Sorry, long intro:
I have had Samson for two years, and started leasing him out this winter (Feb) to help with costs. I always thought he was going to be my mega-horse. You know, the one you do everything with. Turns out that we don;t get along conformationally.
Between my round thighs and his skinny sides, its just very difficult for me to grab on. I thought a lease woudl be good because I wasn't ready to sell him. Now, with a three-year pay freeze looming, and prospects of a new house come spring I have decided its time to sell.
I have given his leaser first options, but I have a feeling they may not take it. In the event that they do not, I was wondering if you all could help me figure out what he is worth.
Samson: 2003 Belgian Warmblood x TB gelding
Looks: 16h Dark Bay, uphill build, kind of narrow
Location: central Ohio
Began training in Indiana as a dressage horse. Seems to really like dressage! Has been to local dressage clinics with me, been given good reviews from clinician. Unfortunately I do not currently have lots of good dressage pics (will be working on that)
Since coming home with me he has been working on learning to jump (was started with jumping when I got him, just not his focus) in attempts to make him an eventer. He has proved to be a good jumper, and brave. We have completed many hunter paces, an unrecognized BN event, fox hunted, and been on big trail rides down in the Hocking Hills.
Personality: overall good guy. Does fine with a 12 yr old at the barn in lessons, but when a nervous person is on him, he gets all worked up too.
And the pics: DSCN1395.jpg DSCN2646.jpg walljump.jpg D13C2884.jpg IMG_0055.jpg IMG_0056.jpg
So what'dya think? Pricing? Ad help?