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        01-18-2013, 12:04 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I think a video is worth a billion photos! ;) You can snap a good moment from a bucking bronco! Lol. So if your horsewise you can see the horses body language and small cues the horse is giving off. I like to see them groomed (feet and touched all over), tacked (especially girthing) and ridden in the discipline stated (and on trail if it says trail, by a kid if it says kid safe, etc).
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        01-18-2013, 12:19 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Honestly just a photo and a reasonable price for the horse. A lot of people tend to lie about what they post. And they have to be willing to let me come over and ride the horse before I get on though. They have to ride it.

    Note. Not everyone lies. But a lot that I have come across do.
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        01-18-2013, 03:51 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Thanks all for the input :) You guys listed what I like to see, just didn't really think about.
         
        01-18-2013, 04:55 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Did I miss it, did no one mention price??

    Price, height, age, location.

    Pictures, cleanish, I don't mind not polished, but want to be able to see them, I like a nice head shot, one full body shot, and then a video.

    If registered name and link to pedigree.

    Show record, or potential, and suggested great matches, for said horse.
         
        01-18-2013, 05:44 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    Did I miss it, did no one mention price??

    Price, height, age, location.

    Pictures, cleanish, I don't mind not polished, but want to be able to see them, I like a nice head shot, one full body shot, and then a video.

    If registered name and link to pedigree.

    Show record, or potential, and suggested great matches, for said horse.
    No one did mention a price... Hmm. Haha. I guess for me it is an automatic thing to have in an ad, along with everything else you listed.
         
        01-18-2013, 05:55 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Don't make it too wordy. Get to the point: Gender, age, training, show history, if any.
    I avoid any ads that say, "Experienced Rider," bc it tells me that the horse has serious training problems, and the owner is selling bc they can't fix them.
    Also, put your horse in front of something that looks nice. If I was selling one of my horses, I would take photos in my South Pasture, where the previous owner planted 40 evegreens, now about 20-30 ft. Tall, and the grass looks lush. I would avoid the north side of my garage where I need to clean the green moss off of the white paneling. Some sales photos are in stalls with cobwebs and chewed wood, and it turns the buyer off.
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        01-18-2013, 06:20 PM
      #17
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Corporal    
    Also, put your horse in front of something that looks nice. If I was selling one of my horses, I would take photos in my South Pasture, where the previous owner planted 40 evegreens, now about 20-30 ft. Tall, and the grass looks lush. I would avoid the north side of my garage where I need to clean the green moss off of the white paneling. Some sales photos are in stalls with cobwebs and chewed wood, and it turns the buyer off.
    Totally agree with that statement. It's such a turn off if the place is unsafe or looks run down.
         
        01-18-2013, 06:40 PM
      #18
    Foal
    A clean picture of the horse! (not to mention a recent picture... I don't want to know what the horse looked like a year ago)

    Price.

    A good summary of the horse. I want to know how the horse has been trained, such as what discipline, ridden by a professional trainer or otherwise, trained in what, etc.

    Do they get along with other horses?

    Do they crib?

    Small "this is what they're like" blurb. Are their friendly, do they stand well in the cross ties, mouthy, do they generally like people?

    Good with kids?

    HEIGHT AGE BREED. I don't care if it's a grade... tell me what kind! Give me the best answer you can. I need to know the most basic things.
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        01-18-2013, 06:51 PM
      #19
    Started
    It drives me nuts when they do not tell the height, age and breed of the horse.

    When I see oh he's 14.5HH, im on to something because there is NO 14.5HH

    Or "yeah he's broken" to ride...Oh really what is broken about him
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        01-19-2013, 12:05 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Height seems to be the most common omission, imo. I recently shopped for nearly a year for a companion for my mare - I don't know how many times I had to ask what their current height might be (was looking at yearlings/ 2 year olds).
         

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