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        11-15-2010, 03:40 PM
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    The site looks a bit dodge...I wouldn't send my money to them. I doubt it would help the sale either.

    A little OT: When you say "grade" does that just mean unregistered? Where does "grade" (in this context) come from? Like are there "grade classes" at shows for non-registered or something? Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I've never heard it used like this in Australia.
         
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        11-15-2010, 03:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
    It's like Geocities or Yahoo - a free domain as long as you don't mind all the tacky ads blazoned across your page. So basically, it's a registry that won't even pay for a domain name which is what, like $50 a year?
    Gotcha. Thank you for clarifying.

    Saskia, grade means unregistered. Kind of like the same term mutt is used to describe an unregistered dog. Mixed breed of some sort.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    The site looks a bit dodge...I wouldn't send my money to them. I doubt it would help the sale either.

    A little OT: When you say "grade" does that just mean unregistered? Where does "grade" (in this context) come from? Like are there "grade classes" at shows for non-registered or something? Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I've never heard it used like this in Australia.
    Typically, a Grade horse is either a crossbred or an unregistered horse. The reason being if the horse is not registered, you have no way of proving it's bloodlines. Both my Arab mare and Paint filly are considered Grades, because although I was TOLD they're purebred, I really can't prove it.

    And THAT is the biggest reason for registration - especially when breeding horses, it gives you the entire lineage to study disease, weakness or inbreeding. With a Grade, and these "joke" registries, it's a waste and time of money because it still doesn't tell you anything about the bloodlines which is the ULTIMATE reason for registering animals. You spend money to get a certificate saying your horse is an Arabian Pony when anyone with two eyes can see that at a glance.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:46 PM
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    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj; You spend money to get a certificate saying your horse is an Arabian Pony when anyone with two eyes can see that at a glance.
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    Exactly!
         
        11-15-2010, 03:54 PM
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    When I suggested registering before selling I thought we were talking about a real registry. In this case, I agree, it will not matter one bit.
         
        11-15-2010, 04:05 PM
      #36
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    If she is a rescue you shouldn't price her around the same price as the weanlings for sale in your area. Your price should reflect a good home and recooping some of the cost of her care. There is a rescue here who caters specifically to foals. Their adoption fee is never less than $75 and never more than $500 and $500 is for a registerable foal who is usually not easy to find or is very flashy.

    Have you looked at how much weanlings are going for around you? I normally don't see many for sale around my area. The last one I saw was $200 on craigslist. I also saw one that was free with the purchase of either it's sire or dame.
         
        11-15-2010, 04:22 PM
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    If she is a rescue you shouldn't price her around the same price as the weanlings for sale in your area. Your price should reflect a good home and recooping some of the cost of her care. There is a rescue here who caters specifically to foals. Their adoption fee is never less than $75 and never more than $500 and $500 is for a registerable foal who is usually not easy to find or is very flashy.

    Have you looked at how much weanlings are going for around you? I normally don't see many for sale around my area. The last one I saw was $200 on craigslist. I also saw one that was free with the purchase of either it's sire or dame.

    She is in good shape now definitely NOT what id call a rescue now.

    And finallllly someone has gotten my point! Thank you!

    I was NOT asking a specific price for her ($400)....just wondering what an appropriate adoption fee would be. I could care less honestly if I recooped my costs....that is not why I got her.

    From dreamhorse and horsetopia in my area I did not see even one foal reg. Or not for under $1000.... I didnt go through all however many pages so there likely was some.....but it wouldnt be the average price.
         

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