Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Our well established breeder/trainer/ranch owner friends tell me that in today's market, they will break even on a good, solid, started horse they sell for $2500-$3500, and make money in the long run (3+ years) on a $10,000+ show horse. Since they have no boarding/breeding costs and with the diversity in their business (breeding/training/instuction/boarding/trail rides/hay/etc) they do not have to get a return quickly, they tell me that, at least around here, that they would lose money trying to turn around an investment in the short term. The most profitable parts of their business at this time are co-op (self care) boarding and instruction/lessons.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.