Horse trade..... - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 07-28-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
Horse trade.....

I am in the begining stages of trading one or both of my horses for an 18yo palomino mare that has been there done that sounds perfect for my family.

I can't seem to figure out what questions I need to be asking other than the obvious, coggins, shots, feet, teeth stuff...Anyone have any advice they can give me?

Please anyone that may have anything worth while to add please don't hesitate!!! Good, bad and ugly! I want to make sure I'm giong into this with my eyes wide open.


Ps...sending up a prayer would be great too!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 09:41 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warren, Arkansas
Posts: 1,251
• Horses: 0
Oh, I should be good at this...lol!

Be sure to ask about....

Temperment
Illness/Injury History
Height and Weight
Things she spooks over (if anything)
Registration and Breeding (if applicable)
Why are they willing to trade this horse?
Condition of the horse
Training she has had
Disposition
Bad Habits

Just to name a few. :P

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
Small_Town_Girl is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
I received a few pictures of her on a trail ride. She is the Palomino.

Temperment- been there done that laid back
Illness/Injury- I'll ask TY!
Height- 15hh
Weight-1000lbs
Thinks she spooks over- not anything ordinary
Registration, Breeding- I'll ask TY!
Why willing to trade- She wants a younger spunkier horse to advance with
Condition of horse- Ready to ride
Training- 18 yrs of life I guess.. Mainly trail ridden. I'll ask TY!
Disposition- A lover
Bad habits- none. I'll ask again TY!

I am waiting for more pictures of her without a saddle. Confo. Pics I hope.






Any more input... Please!!! I'm all ears!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
Gah!!!!! They're so small...dangit. Sorry guys.. I don't know how to make 'em bigger....

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
I'm posting to myself!!

I just got another e-mail from her and the Palomino is in good health and on a 14% feed. Easy keeper so on and so forth...just had the mare's teeth floated in October of last year and that she puts on a good winter coat. No senior feed yet. I'm probably driving this poor gal nutso with my questions. I just e-mailed her the good bad and ugly on my guys...so..we'll see. She is going to have to go take new pictures to get some without saddles and riders.

I just had a thought...I wonder if she is thinking that I'm trading both of my horses for her 1 horse. Dangit!!! I sure hope not! Guess I'll e-mail her again.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 11:58 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warren, Arkansas
Posts: 1,251
• Horses: 0
She sounds great, nice and laid back and trustworthy. The
Pictures are small, but from what I can tell she looks nice
And sturdy!

I honestly don't know about trading both of your horses for
Her though..I mean who would get the better deal?

Let me think of some more questions to ask....

How well does she trailer load? (important, lol)
Does she stand for the farrier?
How does she do around other horses or animals (dogs, etc)?
How many times have you bred her since having her?
How many previous owners has she had if you know?
What age was she broken? (if they know)
Would you trust children riding her?

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
Small_Town_Girl is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
I got another e-mail. All sounds really good healthwise. I also found out that she was grade as are my horses so she can only have one. I hope she wants Twister...I think my hubby wants to keep Dumas. She is forwarding all my e-mails to her mom who is going to ultamately be riding this horse. Twister is definitely the horse that has more potential. Dumas is really set in his ways. Twister actually is more of sound mind. Dumas doesn't accept new thing very redily.

Thanks for the questions Small town Girl! They have been a great help!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 12:32 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warren, Arkansas
Posts: 1,251
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
I got another e-mail. All sounds really good healthwise. I also found out that she was grade as are my horses so she can only have one. I hope she wants Twister...I think my hubby wants to keep Dumas. She is forwarding all my e-mails to her mom who is going to ultamately be riding this horse. Twister is definitely the horse that has more potential. Dumas is really set in his ways. Twister actually is more of sound mind. Dumas doesn't accept new thing very redily.

Thanks for the questions Small town Girl! They have been a great help!
All of our horses are grade, dont' matter to me. :roll:

Your Welcome, glad I could be of help

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
Small_Town_Girl is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
With the horse market as it is its so hard to know the value of a horse. I don't see why my guys wouldn't be worth just as much if not more than her's.. I was just thinking that if her's was registered and trained and had oodles of miles and training on it then maybe her's was worth more. BUT....Since she's grade and old and mine are grade and young but trained...I'ma going to say that the value is equal...Horse for horse.

I have to sit and wait for saddle free pictures...oh the aggony! Haha :P

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 07-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,198
• Horses: 7
Let me tell you... to find a horse that is healthy and trustworthy... yeah... sounds good to me... only downfall is you will be down a horse and will want to find something else for hubby or someone to come along with...

18 is not that old...
farmpony84 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome