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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I know you don't have time to ride him yourself, but honestly the only thing that will add value right now is hours in the saddle. If he knows his basics, he really is just going to need fine tuned and 'brushed up' to make sure he remembers everything and is willing to do them as soon as he's asked. Have you considered free leasing or very cheaply leasing him, perhaps to a more experienced rider? Its a limited market but you might be able to find someone who needs a horse but can't afford to buy one right now, and who is experienced enough to help develope him. As a well broke horse (maybe 3 or 4 months of consistent riding from now) you can probably advertise him as a intermediate-advanced broke 8 year old, ready to finish in any discipline. He'll also be back in riding shape which will help a lot.
In my area, right now he'd probably bring $800-1,000 since he has fairly nice breeding and is a looker (people around her are suckers for bay arabs for the show ring) but that doesnt mean he'd bring in somewhere else. They're going a dime a dozen right now and if he were a QH here, same training, he probably wouldn't even bring $400 >.> with some more training though, you might be able to get closer to $1,200-$1,500.
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Last edited by Endiku; 01-31-2013 at 06:00 PM.