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        03-13-2011, 10:28 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Do you think that this is a good deal?

    So a girl at my barn sold her mare last month to a 9 year old girl who rides at our barn for 25,000$. They THINK they got a good deal for this mare, but quite frankly, I do not. It's not really my place to say how much she is worth, but I would just like to think how much you guys think she is.

    Here's a description:
    17.1 hand mare, out of the last captive (AQHA registered, incentive fund). Very broke, with probably 150 points in novice youth, youth, and open AQHA hunter events. She has gotten placed top 10 at the 2009 quarter horse congress in the youth 13 and under hunter events (equitation over fences, and working hunter). She has jumped up to 3'9 and has done well on the hunter circuit. Broke, with okay movement. No health issues, though she is only a 5 year old (started when she was 3 over fences and under saddle).

    Now, the girl has only had her a month or so and the poor mare is already messed up to the max. I never thought it was a good idea to sell a young horse like her to a VERY VERY beginner novice rider. But like I have said before, it's really not my problem. I think they thought they got a good deal on her because the girl and her father were talking their ears off saying how she was worth "more than 40 thousand". So what do you think?
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        03-14-2011, 01:03 AM
      #2
    Started
    Not having seen the horse, I can't say for sure, but if they have been jumping her since she was three, and taking her to hunter shows and the like, I personally wouldn't pay that much for her, because she will probably have leg issues down the road from being jumped too much too young, but that being said, a horse with a good show record, that has won points, and does pretty consistently well at shows, would be worth more than something that hasn't shown. Personally for me, the horse would have to have STELLAR bloodlines, good show record, and have been started slow and preferably after turning 3, for me to consider paying $25,000, especially in this economy. That's just me though. To some people, that horse would be worth that, especially since she is a mare, and is potentially breedable down the road.
         
        03-14-2011, 04:26 PM
      #3
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
    Not having seen the horse, I can't say for sure, but if they have been jumping her since she was three, and taking her to hunter shows and the like, I personally wouldn't pay that much for her, because she will probably have leg issues down the road from being jumped too much too young, but that being said, a horse with a good show record, that has won points, and does pretty consistently well at shows, would be worth more than something that hasn't shown. Personally for me, the horse would have to have STELLAR bloodlines, good show record, and have been started slow and preferably after turning 3, for me to consider paying $25,000, especially in this economy. That's just me though. To some people, that horse would be worth that, especially since she is a mare, and is potentially breedable down the road.
    She has a fairly decent record. Though she never did consistently well.. She was riding with a very well known and very talented trainer who was constantly riding her in 2009, and that was when she was doing very well. After the trainer left the state to go train other horses, her and the mare were not doing so well, causing her to want to sell her. She got her vetted twice, both times being in great condition, though she was only 4 and 5 (vet check ups for injections, all of our horses go to this vet for injections yearly). She is pretty to look at, but I don't personally think being a pretty horse will win a class out of horses that do their job. She does her job great, or well, DID her job great when the older girl had her. She is very quiet and was never mare-like.
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        03-14-2011, 04:30 PM
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    Banned
    A horse is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
         
        03-14-2011, 04:37 PM
      #5
    Trained
    I can easily see someone buying a hunter like that for that much money. I bought my mare unbroke, because most of her siblings are trained in hunters and sell for that much doing w/t/c and jumping cross rails. There are a lot of people who will easily spend that or more on a horse.
         
        03-14-2011, 04:44 PM
      #6
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    i can easily see someone buying a hunter like that for that much money. I bought my mare unbroke, because most of her siblings are trained in hunters and sell for that much doing w/t/c and jumping cross rails. There are a lot of people who will easily spend that or more on a horse.
    I can understand that. But I just thought It was weird in my barn because a proven horse that is dead broke, over 1000 points, basically a robot, gorgeous over fences, long and float mover, and has placed top 5 at the congress was going to over 65000, and sold for 20000. I just thought it was a little strange in my barn(:
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        03-14-2011, 04:51 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Judging by the horses experience, I think 25,000 is reasonable. I would never spend that much on a horse though

    The only thing I think is the horse is only 5 and has been jumped pretty high and started at a young age. I don't know how consistently it's been jumped, but starting to jump at a young age and moving up really fast could be problematic in the future.
         
        03-14-2011, 04:57 PM
      #8
    Showing
    Not your horse or your money, so I don't see why you have a problem with it.

    As Always stated, a horse is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

    They think they got a deal, and you don't. Again, not your money, so it's basically NUNYA.
         
        03-14-2011, 07:30 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    If they have the money, I guess its worth it to them. My "friend" if that's what you'd want to call her, bought a 13 hand 12 year-old Welsh Pony mare for $60,000.
         

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