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post #11 of 16 Old 06-07-2012, 04:36 AM
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You say she's got great bloodlines, but you never actually mention what those are.

And yes, a good confo shot or two and video of her moving (preferably under saddle), will do a lot to help us give you a figure.

But yeah, area has a lot to do with it. In some parts of the country a certain horse could go for twice what it would go in other parts.
You will definitely have much better luck selling her, I'd think, if you include good pictures and video in the sales ad. I'd assume many people are like me and probably won't even look at an ad if it doesn't have some good pictures, at the very least ;)
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-07-2012, 11:26 PM
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Because, for her breed, she is a little old to still be green, and still has some basics to learn, her price will decline. However, it does sound like she is very quiet and "kid-safe," which is a big plus. I would ask $2500 and mark it as negotiable.
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Depending on how badly and how soon I want to sell a horse, I price it accordingly. So, for a horse like yours that I was enjoying riding and in no rush to sell, I'd keep working on her and get her show ring ready and stick a price tag of say, $4500 obo or firm, depending on how you feel about her. I took a year to sell a gorgeous gelding who was dead green when I got him but utterly sensible. I was in no hurry to get rid of him so I stuck him on my web page at $5000 firm and waited for the right buyer. In the meantime, we did trails 3 or 4 times/week, rode in a Christmas parade, St Paddy's day parade, 4th of July Parade and tried mounted shooting, all of which he was amazing and calm at. When the right buyer came along, there was no arguing, $5K was handed over so quick and they still write me and send me pics of their little girl on her horse. He takes amazing care of her.

If I needed to move her, then $2500 obo or less and move her out quick, she's going to be a nice horse for someone.
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post #14 of 16 Old 06-08-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, those are awesome tips. I hate to sell her :( She was my first horse and we have come a long way. The only reason it has passed my mind is because I am in school hours away from where she is kept and I feel it's unfair for a horse with so much potential to just sit and not be worked with for five more years. But I am not in a hurry to sell her. I will probably post her at a firm price and wait until someone comes along that I know will love her as much as I do.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MeryaTeeBars View Post
The only reason it has passed my mind is because I am in school hours away from where she is kept and I feel it's unfair for a horse with so much potential to just sit and not be worked with for five more years. But I am not in a hurry to sell her.
Unfair for her owners maybe, but I promise you she won't complain if she gets a hiatus out to grass for a few years while you're in school. If you want to keep her in your life and see her when you can, why not offer someone a free lease, where they ride and look after her in exchange for paying the mare's farrier/board/feed expenses?
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post #16 of 16 Old 06-08-2012, 08:12 PM
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The mare doesn't care if she's living up to her potential. Being out on grass is just fine with her. She might miss you some, but if you go visit when you can and love on her lots while you're there, she'll be very happy to wait for you. But, if you feel you won't be able to care for her when your in school or right after you get out, then find her another person who will love her as much as you do.

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