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        08-26-2009, 04:27 AM
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    Yearling
    Thinking of selling Onyx, What to ask?

    So I have been talking to my mom awhile about this... Onyx is only 14H so to small for me to ride him a lot and I had planed from the start on training him and selling him. I don't want to sell him but I don't want him to sit in a stall for the rest of his life. I'd really like to sell him to a 12 or 13 year old girl that's been riding for awhile that needs a good 4h/ pony club horse, Onyx WILL win at show's im sure of it. So some info about Onyx.

    He has had 60 days of professional training in dressage and jumping, He's not registered but I will be taking him to the sport pony inspection next month so he will be registered with them and branded. Bathes, picks up all feet great, clips (ears need more work), ground drives, very good with kids but needs a rider that has a few year experience as he's still a little green (if you don't know what your asking him to do, he sure as hell don't know either). Side passes great on the ground and under saddle. Very fancy trot! He doesn't like to be caught in his stallion but doesn't run away from you or anything, not sure why he won't come to you in his stall? I have taken him to a few small playdays and he did very well, He's good on the trail and loves to go (he doesn't try to run away or anything like that) but is a lot more relaxed with another horse around, he's not barn sour or anything he just gets nervous when there no other horses around. Loads into a trailer like a dream and really good at backing out without a ramp. He's 5 years old. I think that covers just about everything? If there is anything else you guys can think of let me know.

    If I don't sell him by early spring he will be doing another 60 days of training in carting, He will also be shown in every 4h show and open show I can get him in.




























         
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        08-26-2009, 05:49 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Oh he's lovely, I want one just like him! (But a hand bigger and in Australia).

    I don't know what the market is like in America, but if you take him around to shows i'd imagine people would start noticing him. He's a looker.
         
        08-26-2009, 02:14 PM
      #3
    Started
    What you said sounds good to put in your add. Maybe put in your add the reason why you are selling him, in my experience of trying to sell my horse, the first thing alot of people ask is "why are you selling him"? Just a thought. O and put in your add wether or not you would trade. If you don't want to trade make sure you really emphasize that! Or if you want to trade, make sure you emphasize what you want to trade for. Just some suggestions. Handsome boy.
         
        08-26-2009, 02:26 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    WOW!! :O He Is Stunning!!!!
    How Old Is He?
    What Breed Is He?
    Is He A Gelding?

    Y Are Youu Selling Him?
    Any Bad Habits?
    What Height Does He Jump(If He Jumps)
    What Level Does He Compete At?
    Just A Few Questions. Dunno If There Helpfull Or Not Hope They Are!
    Youu Could Deffo Sell Him On His Looks! Absoultly Stunnin! Id Love Him!! X
         
        08-26-2009, 02:47 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Thanks guys!! And how much should I ask for him? The only reason I am selling him is because his height, i'm 5'7 so I don't like to ride him a lot, witch is unfair to him really.
         
        08-26-2009, 03:07 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Here are some video's of him!!


    Free jumping

         
        08-26-2009, 03:30 PM
      #7
    Showing
    I really do think he is lovely and even in this market you should be able to get a decent price for a nice black Arabian/pony type. Haha, yes I'm just basing it on that.
    Could you get some hunter/jumper training on him? How old is he? Have you sticked him at 14h? I think he would make an awesome pony jumper. If you could get him doing dressage as well (the basics) you could get a very pretty penny for him.
    He is well put together, jumps really nicely, moves really well, he's a desirable gender and color and height - you literally have everything going for you in this little horse.
    Honestly, if you put a little time and effort into him, get him more kid broke (that is going to be your major market) get him jumping around, say, 2'6" consistently, get your leg yields, and other basic moves on him, and you could start asking $8,000. Oh, and get him registered.
    Depending on his age and trainability, you possibly could have a goldmine on your hands.
         
