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post #1 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not a rancher or a cowboy...

Hi there, my name is Alex. I just inherited some horses from an uncle who passed. I don't know the first thing about selling them, and am wondering if there is an online market for them on sites like craigslist or backpage.com? I know that sounds ridiculous but I live in the suburbs with my family and don't have the means to make the rounds at auctions, etc. Selling online is the only method I have engaged in with other stuff. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 07:30 PM
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DreamHorse.com is my favorite. Google "horse for sale" and you'll find a bunch of websites.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 07:33 PM
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I take it the horses are where he lived? If so, you may well find a willing buyer(s) in that area as "horse people"/ranchers/etc tend to know each others' stock and often spend time coveting the stock of another.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 07:50 PM
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Both of the above posts are quite true.

First step would to be find out what you can about the animals. What breeds? What ages? Are they registered? If so, do you have their papers? Are they broke?

Next step would be to take good pictures. Find a friend or family member who has handled horses, and take the time to catch them. Bathe them up if you can muster the courage. Take shots of the horses standing squarely from both sides, the front, the backside, and their faces. Just please do bring with you a friend who has handled horses before - even a neighbor of your uncle might be willing to help. Horse people are good people, usually, anyway. ;]

Next, find a site like DreamHorse.com - Horses for Sale - Dream Horse Classifieds, Horses for Sale - EquineHits Horse Classifieds, etc. and post descriptive ads. Explain your situation and let them know that a good home comes before money. Then set dates where interested individuals can come and meet and greet.

Best of luck. This forum has a Horses For Sale section, so post them here too! You might find a forum member interested. :]
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 09:00 PM
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Ditto to everything that has been said.

And let us know if you need help with anything! =]

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 10:19 PM
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Where are you from?

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-21-2009, 10:28 PM
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I personally like Horsetopia - Horses for Sale and Horse Classifieds..

Their site is appealing, and very easy to navigate.

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-22-2009, 03:00 AM
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As posted, there are several horse clasified sites, most do free listings or you can upgrade to a photo ad (which will get more people to look at it). But yes, craigslits works as well, you put them in the farm and garden section.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-24-2009, 09:59 AM
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If you inherited them, I'm sure he was giving them to you for a reason. Maybe you should try and stick with them for a while before getting rid of them. But yes, all the websites suggested above are great.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-26-2009, 12:56 AM
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I agree with the above post, maybe he has a darn good reason for leaving them to you! Leason to be learned perharps?
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