How much is this pony worth??
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

How much is this pony worth??

This is a discussion on How much is this pony worth?? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Old my little pony how much are they worth
  • How much is a pony worth

Like Tree22Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-21-2013, 01:51 AM
  #1
Foal
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

Blaze:



     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-21-2013, 02:37 AM
  #2
Trained
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.
borrowedwings likes this.
     
    09-21-2013, 02:41 AM
  #3
Foal
Quote:
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
  #4
Super Moderator
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.
GreySorrel likes this.
     
    09-21-2013, 07:40 AM
  #5
Started
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
  #6
Foal
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
  #7
Showing
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 .
borrowedwings likes this.
     
    09-21-2013, 10:20 AM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
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
smrobs likes this.
     
    09-21-2013, 11:21 AM
  #9
Foal
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
  #10
Started
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 :)
EvilHorseOfDoom likes this.
     

Tags
eventer, pony, price, price the pony

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much is my pony worth? JRS Horses for Sale 1 02-10-2013 08:25 AM
How much would you say this little adorable pony is worth? :) Piaffe Horse Riding Critique 30 05-09-2011 02:41 AM
Pony Card - Is it worth it? IslandWave Horse Breeds 15 05-04-2011 10:48 PM
How much is my pony worth? x3emilygrace Horses for Sale 13 07-08-2010 01:20 PM
How much is this pony worth? What do you think? Nature2horses Horse Training 17 03-03-2010 12:29 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0