Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
How old is she? How tall is she? What is her pedigree? Without knowing these things, it's pretty hard to give an accurate price estimation.
If she's young and jumping that high, it's not good. If she's young and is doing flying changes, jumping, etc, that's not good either; a young horse can only take so much, and then they burn out.
"Been working her whole life" - this scares me. A horse needs time to just be a horse!
That is a terrible picture. It doesn't show off her tuck or anything - it just shows that the rider got left behind and isn't letting the mare use her head and neck to jump. I don't know why they'd use this picture as a sale ad picture... other than the fact that she's shiney? Maybe she's a handful and they have to hold her back?
In all honesty, Grand Prix horses don't sell for $15,000... if she's really a GP prospect, her price tag would be much higher.
She's flashy, sure, she's shiney as well... but the ad and the picture aren't impressing me. Maybe if you could get the owner to send you a conformation picture (squared up, no saddle) I could give you a better critique, this is just my initial reaction from this picture and ad...
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