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post #1 of 5 Old 07-18-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Determining horse's worth

How do you determine how much a horse is worth? And how do you know if a horse you're looking at purchasing is the right price for what they are? Those people that sell those big time HUS horses, some are $60,000-why are they so high, and some just as good are lower?
I don't plan on selling my gelding at all, but I'm just curious what you all thought he could be worth. He's a 9 year old 15.3 hand Quarter horse, out of Protect Your Assets. He had western pleasure training as a 3 year old and hunter under saddle and jumping training as a 6/7 year old. He is currently in training again for hunter under saddle and equitation. Trail ridden. He's got great ground manners, no vices, sound and healthy, good conformation (sorry, no pic right now :/). He's not one of those big, sweepy HUS horses but he's a nice all arounder. I paid $3000 for him (one owner had him priced at $4250.) A horse like this, what would you want to pay?
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How do you determine how much a horse is worth? And how do you know if a horse you're looking at purchasing is the right price for what they are? Those people that sell those big time HUS horses, some are $60,000-why are they so high, and some just as good are lower?
I don't plan on selling my gelding at all, but I'm just curious what you all thought he could be worth. He's a 9 year old 15.3 hand Quarter horse, out of Protect Your Assets. He had western pleasure training as a 3 year old and hunter under saddle and jumping training as a 6/7 year old. He is currently in training again for hunter under saddle and equitation. Trail ridden. He's got great ground manners, no vices, sound and healthy, good conformation (sorry, no pic right now :/). He's not one of those big, sweepy HUS horses but he's a nice all arounder. I paid $3000 for him (one owner had him priced at $4250.) A horse like this, what would you want to pay?
Around here, that horse would be considered a Jack of All Trades and Master of None. A lot of what a person would pay would depend on his breeding, any nominations to any money programs, his show record, any titles he's won. Based on what you've described, I'd expect to pay around $2500 for him here.

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Around here, that horse would be considered a Jack of All Trades and Master of None. A lot of what a person would pay would depend on his breeding, any nominations to any money programs, his show record, any titles he's won. Based on what you've described, I'd expect to pay around $2500 for him here.
He's enrolled in the Incentive Fund, never been shown AQHA but has done well in open shows.
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Yeah, that doesn't add anything. At least, not here.

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Value is in the eye of the seller and the buyer. What matters to one person may not matter at all to another, telling me your horse can do XYZ doesnt make it valuable to me if Im looking for a horse that can do ABC. Quite a few people will add alot of value for color. Just one of those things.
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