Many of us, remember the Miniature Horse, which sold for $100.000. And what about the two year old TB colt, which sold for $16,000.000 in Florida. In Appleby Fair a few years ago, a ten month old Gypsy Horse filly, sold for 60,000 pounds. Double that for dollars at the time. And no, the filly was not sold to an American, but stayed in England with her new owner. She will never come to the US. Many Americans love to parrot the things they read on the net, about how Gypsy Horses are two a penny in the UK. Truth is, that in the UK, many Gypsies change hands for some very hefty prices and hardly ever to Americans.
And speaking of Gypsy Horses in the US, it really irks me these days, that many cross breed to Gypsies and ask more for the crossbreds, than many purebreds are priced today. Tells me that those who pay big prices for crossbred Gypsies, just have not done their homework. And those who breed and sell these crosses, count on the fact that the buyer will have not done their homework and still think all Gypsies are high priced, as they were ten years ago.
I see the same happening with Friesians, which seem to be a current fad breed.
And we've all seen some brightly coloured or interestingly coloured horses, selling for huge money, even though they are a conformation mess.