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post #11 of 25 Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input BBBCrone! That is more the price range I was thinking of starting her at and then be willing to negotiate to the right home of course still. I really want to find a great fit for her :)

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post #12 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 02:13 AM
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Oh she is stunning! Id ask about $3500, don't be scared to price a little high!

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post #13 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tasia! I suppose it wouldn't hurt to start a little higher and work with someone then :)

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post #14 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 02:44 AM
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In my neck of the woods, you wouldn't get over 3k for her. Too many good horses for sale here for some reason. I'd guess she'd go for $2,100 based on all the information you gave us.
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post #15 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 03:05 AM
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Up here you could probably ask about $4000-$5000 for her. It seems that any horse that's safe and broke is worth a lot more than it should be. If she were youngernim sure you could get even more for her.

Also, if you make an ad for her, do not post any pictures of your younger sister riding in runners, shorts, etc. try to look a little Bit more professional. Pictures are a VERY big part in selling a horse.

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post #16 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 03:31 AM
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I tend to be a bit cheap, so take this with a grain of salt. You don't have any photos with any sort of contact on the bit, which is a bit of a red flag for me. She's very cute, but as a buyer, with her age, I wouldn't be willing to count on more than another 3 years of useful performance riding. None of your photos show good collection, which is unfortunate. Based solely off of these photos, I would presume that she is a western horse who goes western in an english saddle, and would not pay as much for her as I would for a horse with good photos (or videos) going well in both diciplines with appropriate tack and appropriate contact for the dicipline. At 17, where I am at in the northwest, I would expect to see her priced at 1500 to 2200.

Now, if you can show good collection and forward movement when going english, and a relaxed and calm movement when going western, that might be a little different. For a horse that displays the ability to allow a reasonably accomplished rider with professional instruction to do well in the ring around here for 4-h, I would say more around 2200 to possibly 3000 on the high end, but it would take a while to sell her at the higher end.

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post #17 of 25 Old 06-23-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all very much for the input!

^^ She does collect nicely,but my sister is VERY new to English and doesn't direct rein yet...only neck reins ;) That's why in all the pics she is neck-reining..lol. Image doesn't mind at all,but I guess it does look silly :p

Thanks for pointing that out! It started pouring rain here and hasn't stopped,but as soon as it let's up I plan to get better pics/videos of the Girly.

Arskly- I'll ask her not to wear shorts in the new pics...thanks!

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If she were between 8 and 12, I don't think you'd have much trouble with the 4 - 5K. She's a nice quality, flashy, experienced local horse, the kind that I combed the area for as a solid first horse for a junior or amateur. Perfect for Pony Club, local showing, lessons, etc.

However, at 17, even though she's sound and healthy with many more good years left in her, the expectation will be that youi come off of that price some.

I think $2500 - 3000. is more realistic, given her age.

But I do think with her experience and attitude, you should have no trouble finding her a home. She's exactly the type of horse there's still a solid market for.
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Between $2000-3000 would be about right in my area (SE MN). If she were younger, as others have said, you'd be talking more money. I don't know if its just where I'm located or what, but you just don't see Arab (and Arab crosses) selling for much. But a good beginners horse for 4-H/local shows or lessons or trails will always have a demand.

Personally I don't actually mind seeing a few shots of a horse being ridden by a novice who might be looking less than professional, so long as there are some showing the horse at its full potential. It looks impromptu to me and that she's willing to take what you hand at her with a level head. I would maybe ask someone to take shots of YOU on the horse, dressed and set up as you would for a show.

What I'm not seeing are any conformation shots, although you do have lots of lovely shots of her. Pretty pictures might land a girl who will fall in love with her, but a good conformation shot is a selling point to a serious buyer who might be traveling to see her. It seems the horse owners that take them are few and far between though.. ha You ask for them and all you get are a horse standing wonky at the feeder. :/

Put a nice halter or bridle on her and square her up on level ground. Take shots of both sides and from behind.

She sounds and looks like a lovely mare though. Don't be afraid to price slightly over what you're expecting, but be willing to cut your prices down for the perfect home if profit isn't high on your list.
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post #20 of 25 Old 07-17-2012, 02:14 PM
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Around here, she'd go for $3,000-$4,000 as described. If she won ribbons in her years of showing on a reliable basis, you could probably go higher. A lovely horse!
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