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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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What is a fair price?

Man! HF just ate my big long post :(

Well, long story short, I'm going to start seriously trying to sell my guy.
Before I list him though, I have a few questions.

What is a fair price?
What discipline should I market him as?
If anyone is good at writing ads I could use your help.

10 y/o straight egyptian gelding, registered with AHA.
Been a trail horse, professionally trained and shown in western pleasure, and now started in dressage. Never been sick, lame, etc. In great health, easy keeper. Great on the ground: Loads, ties, easy to catch/blanket/clip/bathe. Good under saddle: Gets a little spooky sometimes but is never naughty. No vices. He is pretty much perfect. Hehe.

So thanks! Any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:10 PM
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We definitely need pics and videos of him in WP and Dressage to begin to price him.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:13 PM
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Age & height would also be helpful.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Right. I had them then HF ate my post. Here we go:

Unfortunately I don't have a video of us working in dressage.

Movement (most recent vid)-
MOV01177.mp4 video by fasaaid - Photobucket

And western pleasure (at the beginning of the video)-

I am asking what discipline to advertise him as (if not all three- wp, dressage, and trail) before making an actual sales video.

ETA:
As posted in the OP, age is 10. Height is 14.3h

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And if you are in a drought state, you probably won't get what you are wanting. But ya never know. He sound like quite a horse. What level of showing? I know professionally trained but like breed shows? If I had the need or money for him, I'd pay a pretty penny for him.
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I am in OK. I am fully aware I may not get what he is worth, at least until winter is ending and the hay shortage panic is ending.

He was shown in both breed and smaller shows in texas. I have not shown him here in OK but over the winter I could do that and get some more buyer interest that way.

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This hay panic is ridiculous. I wasn't trying to be rude in mentioning the drought. I in no way, profess to be a critic when it comes to pricing a horse. Just was throwing the idea out there.
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-18-2011, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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No lol I in no way thought you were being rude. Hopefully I did not sound snappy towards you. :)

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To me, it did. But, that's me being crazy and taking everything personally. Lol

If you don't mind me asking, what made you decide to sell him? Other than this thousand years before more hay is cut.
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Oh I'm not selling at all because of hay. Lol

This spring (well, late spring- May) I will be moving to South Carolina. I can't take him with me.. I would rather get him sold early than be in a rush to sell in the spring.

I've gotten into eventing, and unfortuanately he has no hope of jumping lol. I'd love to keep him, but unfortunately I just can't :(

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