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post #1 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on this colt?

Hi, here is a colt I'm interested in getting, but I'm not completely sure. He sounds like a great horse. What are your opinions on him? I know you can't tell much from those pics but those are the only ones in the listing. He's $950.

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"Badger is 5 mos old, stout, smart and fearless. He will herd cows (and guineas) on his own or he will assist you while your are herding from the ground. Unfortunately he did not get a breeding certificate filed for him. His Dam is Doc Bar, Badger, and Freckles Playboy. His sire is Doc Bar, Driftwood, Poco Bueno, Three Bars, Peter McQue, and the list goes on. At 1 mos you could lead his mother away and he would stay, untethered) with whoever was left standing next to him, especially if it was kids. He really doesn't care if his mother is close by or not. At 3 mos you could pick up his feet, load him (he often loaded himself along with the mule), lead him thru water, and but a plastic bag over his ears. He will make someone an awesome sport horse. Would like to see him go to someone who would really develop his potential. I think the possibilities are endless. Come see him, you won't believe the build on this boy and his personality will win you over."
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post #2 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 06:09 AM
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So hard to tell with babies........he looks nice tho. I have no idea how the pricing is where you are, but honestly-in my area-you can get registered for less than $950. Without papers they can say he is bred however they want......but bottom line is he is grade. Around here they go for $4-500 all day long.
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 08:33 AM
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"Unfortunately he did not get a breeding certificate filed for him"

Very unfortunate indeed because it really cuts his value in half.
$500 in my area, being generous.

Otherwise he looks like a cute, solid kid!


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post #4 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 09:54 AM
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I was going to say....$950? For $950 I'd sell my APHA registered, solid, 7.5 month gelding with his HYPP N/N certificate. Around here, he'd go for less than $300.
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 10:52 AM
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Have you seen an interacted with this colt. Because they can say is is the worlds saffest an friendliest colt but when you get him he is completely differnt. Just saying.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 11:18 AM
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Can't say anything about his conformation from this pictures and I can't attest to his personaility.
If you're trying to sell a grade colt for $950 the least you can do is stand him in a nice halter.
He probably wouldn't go for more then $250-300 here. We have too many people with a ton of grade paints and/or quarter horses that blow them out for that price and when they can't do that they run them through the auction where they average $50-75.
I think they're having a pipe dream unless someone REALLY falls in love with him.

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In my area, like others, he'd go for less than $500 and that's only if he's still got a good temperament and good early training. If he's pushy or spoiled (which many foals are), then they'd be lucky to find him a free home.
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post #8 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 12:48 PM
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Wow! Horses are so cheap where you guys are. Around here, that would be a fair price for such a nice colt, though maybe not since he doesn't have the papers. H m m . But not 300! You can't buy a purebred dog for that.
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key word there is PURE bred.
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-01-2013, 01:31 PM
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Here the last three I bought that were in the 6-9 mo age range AND papered, well bred with great personalities and manners to go with were between $250 and 500. Heck I paid that for two mature horses (10y.o) that had were sold as bomb proof kids horses with all of the above as well. The first was truly what she was advertised as, the second it was only true if you were a confident experienced rider if you weren't she was still bomb proof but would take advantage of you in a heartbeat. Call the AQHA, as if the dam and sire are registered then the foal is eligible to be registered as well - the cost will be more and you will have to DNA test all three if neither parent is on file but it is doable. BTDT with an older horse than that.

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