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        03-02-2011, 07:13 PM
      #41
    Weanling
    It depends on where you are how much you could ask for him. For example, in Minnesota you'd be lucky to get 10k just because he's part quarter horse, and most people in the jump circuit here prefer full TB or warmblood. But, depending on where you're located, with his show record you could ask about 25k. If you wanted to widen your potential consumer base you might consider making the price higher, around 30k, but including shipping in the price? That way if someone from farther away was interested, the distance wouldn't matter. Just an idea though
         
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        03-02-2011, 07:48 PM
      #42
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by sixlets    
    It depends on where you are how much you could ask for him. For example, in Minnesota you'd be lucky to get 10k just because he's part quarter horse, and most people in the jump circuit here prefer full TB or warmblood. But, depending on where you're located, with his show record you could ask about 25k. If you wanted to widen your potential consumer base you might consider making the price higher, around 30k, but including shipping in the price? That way if someone from farther away was interested, the distance wouldn't matter. Just an idea though
    He's not for sale, and probably won't be for another couple years. But thank you(:
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        03-02-2011, 07:49 PM
      #43
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by EternalSun    
    Is he sound? Not to be offensive, but most of the top AQHA horses aren't. And soundness, at least for me, has a HUGE influence on how much I'm paying for a horse. Granted he'd vet out, he'd probably fetch around 35 - 40k over here in CT, which has a relatively large QH circuit.
    Yup, no joint problems! We get him inject once a year and he stays sound. (: thanks!!
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        03-02-2011, 09:42 PM
      #44
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by justjump    
    Yup, no joint problems! We get him inject once a year and he stays sound. (: thanks!!
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    Oh and also, when we bought him when he was five, he passed the vet check and x rays with flying colors. I was told to expect something to be wrong just because he is so tall, but he did not have a problem! He's only been lame once and that's because he hit a fence with his leg really badly once, but we poulticed him, gave him Bute and he was perfect the next day. We game readied him the following day just to insure he was okay and we never had a problem sence! *knock on wood*
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        03-02-2011, 09:56 PM
      #45
    Weanling
    That's good. With almost all of the QH show horses I know, they have at the very least moderate navicular, ringbone, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, splints, suspensory issues . . . Unfortunately it's become the norm on at least the East Coast circuit.
         
        03-02-2011, 10:01 PM
      #46
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by EternalSun    
    That's good. With almost all of the QH show horses I know, they have at the very least moderate navicular, ringbone, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, splints, suspensory issues . . . Unfortunately it's become the norm on at least the East Coast circuit.
    Yeah, we've had plenty of horses that ended up like that. They loved their job and wanted to keep doing it, but they couldn't. I think it's because most of them started really early and just keep going. I'm glad mine was started as a 5 year old versus a 2 or 3. My friends horse is 19 years old and still showing on the circuit, and winning. He's been doing this since he was 3. He's never lame, but he can't pass a vet check for his life. Poor old guy, I think she waited too long to want to get a new one. She bought him 6 years ago, and just now wants to sell him. This horse, if he was let's say 8 or 9, wool probably be a 60 thousand dollar horse. However, due to his age and bad joints, she wouldn't be able to get more than probably 3500 for him. I feel bad for her:/
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        03-02-2011, 10:11 PM
      #47
    Weanling
    Yup, starting them later is the best way to go. Congrats on that, that's extremely rare in the quarter horse world! My quarter horse was started at 18 months, I bought him when he was 8 and he had already popped two splints. He started to break down around 13 and now coming 21 is just pasture and very light riding sound, despite my meticulous maintenance for the past 13 years trying to fix others mistakes. A few years ago he and I did make a name for ourselves in the local barrel racing circuit but the list of soundness issues is about a mile long . . . .

    So with a horse of your size and caliber, and sound, he'd probably fetch a pretty penny whenever you decide to sell him : )
         
        03-02-2011, 10:13 PM
      #48
    Started
    woooah... you have one gorgeous horsey there. wooah.
         
        03-02-2011, 10:14 PM
      #49
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by EternalSun    
    Yup, starting them later is the best way to go. Congrats on that, that's extremely rare in the quarter horse world! My quarter horse was started at 18 months, I bought him when he was 8 and he had already popped two splints. He started to break down around 13 and now coming 21 is just pasture and very light riding sound, despite my meticulous maintenance for the past 13 years trying to fix others mistakes. A few years ago he and I did make a name for ourselves in the local barrel racing circuit but the list of soundness issues is about a mile long . . . .

    So with a horse of your size and caliber, and sound, he'd probably fetch a pretty penny whenever you decide to sell him : )
    Wow, I bet you two have an amazing connection! I wish I could afford to keep him and teach my kids how to ride him, but say with college coming up, we won't have any money haha. Hopelly in the next few years we both will win something even bigger (if were lucky!). I really appreciate the nice comments! It really means a lot!:)
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        03-02-2011, 10:14 PM
      #50
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Hidalgo13    
    woooah... you have one gorgeous horsey there. wooah.
    Haha thank you so much! I really appreciate it:)
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