        08-26-2009, 03:38 PM
      #8
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    I really do think he is lovely and even in this market you should be able to get a decent price for a nice black Arabian/pony type. Haha, yes I'm just basing it on that.
    Could you get some hunter/jumper training on him? How old is he? Have you sticked him at 14h? I think he would make an awesome pony jumper. If you could get him doing dressage as well (the basics) you could get a very pretty penny for him.
    He is well put together, jumps really nicely, moves really well, he's a desirable gender and color and height - you literally have everything going for you in this little horse.
    Honestly, if you put a little time and effort into him, get him more kid broke (that is going to be your major market) get him jumping around, say, 2'6" consistently, get your leg yields, and other basic moves on him, and you could start asking $8,000. Oh, and get him registered.
    Depending on his age and trainability, you possibly could have a goldmine on your hands.
    yea he's got pretty much the basics in dressage, and as soon as I told the trainer he loved to jump she moved him to that as he seams to like it more. Yes the vet sticked him at 14H, I'll have to talk to the trainer and find out how high she went with him as im not really sure. I saw her jump him about 2 feet a few times and he clears it with ease and she was also 5'6 so even though he's small he really doesn't have any problem carrying a larger person. He's 5 years old and a very fast learner, the train liked him a lot. I might be able to have her put another 30 days on him for just jumping. I really want to send him to a trainer that can train him to cart, he would be an amazing cart pony!

    Edit: also he responds very well to leg and will side pass at the trot, witch I always find fun to do.
         
        08-26-2009, 03:49 PM
      #9
    Showing
    You've got it made then. Get him inspected, get his pony license (or whatever it's called... the certificate saying that he's been sticked at __hands) and get him working solidly over jumps.
    Right now you could market him as a prospect and probably look around the $6000 to 9,000 mark. If you get him more kid safe and working a 2'6"+ course consistently, and doing little shows you're looking $10,000 or more.
    People pay good money for good ponies, and you've got yourself a looker which will only benefit you.
    If by any chance you want to keep him for a year or two and get him jumping 3'+ in hunter/jumper, you're looking at $20,000++ if he does well.
    Everyone wants a flashy pony that will win their kid ribbons. You could put him on the market as a trail pony and probably sell him tomorrow for $3,000. But if you put in a little more time and see what he can do, you're looking at prices that I stated above.
    I would take him to an arena and see how high he can free-jump safely. Take video and see how tight his knees are, like you did in that roundpen video; but the roundpen will be too small.
    I really do think that you have a prize of a pony on your hands and depending on how you market him, you could be looking at a very very nice sum of money.
         
        08-26-2009, 04:09 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    You've got it made then. Get him inspected, get his pony license (or whatever it's called... the certificate saying that he's been sticked at __hands) and get him working solidly over jumps.
    Right now you could market him as a prospect and probably look around the $6000 to 9,000 mark. If you get him more kid safe and working a 2'6"+ course consistently, and doing little shows you're looking $10,000 or more.
    People pay good money for good ponies, and you've got yourself a looker which will only benefit you.
    If by any chance you want to keep him for a year or two and get him jumping 3'+ in hunter/jumper, you're looking at $20,000++ if he does well.
    Everyone wants a flashy pony that will win their kid ribbons. You could put him on the market as a trail pony and probably sell him tomorrow for $3,000. But if you put in a little more time and see what he can do, you're looking at prices that I stated above.
    I would take him to an arena and see how high he can free-jump safely. Take video and see how tight his knees are, like you did in that roundpen video; but the roundpen will be too small.
    I really do think that you have a prize of a pony on your hands and depending on how you market him, you could be looking at a very very nice sum of money.
    Yea I think im going to try and find someone that can ride him in shows next summer in jumping for me, as im to big for him and my sister can barely trot him (she learning). I'd like to maybe even get him in youth nationals witch really I don't think would be very hard but I really hate traveling. Lol, I know im weird. Here are some pictures of him free jumping, i'll see if I can talk the trainer into coming out and leting me take some video's and pics of him riding and jumping him.

    Also at the inspection I think he has to do free jumping, im really not sure, but i'll make sure I get tons of pictures of him there. There is also a huge arena like 5 mins away from us (if I was walking him there) that the people just keep there cows in. I used to know the people that owned it and they let me ride in it all the time but they sold the place and I don't know the people that bought it.... and im kinda shy. Lol







         

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