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  • Guy in canada selling arabian endurance gelding

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    01-31-2013, 07:47 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
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.

Wow, thank you so much for all this insight! I knew the market was bad, but dang, that's a lot worse than I thought. I'm in AZ so maybe I need to check around here and see what horses are going for, my guess is they are the same or less...i've seen horses being given away for free all over the place where i'm at. I think the lease thing would be an option if I knew how to go about doing it, which I can always educate myself on that. And who knows, maybe the person leasing him would want to buy him.

His tune up won't take long.I hopped on him last month and he listens to his cues and does what he's asked. He just doesn't have the muscle tone he used to and he's not as primped or polished either (but that's an easy couple hour fix). The time I don't have that he needs is that muscle building. But he's a star on the ground. Listens to everything that is asked.And corrections take one time and then he remembers. He's very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good, but he listens, if anything he's a touch ornery at times but nothing a little convincing can't fix.
     
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    01-31-2013, 08:08 PM
  #12
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My best friend has an Arab gelding that could be your guy's twin. He's older than your guy (I think he's 14 now?), but endurance trained. He's heavily Bask bred. He did sit for a few years before my friend got him, but didn't really require much of a tune up. My friend got him for free (he sold for $12,000 as a yearling).

Depending on where in AZ you are, I wouldn't expect your guy to sell for more than $1500, even with his breeding, and that price would be in the Phoenix area. In my area (up by Prescott), I couldn't see him going for more than $700-900.
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    01-31-2013, 08:13 PM
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I'll give ya 500$, bring him to me :) He is a looker that's for sure.
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    01-31-2013, 08:13 PM
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Bettabites, seriously, I want a bay Khemosabi bred gelding to be my show horse when I retire to AZ, I live in BC Canada right now. Unfortunately, or fortunately (we really shouldn't wish our lives away), I have a decade before retirement. Your boy has the exact look I want and I love his Arab movement & arrogance. I will admit I would put him to a good trainer for a few months to polish him up before I would consider showing him. Good Luck though, he is my dream horse, but right now I have to live in the real world, which includes work, snow, & paint horses.
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    01-31-2013, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
My best friend has an Arab gelding that could be your guy's twin. He's older than your guy (I think he's 14 now?), but endurance trained. He's heavily Bask bred. He did sit for a few years before my friend got him, but didn't really require much of a tune up. My friend got him for free (he sold for $12,000 as a yearling).

Depending on where in AZ you are, I wouldn't expect your guy to sell for more than $1500, even with his breeding, and that price would be in the Phoenix area. In my area (up by Prescott), I couldn't see him going for more than $700-900.
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Wow,Ulti has a twin,lol! And i'm 20 minutes from Phoenix in the East Valley.So it sounds like, from what i've read on here so far, he won't go for more than 1,500.Would that price change if he was already tuned up? Or does that not affect it in the big scheme of things?
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    01-31-2013, 08:20 PM
  #16
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He is georgous, i'll take him :)
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    01-31-2013, 08:21 PM
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Bettabites, seriously, I want a bay Khemosabi bred gelding to be my show horse when I retire to AZ, I live in BC Canada right now. Unfortunately, or fortunately (we really shouldn't wish our lives away), I have a decade before retirement. Your boy has the exact look I want and I love his Arab movement & arrogance. I will admit I would put him to a good trainer for a few months to polish him up before I would consider showing him. Good Luck though, he is my dream horse, but right now I have to live in the real world, which includes work, snow, & paint horses.

If I had the money I would put him to a trainer right now, but as it is, I barely have money for school. I wish I could offer him to you ten years from now in the same condition. Good luck on finding your dream horse when you retire! :)
     
    01-31-2013, 08:23 PM
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He is georgous, i'll take him :)

How much? :P
     
    01-31-2013, 08:30 PM
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Yearling
Ha Ha I wish!.
People from the states are buying in Canada. Not cheap priced ones either. So I would ask what you want and advertise everywhere. You never know unless you try. I wouldn't low ball it. If someone can afford him then they will buy him.
I would ask $2500
     
    01-31-2013, 08:45 PM
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Yearling
He's a good looking boy. I think your best bet at finding him a good home would be to get more miles on him. If I am not mistaken, endurance is pretty big out that direction. That might be a direction to go. Leasing him out to get more miles on him would be what I'd do in either case.

I'm a sucker for a dark bay.
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