What would YOU pay for this 7yr dapple TWH gelding? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern Colorado
Posts: 92
• Horses: 2
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!!!

" Life is a rodeo, take it as you get it "
Southern Colorado Natural Horsemanship

APHAforlife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 02:17 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
If he's a TWH, why does he trot instead of gait? Around here, I would say probably $500-$1,500.
equiniphile is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern Colorado
Posts: 92
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
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.

" Life is a rodeo, take it as you get it "
Southern Colorado Natural Horsemanship

APHAforlife is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 02:27 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by APHAforlife View Post
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.
equiniphile is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Posts: 791
• Horses: 1
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.
Jacksmama is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Posts: 655
• Horses: 3
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.

Last edited by ptvintage; 03-30-2011 at 03:27 PM.
ptvintage is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,246
• Horses: 2
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.

Last edited by Brighteyes; 03-30-2011 at 03:35 PM.
Brighteyes is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 08:27 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas, NC
Posts: 96
• Horses: 2
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?
Chardavej is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
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.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silver Dapple and Chocolate Palomino. mysticdragon72 Horse Colors and Genetics 3 12-04-2010 03:37 PM
dapple gray thoroughbred gelding for sale rednapla Horses for Sale 4 09-21-2010 04:04 AM
Show off your Dapple Grays! Plains Drifter Horse Pictures 17 01-31-2010 08:56 PM
Colors for a dapple grey gelding? JumpingTheMoon Horse Tack and Equipment 25 12-05-2009 09:09 PM
Gorgeous Dapple Grey Gelding 16 h, 7 yr old W/E eqryder92 Horses for Sale 4 12-02-2008 10:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome