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post #1 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation How Much Is My Horse Worth?

Ive been thinking of selling my horse, but im not sure how much hes worth.

-Dutch Warmblood X Thoroughbred
-Registered under CWHBA
-10 years old
-Dappled grey
-17.1 hands
-schooling 3'3 and still over jumping everything
-previous dressage training
-Been used as a lesson and camp horse
-ridden in the mountains
-Never been lame or sick
-Great feet

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-05-2011, 04:47 PM
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Does he have any show record? In this market you're looking at between $1000 and $20000, it varies drastically by season and area. Check the for sale ads for horses in your area and find some for sale that are similar in age, breeding, size, talent, etc as your horse and start there.
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 09:11 AM
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Are those photos you plan to use to sell him? They are not very flattering.
The jumping photo does not show good form over the small fence. The moving in hand photo he looks annoyed.

I agree with Nittany on the price.
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 09:19 AM
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Show records will make a big difference - anyone can 'school' 3'3 at home. If you can successfully ride a course of 3'3 at a show and place, it shows that the horse has good form and a consistent jump.

So, no show record I would say he is worth around $1000. If he has a show record it would depend on the height that he is competing at. For arguments sake lets say he was competing and winning at 3'3, then I would say he is worth more like $10,000.

With the pictures and information you have provided I am more inclined to think that he would be around the $1000 mark.

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post #5 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 09:39 AM
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I agree with everyone else...about $1000. Exactly what sarahver said, show experience really ups the value of a horse. Also over jumping is not a good thing, (especially since the horse is 10 years old) so if you make up a sale ad for him, don't include that.
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 09:49 AM
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The last picture of him is nice, but definitely not the others. For the price it varies, I agree with Nittany, look at other horses in you area that you can compare him to. Where I live (if he has but a little bit of showing) he could go from 4000-5000. If he has jumped in many competitions, done well and is getting into more advanced levels, then he could go for 7000-9000. Horses in my area are reaaaaaal pricey.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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For my area, I agree with Hildalgo. He could go for 4000 even if he never jumped at a show. At the end of the day, he's a tall Warmblood, and those don't come cheap. I know at least a few people would buy him for that, show him, then turn around and sell him to an amateur for double. I agree you need better photos though.
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 11:54 AM
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I guess it depends on the are, but I ride a 17.2hh full Dutch Warmblood, she has jumped 3'3" has excellent show jumping bloodlines, is registered with the KWPN, took the special test to be in the studbook. She's 14 years old and has only showed at local shows with the jump height about 2'. In my area she would only sell for about $1500- if I was lucky $2000 as a riding horse. $3000-$5000 as a broodmare.
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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Some areas are lucky. You can get that great horse for a reasonable price.

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post #10 of 14 Old 01-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Gotta love PA horse prices right! I'm sitting on two VERY nice large, green ponies and nobody is biting and I have them for what I consider cheap for nicely put together and sane ponies. Nothing but made horses are selling and even then for cheap =(. Although...Erika if you ever sell that mare for $1500 I get first dibs! Or I'll trade you a pony or two =P
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