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    06-25-2012, 01:03 PM
What should I be looking to pay?

I am hoping the purchase of a second horse will happen next year. I have narrowed down my list. I am very picky, however my budget is not huge so I will look at horses that aren't "perfect". The horse does not need show expeirence. I am fine with a cribber. Doesn't need to be in shape. Easy or hard keeper.

I am also looking at horses in three different categories.

1. B circuit type Arab or preferably a cross. Hunter pleasure trained with the potential to do low level hunter hack.

2. AQHA (or double reg. APHA) show horse for HUS, WP, trail, HMS, HSE. Slow legged. Doesn't not need show expeirence.

3. Derby aged Reiner that has no less then 120 days. Low headed. Cute turner, a big sea parting stop is not nessacary. It would be a plus if the horse is Hollywood bred.

Id ask my boss who is the Arab queen in these parts but if I do she will find me a new horse tomorrow.

What should I be looking to pay for these types of horses? I'm looking in western Canada if it makes a difference.
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    06-25-2012, 10:05 PM
    06-25-2012, 10:13 PM
You are talking 3 different disciplines, in an area I am not familiar with, other than hearing others here say it is expensive. I can really only speak to the reiner, and tell you 120 days is NOTHING. You will NOT get a horse with any kind of stop for that. THey have not even started that at that point. MINIMUM of 12-18 months to get anything realistically showable. GOod luck.
    06-25-2012, 10:20 PM
No clue on pricing in your area and I know zilch about arabs so no help there. For the 2nd option, a prospect may be doable on a budget but then you have to factor in training costs or time if you are doing it yourself.

The 3rd option like franknbeans said, 120 days is a drop in the bucket for a reiner. I'm saving up now for training fund for my filly that's a month old - I'll put the foundation on her myself and send her off for a year minimum for finishing.
    06-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the replies. I am aware of the not getting a stop at 120 that's why I said I wasnt expecting to.
    06-26-2012, 04:39 PM
You need to look at listings in your area and see what comparable horses are going for. Our opinion is useless if the market says otherwise.
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    06-29-2012, 06:40 PM
For a Hunter trained Arabian? You're looking at abotu $5000, unless you want something that's hitting retirement.
You can get prospects for cheap, but training is expensive.

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