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        05-31-2010, 09:27 PM

    I'm Selling a seven year old pure quarter
    He's a little rough around the edges,
    But he's a generally sweet horse.
    I'm trying to find a 'round-a-bout estimate on how much he's worth.

    Any ideas?
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        05-31-2010, 09:34 PM
    What can he do?

    I'd look at your local market, and find a horse with similar abilities, and go from there.
        06-01-2010, 01:51 AM
    Do you have any pictures you could upload for us to see him? That might help us to help you.
        06-01-2010, 08:31 AM
    Definitely look at the ads for horses that are similar in your area and see what they are being marketed at. Be honest about your horse when you are doing this.

    Another avenue is to ask your trainer.
        06-01-2010, 12:20 PM
    Remember you can always lower the price but you can't very easily raise it. You also don't have to mention every bad thing about your horse in the ad. You should be forthcoming when people come to look at it but mention only the good points in the ad.
        06-02-2010, 10:47 PM
    I agree with above posts. Research other peoples ads in your are, you don't want to be low and need to ask more (I don't think that works so And you don't want to be too high and not sell him. I live in Alberta Canada and I find horse prices are very different here than in the US.
    In the ad I would let people know that he's a friendly horse that needs some fine tunning or more miles or something along those lines. I think being upfront in the ad will help bring in the right buyers. I know I wouldn't like it if the ad would say ' great horse' then I go look and here's some issues that I didn't want and my time and yours was wasted. Good luck.
        06-09-2010, 10:07 PM
    No idea. A purebred, young quarter horse can be worth a whole lot or nothing. Please give more info...what do you mean by "rough around the edges?" What has his training been like? How is his movement? What do you feel he would be capable of doing in the future? And soundness or health issues? Does he crib, weave, roar, etc? How is he with other horses? Could you post pictures? Please answer these questions and I'll give you an estimate...
        06-10-2010, 06:58 AM
    Other factors include grade or registered. By stating rough around the edges it makes it sound sketchy. To me it means green. Is he up to date on shots coggins, feet and teeth? In our area value would be around $200 - $300 with all this and you still may not sell him. There are too many well broke registered horses selling for $1000 or less. Most important of all be honest.
        06-10-2010, 09:31 AM
    If you anwser these questions I can give you a good price range .

    Is he registered ?
    How tall ?
    How much work has he previously had ?
    Any professional training ?
    What can you see him being able to do ?
    What are his vices ?
    Has he ever been lame ?
    Also please add some photos :)
        06-10-2010, 10:31 AM
    If you're going to add pictures, make sure you have:

    A) Conformation shots.
    Pictures that show just a horse's face, half his body, or are fuzzy or far away are worse than useless.

    B) Some decent action shots or even a video.
    If the animal's trained under saddle, that's what people want to see. If he's not, that's going to significantly lower his price tag.

    C) Includes the whole horse in the picture.
    Don't crop off his feet, tail, or part of his head. I'm going to want to see the whole horse, especially his feet.

    Bad photos are worse than none at all, IMO. It tells me you're sloppy and don't care.

    estimate, sell

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