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    06-04-2012, 09:58 AM
She's gorgeous. So was the QH colt you posted. He had a great butt! LOL

My husband and I have been searching for about 6 months for just the right horses. There's plenty out there. Some think a LOT of their horses and have the prices way out of line. Others are much more reasonable. As long as you don't rush, you'll find the one that suits you perfectly.

Keeping your options open is very smart. Know exactly what your goals are. Don't be swayed by the pretty face if the prospect doesn't fit with your goal. Otherwise you'll be unhappy.
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    06-04-2012, 11:27 AM
We in Texas are still recovering from the drought also.
A lot of breeders were forced to cull their herds for lack of good pasture.
I forsee in a year or 2 after the area has recovered and the economy is improving that breeders will be buying good broodstock to replenish their herds.
If we recover enough from the drought and hay prices and availabiliuty return to normal prices for horses will increase.
That mare is very nice and would be suitable for showing.
Next year she might be a steal at that price.
But, as someone has posted Arabs mature later and I would not break a2 yo to ride.
You may have to wait a year to ride her. Shalom
    06-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by Born2Ride    
Well the longer it takes me to find exactly what im looking for the more i'll have saved up to possibly buy one outright, or make a larger deposit.
Exactly! So just hang in there and keep looking.

A lot of people feel that if you can't buy a $1500 horse outright, then you probably can't afford to feed it or care for it properly. I don't agree, right now, not only couldn't I, I wouldn't because of the drought. I paid a lot more than $1500 to get my hay in for the year, so I'm cash strapped right now. But since I have my hay in, I could easily afford the farrier and well, if it's one of mine, somehow there's always money for the vet if really needed. Most horse folks that are worth a hoot, are pretty much the same way, unless they have a LOT of money. So I'm always happy to try and help someone find a way to buy the horse of their dreams and that doesn't mean giving a different price once I've negotiated the sale.

One of the car buying tips I read many years ago was to negotiate the sale price before you discuss financing. The MOST favorable way to get a good price was to have your own financing in place (if you couldn't pay cash) before you went shopping. That way you're approved and know your budget.

When dealing with a sale, I treat it the same way. We negotiate the price, then we negotiate the terms. Here, if I sell you a foal not yet off its momma, then you can pay 1/2 board on the mom until the foal is weaned. If its weaned, you can pay board. I don't understand folks who get all wrapped up in this price now, that price later, it just costs them a sale. The horse stays here til paid off and the buyer pays for any care, including board. I get cash, though not necessarily in hand right now, and the horse is off my grocery bill, vet bill, farrier bill, immediately and the buyer gets their horse. What's not to like? LOL!
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    06-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Well I guess people think differently than us lol. I really do like this mare, she just makes me go "wow" when I look at her. But I don't want to over pay especially with me having to have her shipped. The person who offered me a SEA colt for $3,000 delivered from texas (i believe that's where she lives), also offered me a 4yr.old domestic bred gelding for $1,850 (not including travel). He was started 1 1/2 years ago, rode for 6 weeks then she never rode him again because she broke her leg. I turned it down, even I know that's a bit high for a gelding that needs restarted. Then she told me she would put a week refresher on him if I wanted but then he'd be $2,000. Then i'm looking at several APHA's, it just seems like everything is over priced, am I searching wrong here or what??? Everybody's talking about these high quality horses going for dirt cheap, I can't seem to find them lol. Then I feel like if I pass up one of these offers, what if I regret not buying one, or what if I buy one, and find something better. Horse shopping has never been this hard for me :/.
    06-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Also her are pictures of the pintabian colt, he's one of the most reasonably priced horses im looking at. But could still be over priced, there asking $750 plus $500 for delivery (so he would cost me $1,250 in total). He's 1/2 paint, 1/2 arabian. The only thing I didn't really like about him is he seems to have big ears lol.
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    06-04-2012, 05:02 PM
LOL, I'm an ear 'freak' so that's enough for me! I HATE big ears on Arabs and Half-Arabs.

Hang in there and keep on looking. I'm going to be posting some of my for sale critters soon (soon as I can get them cleaned up, baby fur off, clipped etc) and like I said, they won't be expensive. Also, I have a mare out for saddle training right now that I never hit it off with. If, after breaking, she and I still don't click she's going to be for sale for not much and she's friggin' gorgeous. I will sell her for a LOT less than I paid, just to see her go to a good home if we can't come to an agreement. I am VERY picky on temperament and a horse that is not an 'in your tent' kind of personality will not last long here. I know some folks like horses that are all business and don't really want to be messed with but I'm not one of them.

So, don't get frustrated and rush your purchase, bide your time and see what comes available.
    06-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Ok, well free to PM when you get around to get pictures and everything, or I can just PM you my email address. Im still waiting to hear back about this mare of if she will negotiate on the price. So we'll see.
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    06-05-2012, 02:12 AM
Not a problem! I wasn't soliciting you though, but just saying, new good stuff comes available all the time. If you would like to see pics of the ones that will be sold soon, I'll be happy to send them to you. Just pm me your email and I'll send them on to you.
    06-05-2012, 02:24 AM
PM sent :)
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