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post #1 of 12 Old 12-29-2013, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not good at pricing.

Hey, all. So I may be selling this mare, and I can't figure out what I should price her at.
Photos here: SNB Jetty Dandy Line Photos by snbjettydandyline | Photobucket (The other album also has two photos of her offspring and another album that contains her pedigree.)

I used the lovely Buying Sheet Sticky to answer all pre-tryout questions. Sorry if this post becomes super long. ;c

Horse’s (registered) name: SNB Jetty Dandy Line
Gender: x Mare ❏ Gelding ❏ Stallion
Age: 10
Height: 15 HH
Breed: Appendix AQH
Registered? x Yes ❏ No
Does the seller have the original registration papers? x Yes ❏ No
Is seller listed as the current owner on registration papers? ❏ Yes x No
Registration number: (To be added at a later time)
Color/markings: Registered black with white blaze, snip, and portion of lower lip. Partial pastern on right foreleg
Is the horse currently sound? x Yes ❏ No
Has he or she ever been lame? ❏ Yes x No
Does the horse wear shoes? ❏ Yes x No
Does the horse have any current health issues? ❏ Yes x No
Current diet: EHC's standard feed, in addition to cocosoya supplement
Has the horse ever had colic? x Yes ❏ No
If yes, did he or she require surgery? ❏ Yes x No
Is the horse up to date on his shots, including Strangles and West Nile?
x Yes ❏ No
When was the horse last wormed? - Horse on barn's every 3 month worming schedule.

On a scale of 1-5, what is his typical energy level?17 (1 = bone lazy, 5 = highly spirited)
❏ 1 x 2 ❏ 3 ❏ 4 ❏ 5
Does he or she:
Kick or strike? ❏ Yes x No

Bite or nip? x Yes ❏ No (Nipping, generally.)

Rear? ❏ Yes x No

Buck? ❏ Yes x No

Bolt? ❏ Yes x No

Kick his or her stall? x Yes ❏ No
Note: Strongly dislikes being stalled. Tolerates being stalled with a slow-feeder haynet.

Pull back when tied? ❏ Yes x No

Crib or windsuck? ❏ Yes x No

Stall walk or weave? ❏ Yes x No
Have issues with leaving his buddies? ❏ Yes x No

Is the horse currently in a: ❏ Box stall ❏ Stall/paddock combination ❏ Paddock x Pasture
Is the horse suitable for a child to handle? x Yes ❏ No

Training and Performance Record
Is this horse broke to ride? x Yes ❏ No
What skills does the horse currently have?
This horse has many trail miles. Will go through/over basically anything. This horse can pony (great for keeping your kids close!) And it has been indicated that she has been run on barrels before, though I've never done that with her. This horse is also super great about stopping if you lose your balance and need a second to right yourself. GREAT for beginners or confidence-builder!
Has the horse had any professional training? ❏ Yes x No (Not that I am aware of.)

Does the horse have a competition or show record? ❏ Yes x No

Is the horse now in shape for competition or show? ❏ Yes ❏ No (I'm not sure. I don't show horses. )

Is the horse suitable for a child to ride? x Yes ❏ No

Does the horse stand quietly without a twitch for:
I. Grooming and saddling? x Yes ❏ No
Ii. The vet? x Yes ❏ No
Iii. The farrier? x Yes ❏ No
Iv. Clipping? x Yes ❏ No (except her ears.)
V. Bathing? x Yes ❏ No
Vi. Paste worming? x Yes ❏ No
Vii. Blanketing? x Yes ❏ No

Does the horse load readily into a trailer and ride quietly once in the trailer? x Yes ❏ No

Does the horse get along well with other horses? x Yes ❏ No
She is very, very low on the totem pole and will probably be the bottom horse in any herd.

Thank you all so much for any input. It's greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-29-2013, 11:53 PM
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Around here she would go any where from $1000-$3000. May I ask why she nips?
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-29-2013, 11:56 PM
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Not sure of the prices in your area, but here, the price would be @ $1500 to $2000, but nothing sells this time of year. Also, the pictures of the horse in your photobucket is not very flattering. I would try to get better ones to show her off to her best advantage.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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I figured as much in regard to the time of year.
x_X I thought they were cute, but I guess I don't have an eye for that kind of thing. What's "flattering?" for horses?


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post #5 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SaskGal View Post
Around here she would go any where from $1000-$3000. May I ask why she nips?
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She has only nipped at me when I've touched a hot clipper blade to her ear (completely my mistake! Ouch. I'd nip at me too!) and she gets a little nippy with too much treat feeding for doing nothing. She doesn't get nippy if she has to do something for the treats, however.

This evening, she was feeling particularly annoyed with me. It's the first time she's come at me to try and really bite, so I feel like I was a factor more than anything. In the year and four months I've had her, though, she's been pretty saintly in tolerating the shenanigans I put her up to. :)
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for my newbness here. She's my first horse, and I just wanted it to be total love but I am likely going to sell her because we just don't click. I can't figure out a nice way to say that without it sounding like " I'm selling this near bombproof, child-safe, husband safe, trail horse because there's some underlying issue that I'm not getting at." I gave it almost a year and a half, and if we're not clicking by now, I don't think we're going to click ever. * Hope that explains some things.
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 02:02 AM
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A child safe horse will sale for at least $1000-$1500 around here.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 05:00 AM
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Would be nice if you got some videos of her moving, or some pictures at least.

Barrel horses here can easily go for about 4-5k around here.

But since she's not a show horse, here she could go for between 1,500 to 3k. 3k could be pushing it, but if she's got nice movement she might. I would also see if you have anybody you know who could try her out with barrels. So how she does, maybe should be a prospect for a younger person.
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 09:33 AM
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Around my area, I'd say 800-1000. The horse market is way down where I am. Lately I've been seeing kid's super broke horses go for 500-700.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-30-2013, 10:26 PM
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I looked up your mare's registered name, and a whole bunch of YouTube videos came up from 2012. Are these videos made by the previous owner? I would use them! It shows your mare riding double, starting barrels, going down trails, etc. That's valuable stuff!
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