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post #1 of 14 Old 10-27-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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What price should I sell my horse for?

Well after this year I'm heading off to college and one of my teachers is interested in buying my mare. He keeps asking me what price I want for her but I have no idea what to tell him. I don't want either of us to get a raw deal. Can you guys help me think of a price to throw out there? She was originally a rescue horse so none of the info I know about her is confirmed. She is roughly 7 to 9 years old. She is chestnut and most likely a quarter horse. She has a freeze brand on her hip but is not registered that we know of. She stays fat on pasture and rides fairly well even after months of down time. He wants to actually use her to work his cattle, which he will have to teach her to do. There are pictures of her under my horses. Thanks for any advice :)
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 08:45 PM
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Is she broke??
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 08:55 PM
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Have you checked with the rescue? most rescues do not allow resale without approval. and according to the contract in some cases selling the horse can be considered stealing from the rescue.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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She's not from an actual rescue organization just saved from a bad home. Yes she is broke to ride and does so well. She also neck reigns.
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Barrelracer130 View Post
Is she broke??
HAHA! I'm sorry i got to pick on you! She said she was, lol... u been on the forum for a couple hours, huh? hehe :

I'd say (and this is WV and surrounding prices) without papers (and I'm assuming she has good conformation) you could go anywhere between $900 to $1300)... With no papers and all...

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post #6 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 10:12 AM
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Unregistered, rides "fairly well" and no known accurate history. $600-$800. If shes going to a good home, $400-$500.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 10:30 AM
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Ditto. Around here the absolute very most I would see you getting for her is $1,000

Better pricing would be around $600 to $700, or you could go slightly less if you know she is going to a good home.

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 10:35 AM
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The reverse of this is if she's a good solid safe trail horse there are many empty nesters looking for such a horse and are willing to pay more for that assurance.
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-01-2012, 03:18 AM
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Yea, it depends on alot. Tell us a bit more about how she is riding. Beginner safe? If she is going to a good home though, and you know that, I would say $600 is fair too. I meant to say with papers $900-1300, but without papers I agree with everyone else at $600-700, or less if u know this person will take care of her. And what if you may want to buy her back later. What would you pay for her to get her back? would you pay what u asked for? And that would be after she has had training to work cattle. And it depends on ur area too. Look at what horses are selling for on ur local facebook group page maybe, and to ask similar to what everyone else is asking, but just remember that if this guy has been asking for this long for her, he must really like her. He'll most likely take care of her. So try to keep the price low for him, keeping in mind that she'll be safe and happy, and dont worry about being ripped off. Get what I'm trying to say here? Finding ANY horse a good home is very hard to do. If you respect this guy and know he'll take care of her, dont be afraid to go even cheaper than that. $300 isnt cheapest, but it's still a reasonable price. I mean I just got a mini for free! And there are 3 other horses on our farm that were free and broke! They were green, but they were broke!

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post #10 of 14 Old 11-01-2012, 06:43 AM
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I follow along with craigslist and check horse prices most every day. I think somewhere between $500 and $1000 will buy a decent horse.

That's not really a lot of money...I know, it's quite a bit if you don't have it but still.......If you care about the horse and think this gentleman will take care of her and provide well for her then I'd try to make sure she gets there.

It sounds like this might be a good place for her....
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