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    06-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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How much could I sell my horse for? Please help!

I am thinking of selling my horse in the near future, and wanted some expert opinion on how much a few people think my horse would be worth if I sold her. I understand the market is not great right now, but would like if people didn't put that into complete consideration when helping me decide on a price. I will post as much info that comes to the top of my head right now, but will probably forget a few things so just let me know if there is something else you need to know to determine a reasonable price!

Merya is a green broke 6 year old registered APHA mare. She is sorrel with one white marking on her side, I believe there is a picture on my page. She has been to 4-H shows and shown in hand trail and showmanship as well as attended a three day horse camp in the mountains. She has been on multiple trails and does great. Merya has also been in a couple of parades. Merya is bred for western pleasure and has great build and bloodlines. She has great ground manners and longes well. In the saddle she can side pass well but just needs it to be cleaned up so it looks a bit nicer, she backs up, walks, trots with her head tucked, a lopes. Her issue with loping is that she hasn't been able to pick up her right lead, but we are working on it!! Merya is not spooky and is a healthy horse.

If there is anything else you need to know just post a question and I will answer it!
     
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    06-06-2012, 08:17 PM
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Foal
Forget to mention, she is 15.1 hands. She also has a partial blue eye. She responds to leg pressure and neck reins. Stands well for the farrier and loads great into a trailer and backs out (if that's what you prefer)
     
    06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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Trained
Does she tie, bathe and clip well? If you had to rate her on a "hotness scale" of 1-10, 1 being a complete dead head and 10 being hot, where would she fall? Have you done any gymkhana type events with her? Will she cross water, bridges, open gates out on trail? If a bird flies at her or she sees a deer or other wild animal, what will she do? How is she out alone on the trail and alone in an arena?
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    06-06-2012, 08:32 PM
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Does she tie, bathe and clip well? If you had to rate her on a "hotness scale" of 1-10, 1 being a complete dead head and 10 being hot, where would she fall? Have you done any gymkhana type events with her? Will she cross water, bridges, open gates out on trail? If a bird flies at her or she sees a deer or other wild animal, what will she do? How is she out alone on the trail and alone in an arena?
Great questions. She ties and bathes, I don't think she has been clipped before. She't not hot, actually a little lazy but can be willing and learns quickly. No gymkhana events, she is also ridden western. She has been through a pond before and can cross water, although she will jump a bit if the stream is very narrow. I am working with her now with opening gates. She is not scared of other animals or traffic as she is around them all the time. Our arena is right next to a road, so even a semi doesn't spook her. She has been around cows and is very alert but they don't seem to scare her. If she does spook at something, the worst thing she does is look at it and snort, she doesnt buck, kick, rear or bite. I haven't taken her alone on a trail but she has ridden on the roads before and is fine. She is not herd or barn sour and can ride alone or with a large group in the arena wonderfully.
     
    06-06-2012, 08:39 PM
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Trained
I'm thinking 1500 would be the top price on her...

My main reasoning is because she is still considered green broke at 6 years old. And dor a paint, she doesn't have a lot of white on her. (which when people think of paints, they think color) Is that superficial? Yes.
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    06-06-2012, 08:45 PM
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Showing
Really hard to give you an estimate without pictures or videos, but I'd say she could be worth anywhere from $800 to $2500 depending on her bloodlines, conformation, eye appeal, and specific training level.
     
    06-06-2012, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
I'm thinking 1500 would be the top price on her...

My main reasoning is because she is still considered green broke at 6 years old. And dor a paint, she doesn't have a lot of white on her. (which when people think of paints, they think color) Is that superficial? Yes.
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I was thinking she would be worth around $1,500 to $2,000. So your comment clarifies. And yes she was started late due to an injury to the person that started her, the person couldn't ride for a few months and unfortunately that was right at the time when Merya needed to be started. I also was not able to train her over the past 10 months due to being at school, but she is being ridden now and is doing great so far. And yes she has hardly any white! But personally that's what I love about her, I don't believe that price should be based on how much white she has because there may be someone like me that loves the little spot on her.
     
    06-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Really hard to give you an estimate without pictures or videos, but I'd say she could be worth anywhere from $800 to $2500 depending on her bloodlines, conformation, eye appeal, and specific training level.
Thank you! She's worth more than $1,000 seeing as that's what I bought her for over a year ago. She has come a long way since I bought her so I am certain she's worth more than that. (Although with the economy I understand this could be wrong) But I agree that probably not more than $2,500. She has good bloodlines and is bred for western pleasure, with a little more training I believe she could do wonderfully in the show ring. She also has a great build and conformation, although she is a bit long backed. Unfortunately I have no way of posting videos, and I know that the one picture I have of her isn't big but it does show a little of what she looks likes.
     
    06-07-2012, 01:09 AM
  #9
Foal
It depends on your area. When I'm selling a horse I look at what's available in our area first. In some places the economy has hit people a lot harder than others. So I check online to see what others in the area are asking for horses with similar experience. Then I add a little bit on the price because I only have gorgeous horses ;) Shallow? Yes, but it's what I like and what a lot of other people like and are willing to pay for. Price also depends on how fast you need the horse sold.
     
    06-07-2012, 04:56 AM
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Started
Just because you paid $1000 for her a year ago doesn't mean she's worth MORE than that now, it all depends on the market and what people are looking for when you sell.
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