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        12-17-2009, 11:40 AM
      #11
    Showing
    Stillstandin beat me to the punch. Due to his agression and age, he may be better suited for penning or sorting. He's the right height and build for the job and if his name is an indication of his breeding (Dual Pep), he is bred for it. As for value, it depends on where and how you market him. Done properly and shown a little, he could be worth 3-6K or possibly more, but if just on Craigs List, more in the 2,000-2,500 range
         
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        12-17-2009, 11:41 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Think he might be more suitable now for a working cow horse? I really don't do cattle work myself so don't really know, I only know what I have seen in cutting and picked up from watching lessons/shows. I've never watched working cow. I do realize he is very old for being unshown, which I think is VERY much against him. Anything I see up for sale that has his experience is 3/4 years old, so theres really no comparision to make to him. Its a terrible shame he has thousands into training, then his talent has pretty much been wasted. The trainer he had been working would this spring said he'd probably only bring $5000-6000, but that was also when he was actually doing something not standing in our field being a nausance! Told my fiance to sell him years ago... but what do I know haha??
         
        12-17-2009, 11:42 AM
      #13
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stillstandin    
    I agree that as cutting horse there may not be much of a market for him due to lack of showing and age. Another possibility could be to market him as a penning or sorting horse especially with your description of being overeager on a cow. His size and build are consistent with the top penning horses I know.
    Or a versatility horse, reined cow horse events?

    Many avenues outside of the cutting pen.
         
        12-17-2009, 01:35 PM
      #14
    Trained
    I think he would sell for 4-5000 around here. There is no age requirement to show in many cutting events and it wouldn't take much to tune him up. An amatuer cutter would be well mounted on him. There are more cutting events for older horses than you think and they pay quite well. Don't worry about his age, get him on some cows and if you don't have a relapse and start cutting again then he should sell quite well.
         
        12-17-2009, 02:38 PM
      #15
    Started
    I think $4-5k is reasonable ... can you send him for a tune up for 2 weeks or so?
         
        12-18-2009, 01:42 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I think he would sell for 4-5000 around here. There is no age requirement to show in many cutting events and it wouldn't take much to tune him up. An amatuer cutter would be well mounted on him. There are more cutting events for older horses than you think and they pay quite well. Don't worry about his age, get him on some cows and if you don't have a relapse and start cutting again then he should sell quite well.
    I agree with this and the price is about right too.
         
        12-18-2009, 02:24 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I have to agree 100% with MayfieldK. I would suggest around 2.5k, just from seeing his great stop in the very last pic you posted, you can OBVIOUSLY see he is cowy, and wants to get at one. I wouldn't go much over that without him having another great skill. He's bred pretty well, but since he's small and cowy, have you thought about getting him roped off of? If I had to sell as is, I would sell him as a prospect for team penner, a calf horse, or a bulldoggin' horse, as cutting training can benefit any one of those activities, and you'll be more likely to sell him.

    Because he's small and has a taste for over-rating a cow, bulldoggin' may be a good game for him. If you can get him dogging, (running past a steer, and OK with a rider sliding off to one side) I think you could probably ask 3 or 3.5k.

    Have you considered sending him to another trainer?
         
        12-18-2009, 02:33 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horseluver250    
    I do realize he is very old for being unshown, which I think is VERY much against him. Anything I see up for sale that has his experience is 3/4 years old, so theres really no comparision to make to him. Its a terrible shame he has thousands into training, then his talent has pretty much been wasted. The trainer he had been working would this spring said he'd probably only bring $5000-6000, but that was also when he was actually doing something not standing in our field being a nausance! Told my fiance to sell him years ago... but what do I know haha??

    I think his age is a major factor, especially for not being shown. If you can get him up and going again, get him to some little ranch rodeos, get a ribbon or two, and sell him as a prospect. If that's out of the question, I would definitely either ask your hubby to get out there and get something done on him, or you're going to lose out BIG TIME. He has pretty good conformation and a great shoulder for roping.

    But I agree with some of the PP's. I'd either get out there on him and get him another skill, or eat the loss. Oh, and ground manners wouldn't hurt him either. I may find if I'm looking at 2 horses and one is better under saddle but has bad ground manners, the other bucks but is a doll on the ground, I'd rather have the one that bucks than the one with bad manners.
         

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