Seeing all the "what's my horse worth?" threads on the critique forum got me thinking, and I thought it might be interesting to do a little excercise...
There are a lot of different factors that go into buying a horse, common ones being:
• level of training / type of training
• show record
•*breedability / fertility
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to see what people really think when they go horse shopping...so my challenge to you is this:
Using any resource on the web that you wish, find an advertisement for a horse that you would be very interested in taking a second look at, or even buying on the spot. If you think the horse is a real bargain at the price, so much the better.
• You have a budget of $8,000
(We're not talking dream horses here, you have a budget. I actually wanted to make it lower for a bit more of a challenge, but I didn't want to completely shut out some of the more expensive breeds)
• Rescues are acceptable
• Try to limit yourself to one advertisement.
• Explain the reasoning behind your choice. (be thorough)
Here are a few resources, or you can use your own: