for Dillon (17.1hh, 14 yrs, previous WT lesson horse and before that four foot jumper)

$25K for 16.3 OTTB, 4yrs, 6 months in hunter jumper training
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Sunny- $2500 with some haggleing.

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post #7 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 06:28 PM
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$1000 for Abby

$250 for Chester

Best $1250 I have ever spent :)

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post #8 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 07:50 PM
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All I have to say, 25k for a horse?!! HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!

I paid $300 each for Lillie and Lyric.

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post #9 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Plains Drifter View Post
All I have to say, 25k for a horse?!! HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!

I paid $300 each for Lillie and Lyric.

25k is nothing ! i know people who buy ponies for 80k....

i have not spent that much on either of mine, scout i got for $8,000

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post #10 of 51 Old 10-22-2009, 08:53 PM
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My first horse had a sale price of $35,000. Through negotiating, he was brought down to $32,000 and he was purchased. When he passed this spring, the life insurance company gave us back $35,000 because that was his estimated financial value before his death.

My current horse had a sale price of $40,000, but with negotiation (everybody should try to negotiate price, even if the sale is reasonable why pay extra if the price could be lowered) he was brought down to $38,000 and he was purchased. For both of my horses a 10% (I am fairly certain that it was 10% but I could be wrong) reservation fee was put on the horse so he could not be purchased by another person before he had a vet check and the decision to purchase the horse was made.

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