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    09-21-2013, 01:51 AM
How much is this pony worth??

So I ride and train this pony named Blaze, and I really do love him to pieces<3

The other day, my mom asked me how much he would be IF he was for sale (which was WEIRD). I really have no idea though, and I haven't been able to come with anything. Do you guys have any ideas??

Blaze is a:
-12.2hh ponyXthoroughbred (his owner thinks)

-around 6 years old

-has been free jumped over 4 feet

-I have jumped him 3'6 ONCE, we consistently school 2'6-2'9 courses, and 3'-3'3 single fences

-its a bit hard to get him to keep weight on

-he has never been to a show, but I am showing him next summer starting off in pre-entry, but his owner (my coach) believes that we have the potential to be doing pre-training by the end of next year)

-he frames up quite nicely for me and moves off my leg, but I am the only one who can do that with him because I am the only one riding him with a bit

-he is barefoot

-great conformation and form over fences

-He was probably broke for western gaming, but my coach (his owner) picked him up when they found him as this little scrawny thing in a paddock while looking at another horse. He had a BIG problem with carrying a bit when they got him, she tried using him for lessons, but he started rearing which made it dangerous for the kids, so nobody really rode him for a while. I started riding him, and eventually got him to carry a bit again, and now he only really rears if the rider is giving conflicting signals and he just gets confused or scared, so he rears. He doesn't do this often, it is becoming less and less frequent. He has SUCH a soft mouth with the bit, you need to have CRAZY quiet hands. Now he is at the point where he can take certain kids (advanced beginners?), if they use the bitless bridle. My 9 year old sister rode him in summer camp with his bitless, and she is learning to jump stadium courses

Sorry that was so long, he is just a pretty special pony and I wanted to make sure I covered everything so that I could get an accurate a price as possible :)

We are in Ontario, Canada BTW


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    09-21-2013, 02:37 AM
He looks cute, but sorry no idea how to start pricing him, it depends how much the owner asks and what people will pay! It is so dependent on area, best to search the local ads for similar sounding horses, and then you will have a starting point.
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    09-21-2013, 02:41 AM
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
He looks cute, but sorry no idea how to start pricing him, it depends how much the owner asks and what people will pay! It is so dependent on area, best to search the local ads for similar sounding horses, and then you will have a starting point.
Thank you :) I tried looking through some ads and tried some search engines with some of his info, but even when I put in quite a generalized search, it couldn't really find anything in my area :P
    09-21-2013, 07:08 AM
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Any pony or horse is worth what someone will pay for them!

He looks like a good stamp but hard to say with just jumping pictures.

If he is suitable for a small child to ride then he would be worth a lot more than if he was only suitable for someone who has almost outgrown him to ride.
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    09-21-2013, 07:40 AM
What a cutie! I'm not sure what he'd be worth as I have no idea of Canadian horse value, but as Foxhunter said, if he's a kid's ride then he'll be worth a fair bit. Don't fret too much about your mum asking how much he might be worth - your parents might be doing a calculation of their assets. They may need to do this to work out their total net worth for anything from tax purposes to taking out a loan.

I find the best way to work out the value of your horse is to look on various horse ad websites and find horses with similar age, uses, training and breeding, and work out the average. Expect slightly lower than the average because many people advertise above market value, then drop their prices over time.
    09-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Thanks guys so much for the help :) right now, there are a few smaller kids that can ride him (like my sister), IF they are riding him in his bitless bridle, otherwise, if they were to pull on his mouth too hard, or to pull while kicking or something, that would be the kind of thing that would cause him confusion, so then he would rear. I don't know much about hunter jumper, but in eventing you can't ride dressage with a bitless, I'm not sure about the two jumping phases, so I'm not sure if a kid could show him, but a competent advanced beginner could ride him in his bitless :) I'll keep working on trying to find some ads to compare him to :)

Thanks again guys!! :)
    09-21-2013, 09:31 AM
Sorry, I can't help on price as I am nearly an entire continent away from you, but I did want to pop in and say that he's just the cutest little thing and you've done a great job with him .
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    09-21-2013, 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Sorry, I can't help on price as I am nearly an entire continent away from you, but I did want to pop in and say that he's just the cutest little thing and you've done a great job with him .
haha aww thank you<3
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    09-21-2013, 11:21 AM
I don't know if it would help, but here is the link to a video I made of him and I, it has jumping, flatwork, etc in it :)
    09-21-2013, 11:33 AM
I think you have done a GREAT job with him, but IMO a pony who has a tendency to rear has a very low market value. I understand it is less frequent, but the majority of parents want something as safe as a house for their kids - I wouldn't touch a pony with that significant a vice, with a ten-foot barge pole... there are far too many good quality, quiet ponies out there to take the risk.

I think he is a lovely pony, and no doubt he has significant value to YOU.. much like my daughters 22yo pony is worth her weight in gold to us, but not worth a cent in the market. I hope things continue to go the right direction for him but all I can give is my honest opinion.. which I hope doesn't offend you :)
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