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        05-15-2008, 03:08 PM
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    fair price?

    I'd like to sell this pony for $1500

    I geuss my ad would read something like this:

    10 year old polomino mare. Proven broodmare, was used as a leadline pony in lessons and pony parties, is green broke to ride walk/trot. Bathes, clips, loads. Up to date on all shots and farrier. 100% safe on the ground. $1500 firm.

    Do you think I could get that?
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        05-15-2008, 03:18 PM
    In a broodmare, I'd want better conformation, in a riding horse, I'd want more experience for that price. She looks very healthy though, and I'm sure people might be drawn to her color, she's got a cute face. I'm a pretty picky buyer.
        05-15-2008, 03:21 PM
    I agree with Sara. Maybe like 1000. 1500 seems a little much for a green broke horse. Train her up a little more and then the price would be fair.
        05-15-2008, 03:30 PM
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    I wonder if I could trade her for a child safe pony or horse? I should have added that she's 13.1hh.....

    I really want $1500, do you think I could drop the "proven broodmare" part? She's supposedly had 1 baby. I've only had her since January. She is supposed to be DEADBROKE. She's a pet is what she is. A leadline pony. I don't know how trained I can get her, at 10??????
        05-15-2008, 03:54 PM
    I personally would not pay that for her. If I wanted something for my son I'm not afraid to spend money but I would surely want something with more training.
        05-15-2008, 03:59 PM
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    Thanks. That is what I was looking for. My trainer said that if I wait, she'll find me something valued at 1500 and make a trade, she can find a home for it and she's a business so if she has to take a loss she can do that so I geuss I won't post an ad and i'll just wait for her, she said she's way to busy to deal with it now though...
        05-15-2008, 04:03 PM
    You could still post an ad for trade for a child safe pony. You never know what might come up!

    I didn't mean to say that your horse was worth nothing. It's just that it's rather old to still be green for kids.
        05-15-2008, 09:03 PM
    Hmm, I'd lower the price a bit...since she doesn't have that much experience. :)
        05-16-2008, 09:54 AM
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    It's to bad they lied to me about her training because she is the sweetest, kindest, most loving little mare I have ever met. I have NEVER sold a horse before and I'm really having a hard time because I fell responsible for her now. Like, I don't want to send her to a bad place. I gave a horse away once, someone dumped it on me, I had no idea people dump horses like dogs adn cats... it had a note:

    This is nicki, he's a paso and he's trained to ride. My husband and I are divorcing, i'll come back for him.

    I kept him for a year and then gave him away... and she did come back for him 6 months later. But it was to late, I wouldnt tell her where I gave him (which was just down the street to an old man and his wife, they brush him and love him - he's lame. Was when she left him... she shouldnt have been riding him anyway).
        05-16-2008, 10:58 AM
    I would wait on your trainer. Sometimes trading is better than cash. I personally wouldn't pay that for her. She sounds adorable! But I would either want better conformation for my brood mare or a more trained riding horse as was already stated. I don't know if I would go with the proven broodmare wording either. I feel it may be misleading. I would want a mare that has has several babies and did well with them. That's what I feel proven should mean. These are just my opinions and please don't take it harshly. I figure you asked for our thoughts and i'm going to be honest. I hate it that you were lied to but I certainly wouldn't do that to the next owner. Lying creates dissapointment in the horse and then it will less likely be a forever home that she gets.

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