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        12-10-2011, 03:32 PM
    what would price him at?

    Not my horse, but I think he's going to be my down payment for my mare. As he's been for sale but I get the money from him now. Big 16 hand bay gelding, moves beautifully, trained for lower level western pleasure and hunt seat, registered, dead broke, gives to the bit great, has been shown before, good trail horse. The down fall? His conformation, he's got long weak pasterns, short back, long neck. If you were able to shorten his pasterns and lengthen his back he'd be pretty, but his long legs and short back together look odd, he's got a beautiful dainty head. So he's odd looking and a plain color. But broke as can be, and could do well in 4H.
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        12-10-2011, 03:37 PM
    In the market around me you could probably get $1000-$1500. But it depends on the buyer. Most horses like that here are going for $500-$800 unless they have winnings behind them.
        12-10-2011, 06:56 PM
    Im going to try and get at least $800 out of him, which he's worth it. He's kid broke, unfortunately his size helps him and hurts him. Had people say he was to big, but if a big guy wanted a trail horse he would do well. What would be a good way to market him? He would look better english than western, I just can't seem to find a buyer here.
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        12-10-2011, 06:58 PM
    I'd try him both ways. Here, IMO, english doesn't sell well. But we're a western based state.
        12-10-2011, 07:04 PM
    Pictures.. ?
        12-10-2011, 07:14 PM

    Not a very good picture, he's also pretty fat right now. He doesn't get rode as of now. I also forgot he cribs, I never remember he's a cribber. I've been trying to sell him as a 4H horse, it isn't working.
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        12-10-2011, 07:23 PM
    He'd look ALOT better without the collar and squared up, I hope you aren't showing anyone that picture!
    Around here, being as well trained as he is he'd go for $800-$1,000. Being registered, good on the trails. Basic roping, barrel, cutting horses go for at least $2,500 to $5,000. A good kids horse, 4-H is usually $500 to $1,000.
    16h. Means a higher feed bill in many people's opinions, especially for a 4-H prospect. Gotta get some flashy, tacked up, riding photos, english AND western, and some really nice confo shots to be considered in this market. He looks sweet to me!
        12-10-2011, 07:34 PM
    Cribbing wasn't mentioned when you asked for price input-THe site of that collar just cut my guess about in half, but then, I wouldn't own a cribber.

    Good luck!~
        12-10-2011, 09:25 PM
    He looks sweet! Just get those flattering shots under saddle and a few heartwarming shots too like him playing out in pasture or whatnot. But yeah take that cribbing strap off!
        12-10-2011, 09:32 PM
    Agree with all of the above- I think you could get around 1000 off of him, although I see amazing horses go for much less nowadays. We just sold a horse for 800, but he wasn't quite as good as this horse training-wise, and unregistered, so I think 800 is a bit too low for him... I would only lower to 1000. And for the record, I like his back length :P Muscled up, in his summer coat, he'd look great!
    Although that picture isn't flattering at all... lol.

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