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post #1 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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what do you think he'd bring in?

Its been decided. Watson has caused me and my mom enough problems. She has decided today that next spring, summer or fall he will be put up for sale. He is just not worth our trouble despite the fact that he is my first mares foal. If my mom doesn't decide against selling next year he's going. So I wanna know how much you guys think he'll be worth, now and next year. So right now he's green green green. w/t doesn't canter. very very spooky. he is literally impossible to catch. I spent 30-40 minutes yesterday in the field trying to get him, the only reason I managed it was because he was to tired to run anymore.

Next year he'll be trained w/t/c, will be jumping at least 2' by the time we sell. should have one or two shows under his belt and be less spooky. he'll come with saddle, bridle, pad, and girth when we sell. He's currently a 9 year old POA gelding. Pics...

^about 3-4 years ago

Yes the rider is to big, no she's not me. I don't trust little kids on him right now. All those pics are from last summer.
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post #2 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 06:24 AM
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Well to be completely honest... I think he's cute. From the training he has had, his age, and what you're saying about him I would say $1,000 at the absolute most. Which someone would be crazy to pay, so I would say around $100-500.

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post #3 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 11:48 AM
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Yes, it also depends on the market at the time. Rightnow, from how you describe him he probabaly wouldn't go for more than $800, if that, because he is so green, spooky & hard to catch. Also, he doesn't look very tall (im guessing no more than 13hh, just a guess!), which means that it isn't too likely that an adult would buy him unless they were planning on taking the time to train him as a kids mount.
In his case, it would really be a case of being really patient & waiting for the "right buyer" who might take a chance on him for a reasonable price.
If he's worked with however his price could go up depending on how good he is when you sell him.

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post #4 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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sorry forgot his height. yep he's 13 hh when I measured him a couple years ago. yeah I don't plan on selling him this year. definitely next year when he's had more training. I'm 5'2" and I am to big for him so he needs a kid.
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post #5 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 02:43 PM
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Um, silly question - how is he going to change personalities over the summer? A spooky horse very rarely becomes a totally unspooky horse.

Right now he is worth next to nothing. Yes, he is cute to look at (colorful). But he is not safe for the size rider he will most likely carry. He is a little older too (not saying 9 is old at all, but old for that green).

If he makes the amazing transformation he might be worth a few hundred dollars next year. But honestly, with his height he has to be pretty safe/bomb proof to sell for much of anything.
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I have to agree; especially if he's going to be shown he'll most likely be a kids' horse, and not many small kids would be able to handle him from what you've said. If he gets more training under his belt, I would advertise him for $500 next year and see what kind of buyers you reel in.
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post #7 of 37 Old 07-07-2010, 05:15 PM
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In my market, he'd maybe get $300-600 next year. Horses don't go for a whole lot here, and the pricier ones sit for quite a while.

May I ask why he was trained so late in life, and why he is so spooky?
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post #8 of 37 Old 07-08-2010, 03:33 PM
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Where I am, you MIGHT be able to get $500 for him. I sold my arabian gelding (very sadly) for $500. He was worth more, but in the economy, $500 was all we could get for him. My arab was broke and able to ride, easy to catch, bathe, load, clip, etc. With a horse that has behavioral issues and is very spooky, I'd say less than $500.
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post #9 of 37 Old 07-09-2010, 04:42 AM
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he's very cute
but i have no idea how much he would go for!
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post #10 of 37 Old 07-11-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Broski he was actually started as a 4 year old. he has always been quite spooky. I started him when i was 11 with a trainers help because he was my horse and I was the only one small enough to ride him. we had a bad fall and I lost my nerve to ride him for about a year or two. Then I just got busy with other horses and am just now coming back to him.
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