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post #1 of 11 Old 02-19-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Appraisal Please!

I thought this would be the best place to post this... I am looking to see how much this guy is worth. I am definitely not looking at selling him anytime soon though!

Newsflash 'Phats'
12 years old
Black and White Pinto
One Wall Eye

Phats is a very friendly, well behaved boy. He stands great for the vet and farrier and is easy to de-worm. He stands to be bathed and groomed and loads and ties wonderfully. He is bossy but nice to other horses. He is great with younger kids, my 5 year brother has jumped cross-poles with him and if my brother landed and Phats neck, Phats would immediatly walk and halt. He has nice ground manners and will just follow you around.He lunges very well and was used as a lesson horse for about 4 or 5 months and did well.

Phats events and does jumpers and some dressage shows. He is also steady enough that I got a 1st in equatation over fences with him. He has schooled to 3'3" and is showing at 3'. He has jumped 3'6". He has been to many shows and been out and about a lot. He is schooling Pre-Training eventing (3') and is solid at Entry level eventing (2'9"). Phats competed at the PNE and over 3 days 4 rounds he never once knocked a rail in the 3' jumpers. He is a little strong out on cross-country but is simply ridden in a 3-Ring Elevator bit and is amazing! He goes through water, down drops and banks, over tires and almost any jump you point him at, he does ditches and colourful stadium jumps too. If he runs out (which is rarely) all you have to do is yell, "Get!" and he does it. He has wonderful movement and rounds up nicely for dressage. He has a nice scopey jump and a nice stride for a pony. Phats is a bit lazy but if you put your leg on he will go forward and is great for jumpers. We are teaching him his lead changes and he changes, he just is a little lazy and he'd rather just go around on the wrong lead, but we are getting him there.

Phats has been cattle penning and sorting and is not exactly "cowy" but is not nervous or afraid of the cows and goes right into them. He is great on trails and has almost no spook. If he spooks all it is is a little shy away from something. He cows through puddles and over bridges with ease. He is most definitely controllable.

So how much do you think this super cute guy is worth?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-19-2010, 07:36 PM
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Sounds priceless to me :)

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-19-2010, 07:42 PM
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don't have an appraisal as I'm bad at it... but WOW! What a nice horse. He's got a great jump! you are a very lucky girl to have such a talented pony!

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-19-2010, 08:22 PM
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Because he's a pony, and because it's so impossibly hard to find really good ponies, and the fact that he's colored - I'd say you could easily snatch $5,000 for him around here. He's a good size too - not too big but not too small.

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-19-2010, 11:59 PM
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I'd say more than 5 - if he is chilled-out enough that a kid can ride him - and win - in eventing, jumpers, or the hunter/equitation rings, you could get 10, depending on your area.  907
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-20-2010, 12:01 AM
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I would say $7500-$8000

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-20-2010, 12:06 AM
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Around here, I've seen ponies with less on their resume than he has go for $15,000, but I'm not sure in this economy.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-20-2010, 01:51 AM
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He could sell in Aus for $6000-$9000
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-20-2010, 02:13 AM
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I'd say about $11,000 at the least, it depends on the location.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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I take it that he has a clean show record on him already, but were they recognized shows? I'll assume that they were.

Market him as a Medals/Eventing/Jumper/Equitation/Hunter pony. Here in Canada, if you advertise him in the right places, you could honestly get $20 000 CAN easily. No less than $15 000. $10 000 and under is letting go of some serious cash.
Advertise him to the U.S. in places like Florida and California, he could even be worth $25 000 CAN.
But again, that's assuming he's been shown extensively on the "A" Circuit and been to a few Rated Shows and has placed well.
If not, $12 000 to $15 000 CAN could be easily attained. No less than $10 000 for this pony.

Remember that he's only worth that much if you turn on your sales-person and get his name out there; EquineNow and other sites, GaitPost, magazines, flyers at every tackshop and barn, posts on every forum. You get the idea, right?
Your ad text sounds good, and is accompanied by some nice photos. Perhaps add in a conformation shot and perhaps upload a video to Youtube or Viddler and include a link to it in your ad text.

And, if he isn't already, getting him passported with a pony card would be good.

When you're ready to/if you sell him, remember these tips, and don't forget that you are sitting on a seriously nice pony, who is still plenty young enough to be shown and trained further and be worth even more! He's a very cute little guy, with talent and scope that could make somebody very happy one day if you grow out of him and decide to sell. ~

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