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.