I desperately need opinions here. As some of you know, my daughter & I leased Jojo about 2 years ago. He & I never really clicked, but he & my daughter became immediate buddies. We were told that if we were ever interested in buying that he was available for purchase. Well, it has gotten to the point that my daughter spends so much time with him that when someone else handles or rides him, he becomes a little monster, as does she, turning green with envy. The time to purchase has come.
The problem is, I have been told 2 prices, $300.00 & $500.00. Then I talked to my BO's wife & she said she wasn't sure & for me to look around & come up with something that I thought would be a fair price & that we would go from there.
I have no idea what a fair price is. Also, as some of you know, I well over paid for my own horse because I just couldn't bear to part with him & the lady knew I wasn't walking away without him. These people are NOT like that, they will NOT use my daughter's emotional attachment against us to get a higher price, because in all honesty, I'd pay whatever they asked she just loves him so much. But, at the same time, I want to be FAIR. So...
Ok, here he is:
12 y/o 15hh arabian gelding. He has been trained to drive, but we have no interest in using him for anything other than western pleasure. He's a little wild child but that's why he & Aerin get along so well. Last summer was her first time showing & they did well together so she wants to get him back in the ring this spring.
Please give me honest answers about what you would pay in my situation. Thank you so much in advance for your input!