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post #1 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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how much would he be worth?

i have a full blooded arabian gelding he is 11 years old and he can barrel racer,neck reinbathe,lead,load,you can do any thing to him,i rode him in parades,trail riding,barebacking.
he has a very smooth trot if you hold him back a little.hes not afraid of anything i had him since he was 8 and right now hes getting a little slow for me.i had him priced at that a reasonable price?he would be a great begginers horse or kids horse.i know that he doesnt have that typical arabian look and hes sway backed but he looks pretty good in the summer.
he is the weirdest horse ive ever seen because he is white with a few brown spots in the winter but in the summer after he loses his coat he is a leapard this common in arabians?
ive got some pics i took last week in the pasture and him in the summer.
please critique!oh and the stuff on his hind leg in the last picture is just mud.
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post #2 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 02:13 PM
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His color is flea bitten gray. From experience gray horses tend to be harder to sell, they haven't been a real popular color although I don't mind them.
He looks very sweet. I would say he needs more weight & muscling to loose the pointy hips, shoulders and sway back look, making him easier to sell.
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post #3 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 02:15 PM
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is he registered?
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post #4 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 03:47 PM
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I don't know if you'll be able to sell him for that much by using those pictures. You could get some better pictures or lower the price if you really want him sold.
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post #5 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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no he's not in no hurry to sell him but right now he's just sittin in the pasture but i know he'll stay broke because i once didnt ride him for 2 months and i rode him and he did just as well as if i rode him getting a new horse paint and im riding my new tn walker right now so im kinda busy right now.
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post #6 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 05:50 PM
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From looking at the pictures, I wouldn't purchase him and I love greys. I would clean him up, trim him up and pose him for better pics. Maybe get one of him in motion? Definitely clean him up though! That last pic is pretty bad.
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post #7 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 05:50 PM
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I don't know what the market is like in tenesee, but I would say he is priced a bit too high. Good broke horses are always wanted, but he needs a bit of work to get the price you want. Like someone already said, he needs weight and some muscle. It doesn't help that he isn't registered, but I would say you could probably get that price if you at least cleaned him up really nice and took good pictures and maybe took a video to show possible buyers. I know you say you are busy but otherwise I don't think you will be able to get 2k out of him (At least not around here)
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To be honest, his conformation leaves something to be desired, which will make it hard to sell. He has an odd hind end, and not the greatest leg angles, and while he seems and sounds very sweet, right now sweet is a dime a dozen. Unfortunately in this market, there are registered horses going for pennies at auction.

Here's a former race arab that needs training, is very forward, and not suitable for kids, but is a fantastic mover at 14 years old, and a great personality, and was going to slaughter for $600.00.....he was for adoption for $1500 after some R&R.

And I know these aren't the greatest pics, just trying to give a comparison of what is out there right now....

The market is tough. If he's very kid safe and spook-proof you may want to look into theraputic riding centers near you and see if they would be interested in free leasing him perhaps!

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post #9 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 06:55 PM
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Those pictures really don't do him justice, I'm sure. Those photos make him look at least twice his age.
He could definitely use some more feed... a skinny horse will turn a lot of buyers off.
Honestly, $2000 in his condition is an unrealistic price. If you got him back into shape and got him bulked up some, then I could see him maybe being worth that much, but not at the moment.
The market for unregistered grey Arab geldings is fairly slow, so if you get an offer that you could live with, then I'd suggest taking it.
Be careful with who you let him go to though, if you dip under $1000, you're in killbuyer range. I suggest pre-screening.
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post #10 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 07:38 PM
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he seems really skinny to me ..

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