What should I be looking to pay? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 1
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.

Live to ride. Ride to live.
Tasia is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 1

Live to ride. Ride to live.
Tasia is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 09:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
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.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
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.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 1
Thanks for the replies. I am aware of the not getting a stop at 120 that's why I said I wasnt expecting to.

Live to ride. Ride to live.
Tasia is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,332
• Horses: 1
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 06-29-2012, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,672
• Horses: 12
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.

Whispering Secret Arabians
Registered Solid and Sabino Arabians
WSArabians is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome