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post #21 of 43 Old 05-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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Yep, which is why I want you to keep him! If you can.. if it's too much of a burden then do what's best.


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Your friends offer may not be that lowball
The gelding process doesn't have to be now, it can be down the road. The OP just wants to geld him so he doesn't get the mares at her gpa's pregnant.

I would be insulted if someone offered $200 for a yearling that's well handled. I mean, that's the same amount as a plain headstall and breast collar set! That's how much a really nice bit would cost.. or nice stirrup leathers. I mean that horse is going to grow up and be trained and he'll be really nice like tiny said in a VERY short time. $200 isn't what he's worth. At least double that.

$400 isn't that expensive for a yearling, at all. I've seen them closer to $600 or $800-$2000 for the "nice" ones.

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post #22 of 43 Old 05-25-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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At first I thought Tinyliny was agreeing with if I can't afford to geld him I don't need a horse, I apologize. I'm just having an awfully horrible day. I thought 400 was reasonable. Considering how much handling he has has had and he has lots of potential.
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post #23 of 43 Old 05-26-2012, 12:14 AM
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Yep, which is why I want you to keep him! If you can.. if it's too much of a burden then do what's best.




The gelding process doesn't have to be now, it can be down the road. The OP just wants to geld him so he doesn't get the mares at her gpa's pregnant.

I would be insulted if someone offered $200 for a yearling that's well handled. I mean, that's the same amount as a plain headstall and breast collar set! That's how much a really nice bit would cost.. or nice stirrup leathers. I mean that horse is going to grow up and be trained and he'll be really nice like tiny said in a VERY short time. $200 isn't what he's worth. At least double that.

$400 isn't that expensive for a yearling, at all. I've seen them closer to $600 or $800-$2000 for the "nice" ones.
Let me clarify,Yes $200 is cheap but we haven't any details on this horse's quality{breeding/conformation} to decide what is really a fare market value & for the OP have to consider the big picture.Sometimes you have to swallow that money you "may" get & do what is best for the situation you are dealt. She is in delemia of finding him a appropriate home soon,needing to geld him {which could be a big cost in itself}.If her friend can meet those needs then it may be an offer to be considering even though it sounds very cheap/low ball
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She's on my list if I have to sell him. And his mom was registered, but I never got her papers. I lost contact information from her previous owners, so I'm not sure about his dad but I know they bred horses for a living and most of their horses were registered. As for confirmation, it's pretty good aside from a steep croup and his neck ties in low accorcding to some people but then again he is a quarter horse.
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post #25 of 43 Old 05-27-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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I had someone out to look at him today, she has to work on her husband about the price. She came out today, and got him checked over health wise. He checked out fine, he could be wormd she said which I did yesterday. If we can agree on a price, she will be picking him up tomorrow... I just can't put other people out like that, and as much as I hate to admit it he just isn't what I need. I need a horse I can ride.
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post #26 of 43 Old 05-27-2012, 11:27 AM
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OP I hope it works out!

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Sometimes you have to swallow that money you "may" get & do what is best for the situation you are dealt.

If her friend can meet those needs then it may be an offer to be considering even though it sounds very cheap/low ball
Yeah that makes more sense..

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post #27 of 43 Old 05-27-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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It's basically, no matter what she offers she'll be taking him. I'm moving on Wednesday.. I don't exactly have room to be strict. But her husband was the one who low balled me, not her. She got her young daughter in on the "Pretty please daddy!" Thing, I'm sure I'll get at least 300 :) she told me I can see him anytime. I know she'll take care of him, so I'm happy.
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Well good! :) That's great news then!

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What sticks in my mind most about your situation is that you do not have the money to geld him. If money is that tight I don't think you should own a horse. There are lots of other expenses with a horse and getting one gelded is a small one in the whole picture.

While I usually agree with this statement I would have to disagree with it in this situation.

It's not like she knew the mare was in foal when she bought it (to my understanding). Things happen and money gets tight. Heck, if the rule was that all horse owners must be rich to own horses I'm sure a majority of us wouldn't be able to own one. There is no such thing as having money AND horses but I'm sure we all know that.
I pay for my own horses, I'm 18, and I make Barely $250 a week ....when my one horse colicked we found the money to treat him...but I'm sure her horses are fat, happy, and healthy so I really wouldn't apply that statement in this type of situation. She clearly cares about this horse or else she wouldn't have posted something on here.
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post #30 of 43 Old 05-27-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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I was told (as she was unloaded off my the trailer at my house) that she MAY be in foal. I did everything to keep this colt including selling my riding horse and saddle and even putting off getting my lisence. And now they are on their way to pick him up... I'm so gonna cry :(
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