Folks, let me start first that at the auction you can put a down limit, so it will NOT be sold below certain amount (and plenty of people do it in fact). Secondly, during this year NY auction in Thurmont, MD similar horse (13 yo WB, showed him jumping 1-1.5 ft, not really on bit) was sold for ~$2000. While I don't think auction is a way to go, still saying everything is cheap there is simply not true.
OP, I wish you all luck with finding the buyer for the horse! It looks lovely.
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