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        07-18-2011, 12:44 PM
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    How much would you offer for this little mare?

    Hi. I have this (I believe) Morgan/Thoroughbred mix that I'm planning on not keeping. First of all, this horse is for an experienced trainer ONLY. As I am only 12, I'm not an experienced trainer. She is about 14.3 hands and very light-boned. She is sweet but seems to be a little messed up in the head. She rears a lot. During riding, groundwork, and just at random times. She has struck me before and I'm scared of her now. She is to say a dangerous horse, that's why she is only for an experienced trainer. She is a rescue horse. She is afraid of ropes. She does better without a halter or rope on. She will follow you around a lot. She is the first one to greet you. She is very pushy and in your space. She is not the best horse in the world... to say... Even though I dislike this horse, I still want her to have a good and loving home. She is absolutely gorgeous but doesn't quite have it in the head. I wanted to adopt her out, not sell her. I was just thinking of if I sold her how much would I get for her? She was obviously starved as she is always afraid she's not going to get fed. I would appreciate any reply. You can see pictures of her on her profile. Her name is Jewels.
         
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        07-18-2011, 12:46 PM
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    Trained
    $100? If you're lucky and probably at auction to a KB.

    Honestly for a horse with those problems, I wouldn't even give you that.

    If you're lucky, you can find someone experienced who wants a project and give her to them. But with cost of feed/vet/time for training her bad habits out, I think you'll have a hard time...
         
        07-18-2011, 12:47 PM
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    A horse who's 'messed up in the head', should be a giveaway. You wouldn't get anything for her except meat prices, anyway.

    Good that you realize the horse is too much for you, but you should be more concerned about finding her the right home, and not how much you can get for her.
         
        07-18-2011, 12:53 PM
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    You made that sound so bad. I just wanted to see what her listing price would be if sold. We are not selling her. We saved her from auction so she will not go to auction. We would have a contract where she is ours for 6 months-1 year but being taken care of the adopters. If the home suites her, then she will be the adopters' horse. We would still request updates and to make sure she is healthy and in the right home. If anyone is interested in this mare, please let me know. She is in Little Rock, Ar. I would like the adopters to also live in Ar.
         
        07-18-2011, 12:56 PM
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    Trained
    She is just not a marketable mare. Her listing price if sold would be whatever the meat-man would bring. Obviously, that's not what you want (or what we want for her) but from the sounds of it, that would be the only person who would want to spend $ on her. Your best bet would be to give her to someone (with a contract as you said) who could get her respecting space, not rearing, etc.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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    Originally Posted by Freckles Dixie Belle    
    I just wanted to see what her listing price would be if sold. We are not selling her.
    Then why are you even asking about how much you could get for her? The mare has no value. If that bothers you, I can't help it. The truth sometimes hurts.

    You're also not going to get anyone jumping at the chance to 'adopt' this mare from you, especially considering you want to retain control of her.

    This is why I won't deal with rescues, or people who can't seem to understand that you can't lay claim to an animal once you've given it away. If the horse comes to me, it's mine to do with as I please. If you want to control what happens to it, then don't ever let it leave your property.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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    Ok... Just wondering. I knew her price wouldn't be very high. I was just wondering as I wanted to know what she's worth. Again, I'm not selling her. I was looking at this rescue horse place here in Ar. And I was thinking about trading her for one of their blind mares. I've contacted them about these people that we bought her from and how they drugged her up when we looked at her and charged us $400 for her. Anyway, I would either give her away or send her to this rescue place for either free or for one of their adoption horses. I wanted to adopt a horse from them anyway.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:08 PM
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    From the frying pan into the fire, child.

    Rescue horses are at rescues for a reason. Much like your 'not right in the head' mare, they all have something wrong with them.

    You sound extremely young and inexperienced, and your parents don't sound very knowledgeable, either. If the rescue is a reputable one, they're not likely to adopt a horse out to you.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Then why are you even asking about how much you could get for her? The mare has no value. If that bothers you, I can't help it. The truth sometimes hurts.

    You're also not going to get anyone jumping at the chance to 'adopt' this mare from you, especially considering you want to retain control of her.

    This is why I won't deal with rescues. If the horse comes to me, it's mine to do with as I please. If you want to control what happens to it, then don't ever let it leave your property.

    You didn't 'save' her from auction, nor is she a 'rescue'. You did the same as anyone else, you merely bought a horse. An unsuitable one at that.
    I wanted to see her value. Just a bored random thing. I'm not retaining control of her, just making sure the home is suitable. The horse would be completely their's but if the home is unsuitable, we may take her back. You go right ahead and not rescue horses, doesn't bother me a bit as I will continue doing so. She was going to the killers, I would say that is 'saving' her. Yes, she is a rescue, as she was taken from these people who beat her, starved her, etc. Please know more details before you go judging. Thanks.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:10 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Why not just buy a cheap horse and send your mare to the rescue? I could find you a dozen broke, level-headed horses for the same price you spent on this mare on craigslist or dream horse.
         

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