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post #1 of 8 Old 03-17-2009, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 3 year old Black/White Paint gelding who has been started under saddle, trailers, loads, stand for the farrier/vet, bathes and clips.

He's the best boy, I just am too busy trying to go to school and keep a job and I want him to have a home where he'll be worked with more consistently. He's 15hh right now, and definitely going to grow, a petite figure though, not quite as stocky as some would like. His coat is also unique, he's black/white paint, but he's roaning/graying out so he'll probably be completely gray in a couple years.

Walk/trot/canters, lunges, free lunges (natural horseman), and I'm currently working on neck reining and some western aids.

Anyone have any idea what this boy would be priced at? He'll have his spring shots soon/vet check up. Wolf teeth removed and all that jazz, he's never been lame or sore, and will ground tie. I've done a lot with this boy, and he is definitely going to make the perfect "first horse" for someone, or be a complete "do whatever you want with" horse.

Twisted Van Gogh "Van" Fall 2008

Twisted Van Gogh "Van" Fall 2008 - He's amazing with other animals, gentle as can be and my dog just adores him.

Van Summer 2008 - That's just a little glimpse of his roaning. He will definitely be lighter this summer.

Summer 2008 - Just having some fun, he's a very good boy.

So, anyone, price estimates? I really do not want to sell him, but I'm 18 now and I have to keep a job in order to go to college. And having a horse, a job, and being a full-time student doesn't leave me a lot of time to ride. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-17-2009, 09:25 PM
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Last year we purchased a registered Paint gelding with good conformation. He had 6 months of training in him. He was $750. He is the nicest boy ever!

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-18-2009, 08:48 PM
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One thing that si soo cute about him (i think) is his small head! I think around $1,000?
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-19-2009, 06:28 PM
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Just a few questions:
is he registered?
whats his breeding?
how much time has he had under saddle?
does he have a canter both ways?

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-19-2009, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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He is not registered but he can be, his mother is a Grey Quarter Horse mare named County Music Twist (Twist) and he father is a registered Paint stallion named Mr. Colored Pepper. He does canter both directions with the correct lead. It is also not difficult to get him into transitions, he will pick up a canter almost immediately, same with walking, extended walking (a working walk) and a trot/jog/working trot. He was started under saddle in April 2008 and from then on was ridden 3x+ a day until around October, he had most of the winter off to grow up a bit and I have started to ride him again in February consistently. So a good 7 months or so of training. In the summer he did everything from a show to trail rides and he's such a bomb proof horse.
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Yeah, he's pretty petite, but for such a small head he's got smarts, he's been a breeze to train.
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He's cute. And sounds like he's easy to get along with. I wouldn't worry about him not being 'big' enough. A lot of people like smaller framed horses. They're easier for most people to handle and ride. He's got color, so that's a added selling feature. Though, I'm not sure how well the 'roaning/graying' will go over with buyers who are looking for colored horses??

I'd say if you had his papers done and he was registered, you could have probably priced him at $1,000-$1,500 in todays market, and that would give you a little room to negotiate on price. (You'd probably end up getting something closer to the $1,000 mark, but you always want to ask a little high, so you have room to negotiate). Even if he 'could have' papers....they get more and more expensive to get as the horse gets older. They'd have to spend probably half of what they pay for him to get him registered....most people will use that as a 'bagraining chip'. Just a thought to keep in mind.

All of that being said...he's not registered...which is a HUGE drawback for alot of people. (And one reason he probably won't bring as much).

Last weekend, I watched, registered, broke, quiet horses with papers in hand (paints & quarters), go through the sale for $100-$400 last week. (Broke, quiet and appeared sound) So, I'd say through private sale, you could probably ask $1000, and that would give you some room to deal. (I'd probably be willing to pay between $500 & $700 right now for a horse like him if I had to buy one). He's quiet, riding good and a gelding (geldings always seem to sell better than mares) and you have a 'history' on him. So that gives buyers some peace of mind.

Whatever you ask for him, make sure you take good conformation type photos, and if you can get some video of him with someone riding. Both of those things will draw interested buyers faster than anything else. The more interest you have, the better price you'll get. Best of luck. He's a cutie!

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-20-2009, 06:19 PM
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I think 1,000 - 1500, like luvmypainthorse said

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