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        09-21-2013, 12:23 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    For fun, I'll take a try at a price and you'll have to let us know what eventually comes of this.

    I'll say a base price of 800 (he appears to have good condition, sound and decent confirmation; he is trained, rideable and willing to interact with people) plus 200 for additional jumping skill plus 100 as he appears to have the ability to further refine his jumping and plus 100 as he`ll carry beginner kids under certain circumstances - so that makes a total of $1,200. Had he proven show experience and demonstrated skill with babysitting small kids, he would be worth double and quite likely triple that in the right market.
         
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        09-21-2013, 11:32 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I would show him next season. If he wins, you can probably get a pretty good price for him. It would just depend on your area how much.
         
        09-22-2013, 12:55 AM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    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 :)
    I'm not offended at all!! :) I get what you were saying, and was kind of thinking the same thing :P I put all of the facts out there because I wanted an honest idea of how much he would be worth, vices and all, so I really appreciate your answer, thanks!! :)
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        09-22-2013, 01:23 AM
      #14
    Started
    I'm with Maple on this one - 12.2 ponies are for kids who cannot sit to a rear, and shouldn't be expected to. They should be safe and predictable. In my honest opinion, a pony with this particular behavioural quirk should be given to the good home, never sold.

    Nice looking pony, I hope you continue to enjoy him, but you do know don't you that you'll have to stop growing!
         
        09-22-2013, 04:27 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I think he looks like an AWESOME pony to ride. He looks hard but talented and rewarding. Unfortunately there is not a very big market for small project ponies who rear(im trying to sell one myself). I think you could get 2,000 at the most. But if in a year if he is a packer at lower levels I think you could get up to 6,000. Especially with a lot of miles with children at shows (preferably winning)
    He is VERY VERY VERY cute though(:
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        09-22-2013, 04:33 PM
      #16
    Showing
    If advertised in the right places, a good hunter pony can bring upward of $6000.
         
        09-22-2013, 05:56 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    The price can change too much depending on your area, if he can compete, if he can compete and win...

    Winning ponies, that can bring a young rider to big events, are pricey, even if they rear. Not-winning ponies, or ponies that will never have the chance to compete and prove themselves, cost way less.

    What you have to do is ask the owner. He might not want to give up a good school pony, or he might be more than willing to have you pay for his care. Those things change the price a lot. I know it sounds unfair, but the "market value" and the asked price can be different just because you already want that pony, instead of just a pony.

    Ask your trainer. Then your mom will decide what to do.
         
        09-22-2013, 06:13 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I've seen the video now. It really shows how much you love him.

    But I have to say something that probably will sound hurtful.

    You look like you're already a bit too big for him. Not much, but you're going to get bigger, and he's not. I don't know how old are you, but you know (and no need to write here) how tall are your parents and if you are likely to still grow a lot in height.

    I personally wouldn't want to buy a pony, with the risk of outgrowing him in a year or so. That's my opinion, and it's not the true truth. Some kids even keep their ponies forever, just to love them until the end. Sadly, many others have to sell them, either to let someone else ride them, or because they want a horse to ride, and the family cannot afford two.
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        09-23-2013, 12:19 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Thank you for the honesty, I really do appreciate it :)

    I am about to turn 16, and haven't grown in two years :P My mom is really short, and my dad isn't especially tall either :) I know I am a bit too big on him, but I'm not getting any bigger lol :P

    Thanks again for everyone's answers, I appreciate all of them!! :)
         
        09-23-2013, 01:07 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I would as a project pony for a more experienced small youth, 1000-1500, and your market is small.

    If you compete and win, he will be worth much more, and will have a larger number of people interested.
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