Originally Posted by BlueSpark
I have done it many times. There are tons that go through that are registered, but they are much more likely to get homes, the $50 ones will be unregistered. I would go and get two, with decent conformation and flashy color. Some things to concider:
Yearlings are hard to sell, but it can be done, especially if you have them super quiet and well handled so they could be 4h projects.great selling points:
-lots of crome
Are you prepared to keep them and continue training until sold? You may have to keep them till they are 2 year olds.
Is money a big factor? Like all horsey things, you rarely get your money back.
Yes,I am willing and able to hang on to and work with them for a couple years if need be,no problem there! I would not be doing this to make a big chunk of money,as you said,that rarely ever happens,lol.I would mainly be doing it because I love working with the youngsters and I would like to have a buddy or two for my own baby. Plus,there are so many weanlings on the market right now with nobody wanting to take them on,so of I can,why not go for it? I have done this in the past,just with two year olds,but I would like to get younger ones this time around,for various reasons.