Appendix Quarterhorses can be very versatile. I have known a few that made really good jumpers and event horses. Of course they had the right conformation and speed...
Here is the bottom line. A really good horse.. with the mind and body.. to do eventing and so forth is probably going to command a really good price. I know that at the higher levels a $30,000 horse is not good enough.. because if it was, it would command $60,000.
Here we are looking for a diamond in a pile of rocks. They are there, but you gotta move a lot of rocks to find them. In this market after several years of the horse business having been a sellers market up to 2007-08 there is are a lot more rocks of using age then ever... they were bred to sell for a profit and not to perform.
Now the bottom has dropped out and those horses are the ones you need to sift through to find the diamonds.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
) Dinosaur Horse Trainer