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        03-11-2011, 06:24 PM
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    Weanling
    Thinking about selling my girls....

    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:

    Sonya-
    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)

    Rumour-
    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 :)
         
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        03-13-2011, 11:43 AM
      #2
    Weanling
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    Does anyone think these prices are too high ect. ?
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        03-13-2011, 12:12 PM
      #3
    Showing
    Sonya is unfortunately just over pony height, which makes her less desirable. Did you breed her for Rumor? At any rate, I think $500-$1500 is more reasonable, or would be in my area. Rumor... sorry to say, but grade yearlings are lucky if they fetch a price at all.
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        03-13-2011, 12:37 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    For Sonya I would have to agree with around $500 to $1000. Sounds like she is well broke? So she would work for the smaller child just beginning to learn jumps.

    As far as Rumor more in the $100 range if there hasn't been significant ground work done.

    Good luck in finding them homes, the advantage in our area is we are starting to feel like springtime here now so you never know what people will pay to you advertise.
         
        03-13-2011, 01:02 PM
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    Showing
    The OP stated that Sonya is green broke and needs an experienced rider. That is a huge strike against her.
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        03-13-2011, 01:04 PM
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    Weanling
    I was boarding Sonya at a farm where they put a stallion in the pasture with her, so no, I did not breed for Rumour. She was an 'accident'.
    And yes, with constant work, Sonya would be suitable for a beginner. I have put multiple people that don't know how to ride on her, and she does just fine. My sister doesn't ride much, so she is a beginner. One day, she wanted to canter for the first time. She got Sonya into a canter quite easily, then dropped the reins and held onto the saddle for dear life when she realized how fast a canter was. There was another horse in the arena, but Sonya just went along as usual, not bothering to take advantage of having the reins.

    I have been working with Rumour on ground work since the day she was born, so she has a lot of training in that department. She will walk along beside you in the arena on a loose lead, stop when you stop, move over to the side or out of your way if you walk in towards her hip, and trot in-hand.
         
        03-13-2011, 07:39 PM
      #7
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    The OP stated that Sonya is green broke and needs an experienced rider. That is a huge strike against her.
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    Oops, sorry, that teaches me to read better. In that case, maybe $250 for Sonya. A lot depends on the area you live in and in our area I can state people are giving them away.
         
        03-14-2011, 10:05 AM
      #8
    Yearling
    Sonya maybe be 100-500 and Rumour- 0-150
         
        03-14-2011, 12:54 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    I would try and just find Rumor a good home free of charge. If you just have 1 can you afford it?
    You should be working regardless if you have horses or not.
         
        03-14-2011, 01:00 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    To be honest I would be more worried about finding a great home more that I would be for the money. I would sell sonya for what the tack is worth to a good home maybe a 4h kid. Rummor would probably make a great 4h project as well. Since her dad was a shire do you think she will get bigger than mom?
         

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