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    03-30-2011, 03:08 PM
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Foal
What would YOU pay for this 7yr dapple TWH gelding?

I had this horse in training beginning of the year, all of the info and some pics/video are at http://soconh.yolasite.com/for-sale.php I am just curious as to what other people around the country would pay for him in the economy and based off of what he does and doesn't know. He is very green and still needs a lot of work to make it clear. He spent 60 days with me and we got to a comfortable W/T without him trying to take off and rearing etc, got to the point where we could actually touch his legs and pick up his feet, bridle him without have to chase both him and the bridle back down, etc. Personally, I think he may be a bit overpriced, but the owner really wants to find him a good home and doesn't want to be contacted by people who just want a free horse that would put him back in the dangerous situation he was in before.

Thanks guys!!!
     
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    03-30-2011, 03:17 PM
  #2
Showing
If he's a TWH, why does he trot instead of gait? Around here, I would say probably $500-$1,500.
     
    03-30-2011, 03:24 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
If he's a TWH, why does he trot instead of gait? Around here, I would say probably $500-$1,500.
I would like to know the same thing...we think he is TWH, they don't know for sure. I never got him to gait, so I was curious but I am listing him as they asked.
     
    03-30-2011, 03:27 PM
  #4
Showing
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Originally Posted by APHAforlife    
I would like to know the same thing...we think he is TWH, they don't know for sure. I never got him to gait, so I was curious but I am listing him as they asked.
He could be a TWH cross, which could account for the TWH look he has, and also the trot.
     
    03-30-2011, 04:09 PM
  #5
Yearling
I wouldn't advertise him as a TWH if he trots only. Is there any way you could get an experienced gaited person to see if they can get a gait out of him? Not to insult anyones experience or skills but gaited horse ARE different than trotters. Being gaited would increase his worth. As he is I wouldn't put out a stitch over $1000, simply because there are a lot of relatively finished horses people are practically giving away right now, not to mention one that is so green. You've done a lot of great work with him, but it sounds like whoever he goes to is going to need to do a lot MORE work. I don't really think over pricing him is the way to find him a good home. People that are knowledgable and capable of bringing him along will look at the price and think,"Psh, too bad they want so much for him" and go to the next ad. As it stands, I think it's more likely for a "novice" to happen upon the ad not knowing any better and THEN he'd be back where he was. Also, the owner doesn't have to sell to the first person that offers her price, there are a lot of ways she can make sure he gets a good home including holding out until the right person comes along.
     
    03-30-2011, 04:23 PM
  #6
Weanling
Around here, he doesn't sound worth more than $400 to $600. He sounds like he'll be a project.

Minor point, but he doesn't look dappled at all. Reading that ad and seeing with with my own eyes that I don't see dapples would make me wonder what other things you tweaked to sound better in the ad. You (or the owner) needs to post some better photos of him where he's nice and clean to see him clearly, and get a better gauge of his conformation. Nicer photos will also help in getting (closer to) your asking price.
     
    03-30-2011, 04:33 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Do you have any form of flat walk out of him? Even if it only shows up on the way back to the barn from a trail ride, at random excited moments, etc?

If you offered me this horse at this very moment, I'd start the asking price at $400-500. I wouldn't pay over $700.
     
    03-30-2011, 09:27 PM
  #8
Foal
I don't think he really looks like a TWH? He doesn't have the chopped pointed butt/croup and his head isn't big, not saying all TWH's are log-heads, but most of the ones I have had are, though I have one now that is built like a little tank of a quarter horse with a small head and round butt and he goes smooth at all the gaits, fast too. Could be a cross. No movement like a gaited horse?
     
    03-30-2011, 09:49 PM
  #9
Trained
I would also think he is a cross....I have one myself, not gaited. My guess would also be that this guy os way overpriced. I am in the 4-500group for him. He just needs too much, IMO. If I was looking to buy him I would be seriously concerned about what he might do in a larger area, given that he seems to be fighting the rider a good bit with the head tossing, pulling, etc. Needs lots of time, patience and miles.
     

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