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post #1 of 8 Old 05-22-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I have my mare for sale. Below is a link to her ad on craigslist and there is a link to a video posted on the ad. I am asking $5600 for her and was wondering if you could critique her, but please do not critique the riders. Do you guys think that this is a fair price for her?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-22-2012, 08:05 PM
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She looks like a nice mare. One suggestion; post your ad on reputable sites like Horseclicks.com, bigeq.com, equinenow.com, equine.com, dreamhorse.com, etc. Craigslist ads don't come across as very professional, and you'll get more responses on horse-specific sites.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-22-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I had thought about doing that, but the only thing is that I live in Fairbanks Alaska, the nearest city is 350 miles away.... I also do not think that someone would buy her who lives in the lower 48 because of the shipping costs. Sadly, the potential pool of buyers is very small up here.

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Prices on horses are like this - a horse is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Personally, I think you are way overpriced for this horse, but that is just me. I would think closer to $2500 but someone else might think your price is fair. It also depends on what other horses in your area are selling for.
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Didn't catch your location--In that case, my advice is moot point. I also have no idea on the pricing of a horse like this in Alaska, so it might be a fair price if horses are harder to come by.
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I'd still post on websites like dreamhorse - what if there are Alaskans (sp?) looking on them? It never hurts!

As far as price I'd say it might be a little high but not significantly. I'm in BC, Canada, and she'd probably go for something like that.
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I'd still post on websites like dreamhorse - what if there are Alaskans (sp?) looking on them? It never hurts!

As far as price I'd say it might be a little high but not significantly. I'm in BC, Canada, and she'd probably go for something like that.
Well I need to put my horses up for sale in Canada then! OTTBs just don't go for much from what I have seen. They are all over the place! Even with training, they don't fetch what she is asking. Just look on horseclicks.com or other sites.
Alaska may be better for selling as I am sure the horse population isn't as heavy as it is in Oregon and the rest of the states.

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-24-2012, 11:50 AM
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Bring her to NC...I'll buy her!

She looks like a really nice horse, and echoing the others, I would put her on a site where there is a wider pool of buyers looking. I'm sure there are others in Alaska looking to buy a horse.

I can't really comment on price since every location is different. Where I am in NC, OTTBs are a dime a dozen and even with as nice as she comes across in the video, she would only bring $2500-$3000 tops. But I'm not saying she's overpriced for your area, just mine.

I like that you showed how a smaller rider can handle her, but the video doesn't reflect what you said she can do in your ad. I would redo or add to the video jumping her over a real course, not just one jump, and cantering the course, not just trotting in and cantering out. Especially if you are advertising her as a hunter, being able to approach a jump in a consistent, calm canter is important. Also, get a video of her out in a field or on a trail, since you said she loves to trail ride. Many horses are just fine in an arena, but as soon as they leave the enclosed space, they can become a very different horse. If she's as calm outside the arena as she is inside, prove it. That, at least to me, is a big pro. Lastly, put specifics about her showing. What classes and placings has she gotten? Were the shows local schooling shows or rated? If you are marketing her to a small pool of potential buyers and pricing her for what may be a bit high, then those details will better be able to justify the price.
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