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        11-02-2009, 04:25 PM
    I could have bought 2 mares in foal with a colt foal for 800, both mares were riddable. I could go to a sale and pick up a good quality foal for 30
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        11-02-2009, 04:32 PM
    It'sreally bad in my area. We normally breed and train trail, show, and barrel horses. Lately we've just bought, fed, trained, and resold sad looking horses from auctions. We are lucky enough to almost always know someone looking for a good horse. All the stock we have is staying with us to get more training. When the market gets back to what they are worth they can be sold, but until then we're just riding all of them. We're lucky enough to have the pasture to keep them like that. We've gotten a few really good ones because of the prices, but it's sad that so many people have been just leaving horses at sales. They will load them in your trailer and leave if you don't lock it.
        11-02-2009, 05:33 PM
    Pretty sad, eh?
    Sale here Reg'd Weanlings/Yearlings going for $15.
    It'll pick up eventually. I'm guessing around March/April the market will come back around.
    Definitely a good time to buy if you time, money, and hay!
        11-02-2009, 05:43 PM
    Same here in South Carolina - and you are right -- winter is upon us.
    Hay prices are out of sight here and some people are GIVING their horses away - it's a sad situation for sure!
        11-02-2009, 06:52 PM
    Well, I hate to say it but I'd rather have people give their horses away who know they can't feed them then keep them and starve them.
    I'm mostly worried about the amount of starvation and neglect cases we may see this year...
        11-02-2009, 06:59 PM
    I have seen a few bad ones, my husband and I have seen a few cases where a horse looked like it was starved to death and then dropped off on the side of a back road. We have seen 4 like that this month, all on different roads. Also I have been noticing that when we take our trash to the dump, alot of horses out there, even very young looking ones that looked like they were starved and just didn't make it. It makes me want to tear up. I totally prefer ppl to give away their horse instead of just keeping it and not being able to afford it. :(
        11-03-2009, 02:58 AM
    Here in AUS the prices have been fairly reasonable.... not over the top but not really cheap- although ppl are flogging OTTBs around for 3-5k with no work and **** bloodlines-- and people are buying them?? Idiots we've had an influx of demand for ISH and Holsteiners so the prices in that market are on the rise
        11-03-2009, 05:11 AM
    Yerr, prices in Australia are reasonable at the moment. Trained western horses are going for 6K and some are up to about 40K.
    Warmblood types are really the demand in my area atm. TB's are old news in my area.
        11-03-2009, 06:10 AM
    Yeah??? We've had a high demand for TBs in our area and ISH-- lucky i'm selling 2 TBs ;) - yeah the appy prices around here are quite good too- QH not so much
        11-03-2009, 08:32 AM
    Wish I could find a nice broke horse for those prices! Green/unbroke horses are going for $1000+ around here.

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