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post #1 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow what do you think of her?

I am in love with this horse. And I cannot find a reason why I shouldn't be. Please help me find reasons why I shouldn't want her. She is way out of price range. She is listed at $5500, but owner did say that she would take best offer.. just no less than $4500. I was in the market for a baby.. but then I came across this lovely animal.
She is 15.3hh. 10 years old. Registered rare buckskin paint. "bombproof". She rides both english and western, drives, and knows the patterns- but is not quick. Does not spook. Rides double. Used as a lesson horse. Only reason for selling is the owners are pcs'ing to another country.

All I am looking for is a great trail horse. An endurance horse. I have my pretty little bella. But my husband is wanting a horse that we can either raise together [we both raised bella from 3 months old. She is now 8 years old], or buy one already trained. And she is catching my interest quite a bit. So please tell me if 4500 is a good price for her? Or if she looks like she may have problems in the future? I do not know many things about conformation. I know the pictures arent the greatest.. but it is all she sent me.
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post #2 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:06 AM
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she's a beautiful girl. I know that's not much help. LoL

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post #3 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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ahh lol thank you. She is beautiful. I was looking to spend no more than $1800.. so she is out of range.. but I really really like her.. so I am looking for any reason not to spend that $4500.
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post #4 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:16 AM
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Uh well, imwould be of no help because she is beautiful! And at a great age!

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post #5 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:21 AM
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She sounds well broke and I love her color. She looks solid and capable of doing what you would want to do with her so I can't talk you out of it ;)

The pricing of horses is so variable depending on where you are... so it seems high to me but might be what the market will bear where you are. I am used to seeing the auction prices around here which are pretty low and sometimes you see some really nice horses go through for a song.
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post #6 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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Wow, she's a looker! The ONLY thing I can see wrong with her is her short neck. Really it looks tiny in comparison to her body. If she doesn't have speed, I'm wondering about weather or not she'd be a candidate for endurance. Seems like at best she's an all around family trail horse. A pricey one at that, but I'd have a HARD time passing up a horse with her experience!

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post #7 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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yes, the neck was something I noticed too. I tried to ignore it... lol my husband is not going to be happy when I tell him I want a $4500 horse instead of an $1800 horse..... :) lol but she is everything I want in a horse. The endurance thing is not a major deal for me. My husband prefers to stay on level ground and in easy trails. He is a sally sometimes O:) so shed be great for a family horse, as you said. But there are so many average priced family horses that would suite our needs also for a fraction of the cost! I just cannot stop looking at her. And she drives! Rides double.. my daughter could ride with us. She's perfect. Ah.. im trying to convince myself not to buy her and all I keep doing is giving myself more reasons to buy her.
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post #8 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 11:24 AM
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Honestly if I were you I'd only take $4,000 in cash and facility photos, vet references showing proof that you would give her a GREAT home. He'd probably take it! Especially if you wait a bit and she doesn't sell.
Good luck!

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post #9 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 01:19 PM
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I'd do the same as FlyGap. With the horse economy the way it is, $4000 for a TRAIL horse is expensive. Anything over $2000 IMO is expensive for just a riding companion. There are so many under $2000 that are available. Which would work to your advantage because most people aren't going to go over $2000 for a trail horse. And they have her priced at double that, over double actually. So chances are, she won't sell too quickly unless she has a super nice pedigree and would make someone a good broodmare. But even then, there are so many cheap broodmares with nice pedigrees too!

So I as well, would take cash, many many references from friends, vet, farrier etc. and GOOD photos of your land and barn and other horses and make them an offer that they can't possibly refuse. Many people that truly care about their horses, aren't out to make money. If I had a horse listed for $5500, and someone came to me with all of that stuff, and it seemed like the perfect home, I would not even turn down $3500. As long as I felt the horse had a good future ahead of them, who could turn that down? Someone with the full $5500 might be a complete a-hole and treat her like crap. You just never know!
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post #10 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 03:39 PM
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Wow! She's quite the looker. I do understand why you did fall for this horse!
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