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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Yep, list her for just slightly over the going rate and let people known you might be willing to haggle a little. Bathe her, clean her hooves up nice, put her in a bridle or a nice leather halter that flatters her face, and set her up on pavement or smooth gravel. Have someone get her attention so she looks alert and interested, and list her as 'started correctly and ready to be finished your way.' A registered 4-5 year old, lightly started horse with decent conformation is absolutely something I'd still be willing to pay money for even or our economy, if indeed she was started right and advertised nicely. I'm much more leery of a horse pictured with mud on it, fresh from the pasture, looking dully in another direction, or a horse who is supposively 'finished' or 'kid friendly' as a 4 year old.
In my area a Registered, NICE Andi/TB cross goes for $1500 or so still. The Hispanic bred, wonky crosses in my area are advertised at $7,000+ but the fact is that the majority of those horses never sell or end up being traded for another overpriced cross. Most of them have big heads, fat necks, skinny bodies, and tooth pick feet.
I'd need to see a photo of your girl before saying what I'd pay for her though. It really just depends on how elegant of a cross she turned out to be, or if she got the raw end of the deal on both sides like so many of them do...
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