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post #1 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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What would you pay?

No, we aren't selling her- but I thought it would be interesting to see what you think that Sour would be worth in your area, given the following information :P

Registered AMHA chesnut miniature horse mare, 4 years old. Stands 34" tall. Sound, easy keeper, and no known health problems. Catches, leads, loads and unloads, clips, ties, bathes, and worms. Can be a little iffy with her back feet being trimmed, but otherwise good with her feet as well. No other vices, will stand quietly for hours. Green broke to drive single (has 18 'rides' on her and has a solid foundation), not spooky or stubborn, but still needing training. Stands to be tacked and hooked up, and will not move until she's asked. Lunges in both directons walk-trot-canter on voice command, and quiet around other farm animals including ducks, horses, cows, dogs, cats, pigs, and goats. NOT a beginners animal due to being a bit hot, and tends to need consistent, firm handling. Would do well in a driving home or a home where children would be supervised with her.




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post #2 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 05:12 PM
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I bought one just like her at auction for 45$ . They go on craigslistaround her for a few hundred bucks.
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post #3 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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XD well good thing I wasn't planning to sell her then! Unfortunately minis go a dime a dozen in my area too though, so that doesn't suprise me. Thankfully one that is trained will pull in a bit more than $45, but it isn't uncommon to find them for a few dollars a head in auctions.

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Mine was broke to buggy and bareback, I had to break him to the saddle. He is great for a cheap pony. Acts better than my 18 yr old gelding actually.
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, with the horrible economy, price doesn't necessarily indicate quality anymore ;) Sour saddles well, but I don't plan on ever saddle breaking her since I don't want her to be ridden. Otherwise she's great!

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post #6 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 06:07 PM
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I found a CL post today.. couldn't believe it.. they were all over the page...Horses for Sale and/or Lease
they have a mini they want babysat..

My Vet and Farrier are currently splitting my childeren's inheritance.

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 06:09 PM
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How cute she is!! I want a mini! :)
In our area- central New York, minis are going for about $400 to $500 right now.

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post #8 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 06:11 PM
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I think it depends on the mini and what you are doing with them. My friend shows hers they will be shown at nationals. Last year she was offered $7500 for one of them and $9000 for the other. One is not for sale and the other she was getting more points and youth time on.
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post #9 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thats pretty impressive, WickedNag! Sour definitely isn't anywhere as nice as a national quality horse, but I love her to death. Back a year or so ago (she was still untrained at the time, just basic w-t on the lunge and not nearly as well mannered) we were offered $350 for her, but with the economy, I know we still wouldnt get much more than that even with her being trained. She has a few big names in her pedigree but not enough to more than catch your eye, and she isn't a very fancy mover or anything. Just a nice, solid little 'fun' horse, which I'm more than ok with!

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post #10 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 06:46 PM
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Totally depends on how you advertise them. I know you're not selling her, but if you were to clip her, put a nice background behind her, and take some really nice pictures, you could get a lot more than the horses you see on CL. I just sold my 2y/o miniatures for $500 each because I advertised them well with flattering pictures and descriptions. They have lots of handling but haven't been started in any discipline (too young), unlike your girl.
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