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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need help advertising my mare!!

I have a 5yo TB mare that I wish to sell. However, I don't know what to put in the advertisment or how much to sell her for.

Here is some info on her...
14.2hh (small due to being underfed at a young age, would have matured around the 16hh mark), black/brown in colour, born 10/11/03, sire - seven figures USA (1996), Dam - Blazing melody Aust. (1996), she is not yet registered, recently broken in, unraced, dead quiet, would suit anyone after she has been further educated, never put a foot wrong under the saddle, no kick buck bite bolt spook etc, good with the farrier, good to rug...

I think that's about it... so how would you advertise her? And how much would you put on her? I was thinking around $4000

Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-02-2009, 09:07 PM
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being in usa I really wouldnt know but here in us a nice normal size ottb or never raced untrained tb would bring about 1000 in my area. Her size is an issue unless you can sell her a a nice large pony but w/o training hmmm that's tough
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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she has training but limited training ans need further education. It would be hard from a differnt country, didnt think of that haha. Her size shoulnt be an issue, if she were to be used for breeding she would still throw big foals.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 06:47 AM
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Regardless of her breeding and the reason for her stunted growth, I can't see her as a brood mare for anything other then a pony. Due to her size, lack lack of training, and unregistered status (even though that can hopefully be changed), in my area of the USA she may only bring $1,000.

With training and some showing, all decked out as a child's HUS (as an example) the sky is the limit. It all depends on how you market her. What is a drawback for an adult, may be perfect for a child (or very small adult). A TB type pony size can be an advantage but not in current condition.

I've seen a backyard horse with potential sell for $500 to a trainer friend and after 6 months, that horse brought $6,500. She know how to train, show, and market the horse. That is what you need to do to bring a good value for her.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 08:16 AM
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size does matter at least here. Smaller horses are considered not as suitable for lots of things (right or wrong, I disagree) but if she can qualify as a large pony that might be okay. I don't think there is big market for broodmares right now especially one that is so small even if you tell them she will produce bigger offspring. I would look on websites at similar horses and see what type of $ they are getting. I agree $1,000 would be the top you might get here unless the horse is absolutely perfect under saddle, perfect ground manners and shows major potential for jumping,dressage,showing etc. Otherwise you are just marketing a moderately trained 5 year old that is only going to be appealing to younger riders or smallish adults.

Posting a pic or video of her might help us too.

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