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post #1 of 4 Old 03-15-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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How much should I sell my horse for?

I own a beautiful 14.3 morab mare named Daisy. Her show name is Risk it All. She's a liver chestnut with okay confirmation and no medical issues. She is up to date on Coggins, shots, and wormers. I love her so much but I really want to make this a career so I need a new horse and I can't afford to own two horses. She is currently schooling 2'3-3'0 and her maximum scope is probably 3'3-3'6. She has been jumped up to 3'3. She has been shown 2'3 in the puddle jumpers on the PSJ circuit. She bathes, loads, and clips well. Stands well for the farrier. She is around 14 and is a pretty hyper horse, for amateurs or experienced riders only. Not for novices or beginners.
How much do you think I should sell her for?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-20-2014, 11:12 AM
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Most people want kid-safe horses so you're on the losing end of that one.

In the right market however, you could probably get $2000-$3000 for her. I'd say that's a safe and modest number. The conformation is an issue though. If it's not stellar that may detract from her price.

I deal mostly with selling and buying kid-safe trail horses though and they're drastically lower like in the $100-$800 price range lol

Good luck finding her a home and I'm sorry you have to sell.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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At her age, people usually expect a more kids/beginner safe horse, however she sounds as though she does have experience and so there may still be several buyers out there looking for a horse of her experience level as a "next-step-up mount".
Make sure you bump your price up a bit so that you have some room to go down because if you want, say $3000 out of her, people will almost always try and badger you down. It also makes them feel good if they can get you to come down in price, as they feel they are getting a better deal, even though the price you agree on is what you really wanted all along ;)
Also, where are you from? Prices differ depending on your location. I live in AB Canada, so a horse like that could probably sell for around $2500 to $3000 at least, though you will see people asking $4000. That price is seldom firm, however, for a pony-sized mount of her age.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-20-2014, 08:59 PM
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Don't tell people her show name is Risk. It sets up negative preconceived ideas.
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