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post #1 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Interested in American opinion

Just out of pure curiosity I would like a bit of input from you guys over the pond.

A friend recently sold her gelding as he wasnt the right match to her. I helped her out and made a video of him being ridden to go on the advert.

Now after watching the video I would love to know how much this horse would be worth over in America.

Will tell you how much he sold for here after a few replies.

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post #2 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 08:00 AM
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I'm an Aussie, not an American, but I'd say that over here he'd go for at least $8000 based on what I can see. Moves nicely, seems well educated, and is a 'high class' breed. It all depends on whether he's registered or whatever though; I've seen young unregistered foals go for $2000 and breeding stallions for over $20000.
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post #3 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 08:21 AM
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You didnt mention a registration, but even then America is a HUGE country. Markets vary alot. Economy isnt great and people are giving horses away. Some areas you may be lucky to get $1000 for him. I see registered Arabians with level two dressage being advertised for 3k and not selling in Virginia, same horse might fetch 10k in california.
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post #4 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 08:39 AM
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You didnt mention a registration, but even then America is a HUGE country. Markets vary alot. Economy isnt great and people are giving horses away. Some areas you may be lucky to get $1000 for him. I see registered Arabians with level two dressage being advertised for 3k and not selling in Virginia, same horse might fetch 10k in california.
^^^This.

The U.S. Is really diverse in terms of "whatever the market will bear".

The Seller would have to do their homework in pinpointing the areas of the U.S. Where a horse like that could be marketed to maximize the full dollar potential. Meaning an area where there's enough money to match the desire of owning a horse like that.
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post #5 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 08:45 AM
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Yeap up here in the midwest I've been to a few sale barns and they go for cheap, cheap, cheap. And these are broke registered horses. Just a month ago a friend picked up a kids broke rodeo horse for $460 and he's only 4. This horse has no spook in him whatsoever and I have never seen such a calm obedient kids horse.

You see horses for sale anywhere from 1,000-10,000 but whether they sell at that price who knows.
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post #6 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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He wasnt registered but is eligable for CHAPS registrations.

Sounds like the american horse market is the same at the UK one, saturated beyond belief, but that said safe horses in the 15-16hh bracket are still fetching decent money.
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post #7 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 09:38 AM
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Like others have said that would be tough to say. The market here is poor at best. It's definitely a buyers market right now.

He is super cute though! My daughter would be in love (we won't show her lol). I would say here he might fetch a decent price because we don't have the cob like native breeds here like in the UK and certainly not pony sized. I've seen a few over the years but that's it. Even in a bad market a good solidly trained pony will still sell. I saw a Fell listed the other day that was very, very green and asking was 8k likely because of the rarity here.

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post #8 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 10:33 AM
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In my area in upstate NY you could start asking $5000 and be open to offers. He looks like he has an awesome foundation
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post #9 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 10:51 AM
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He is a nice horse but in my areas of NY they are looking for jumpers

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post #10 of 41 Old 10-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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In my area, alot of registered horses go for less than 1k. The more fancy/gaited horses are around 1k-4k. I'd say you could sell him for around 3k-4k where I live.

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