I've been thinking about this a lot for the past few months...
I think it would be best for Sonya and Rumour if I sold them.
I don't have my license for 2 months, and then I won't be able to drive by myself for 8 months afterwards, so I have to rely on my mom to drive me out to the barn. If I am lucky, I get to go out once (maybe twice) a week, and I know that this is not fair to either of them. They are both green horses, that need at least 4 days of work a week, if not more. I don't have the time for them.
Another thing is the money. Board is $225 a month per horse. I don't have to start paying for Rumour until next month (that's when she turns 1 year). My mom cannot afford $550 a month, so this would mean I have to get a job to pay for Rumour. I have no problem with it, but if I barely get to see them without a job, how much time will I have for them when I do?
I'm not too great at pricing out horses, so I would like some help in that field.
Here's some info about them:
Born in 2006. 14.3- 15 HH. Appaloosa/Welsh cross mare. Bay with silver mane and tail. Trained W/T/C, jumps 1 1/2 feet, can go higher but I haven't had the time to work her up. No trouble with trailering. Cross ties. Has had 1 foal. Foal on sight.
I was thinking I could maybe get between $1500 - $2000 for her if I sold her with all her tack (17' english saddle, multiple saddle pads, 2 English bridles, 1 Western Bridle). She would need to be sold to an experience rider as she hasn't had as much training as other 5 yr olds (started as a 3yr old, foaled as a 4yr, I haven't been able to work with her much over the summer)
Born April 25, 2010. In the 13hh range currently. Clydesadale/Appaloosa/Welsh cross filly. Bay. Stands for grooming. Picks up feet. Leads no problem. Cross ties. UTD on worming. Has trailered once before as a 2m old. Dam on site. Access to pictures of sire. Very laid back attitude.
I think that I would be lucky to get $400 for her, seeing as she is a grade yearling :/
Any input would be greatly appreciated :)