Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
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.