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post #1 of 43 Old 05-23-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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What would you pay for this mare...?

Some of you may have read another thread that I had posted regarding this mare. I was going to try and use her for a broodmare in the next few years and get a foal from her. But, my mom was down at the owner's house tonight, and it was mentioned that they are thinking of selling this mare. Now I don't know if they were feeling my mom out to see what she had to say about the mare in regards to if we were interested, or if they would really sell her.

They were given the mare for free. The owner's brother breeds AQHA's for the track. She didn't make the cut for the track but in the barrel arena, I think she could do some damage. With proper training of course.

Information about mare:
2008 Brown Appendix AQHA.
15.1/15.2 hands approx. 1100 pounds.
UTD on all vet and farrier care.
Sire: Illegal Runaway Quarter Horse
Dam: Lill Bita Zevi Quarter Horse

Training level:
I'd consider her green. She's very nice on the trails, but she's never had "proper" training. She doesn't move off of leg pressure. She direct reins. She has NOT been ridden consistently in the past. Was "started" on speed events this past spring and some playing around in the fall. She's trotting patterns but I don't think anything has actually "clicked" with her quite yet. She's more the type of horses where you point, kick and go. She'd definitely need some work to get her up to par.

She's a very pretty girl. Has a BEAUTIFUL chest and shoulder. She's got a sweet personality. In your pocket type horse. At least she is for me. Whenever I'm over there, she's always around me begging for attention, following my around. I can catch her easily while her owner seems to have more difficulty.

What would you consider a reasonable price range for her? With her pedigree alone, I would think she'd be worth quite a bit.

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post #2 of 43 Old 05-23-2012, 10:13 PM
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In this area we would be looking at around $1200-1500 for her probably.

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...A very advanced maneuver.
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That sounds like a good price to me. LoL

I was thinking around $2000...Tops.

I'd hope that if they did sell, maybe they'd give me a deal since I'm a friend. HaHa.

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post #4 of 43 Old 05-23-2012, 10:43 PM
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holy moly, she's gorgeous.
For a greenie that needs finishing, I'd say no more than 1200 around here.

I hope the deals goes in your favor!

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She's even prettier now. She's not sunbleached yet. Her forelock is super thick and long and she's got nice body condition.

Her owner's tend to think on the higher side. LoL. I'm wondering if they are going to stick a $8000 price tag on her.

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Push! I'd say I've got *insert amount* in cash.

She is nice. I get the feeling they might try to go $2500-$3000 on her.
I'd give them $1500-$1800.
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She'd go for twice that around here. Washington/Oregon area. But, then, you'll pay twice for boarding, hay, you name it.
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I bought a 13.3 non registered POA gelding from them. He was 14 years old, finished barrel/pole "pony" but needed some retraining to get him up to speed as he sat for years. I paid $2500, so...I have no idea what they would be thinking of for this girl.

They said I could get a breeding from their stallion x the mare I'm leasing (that they own) for $1500. So broodfee and stud fee, mare costs etc is $1500, I'd pay for vet bills though. I decided not to go that route...But that was reasonable considering the mare is high point winner/grand champion in my arena for speed shows.

I got a free breeding to their stallion with my mare in exchange for doing some work over there with my tractor. (Digging out mucky spots, hauling sand)

So they could practically give her away or they could go way over the top. LoL. So...I'm thinking this wouldn't work out. Therefore, I'm not getting my hopes up toooooo much. Although, the thought is exciting!

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Wow! She's nice! A horse like her around her would have a price tag of around $1200-$1800. If she had been started on barrels, then $2000, would be the low. Love that she has Jet Deck and Dash For Cash in her lines, should be a promising prospect! Maybe ask your friends if they get desperate to sell, you'd want first dibs.
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Wow! She's nice! A horse like her around her would have a price tag of around $1200-$1800. If she had been started on barrels, then $2000, would be the low. Love that she has Jet Deck and Dash For Cash in her lines, should be a promising prospect! Maybe ask your friends if they get desperate to sell, you'd want first dibs.
My mom did tell them that today. LoL. My mom told the owner that I'm in love with her pedigree and have talked about trying to get a breeding from her.

A few months ago, they talked about breeding her, and if it's a filly, selling the mare and keeping the foal. That way they could cross the foal back to their stallion. (The mare is half sister to their stallion so they would never breed them, but they could take the foal and "line breed" the Zevi line) Anyways, as they were talking about that I was sitting there and she was like "Then we could sell Chelsea (me) Bitty (the mare) for a really great deal!" I was like...

I'm wondering if I should approach them or just hang back and see what happens.

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