How to sell your horse succesfully
Take photos of your horse when he is at leisure in the pasture. If he is dirty and shaggy, that just goes to show us how natural your ownership skills are.
Why would you go to the effort to brush or bathe your horse to make him artificially clean when you could be doing better things like breeding more horses or dogs?
Take pictures when he is not standing even, so potential buyers think he has a special number of legs-- maybe 3, or if you can get a post or object in the background, maybe 5 or more! Missing or extra legs helps catch the eye of viewers.
Be Very Selective - Or Not At All:
"Free to a Parelli Home""She'll go to the first person to come see her."
Nothing says responsible horse owner like selling to the first person to express interest, whether it be to buy for riding or meat.
"Will Trade for Cattle"
"May be willing to trade colt for a nice Tennessee Walker saddle."
Don't Feed Your Horse Enough
Sell Your Horse Because It's Useless
20 YO chestnut mare:
"She had been and is a great mare... she has a stud colt by her side and is breed back to <stud name removed> for an 09 foal. She is a sound breeder, color producer. I've had her sice she was 4 and she no longer fits my program."
Your Horse's Potential
GrammarNothing is more fun for a potential buyer than trying to decipher cryptic horse sale ads. The worse your spelling and grammar, the more potential buyers will remember it -- what a smart marketing strategy!
These are some great examples from actual ads posted online:
"I ahve 3 poines Paint Mare pony is 7 year old she is in foal. Broke to ride. She is 39 inches Paint Stud pony 5 years old. broke to ride.38 inches Pony colt he is 36 inches. Asking 350 each or 1000 for all."
"finnish in your direction." Does the horse speak Finnish?
"he is a 5 yr. old that needs some one. owner just dont need him and wants to have a good home.he is a good boy but aint been rode in while and now has only 30 days back in the saddle. all paper work . will load and do what you want."
She would best suit an eprienced rider, only because she has alot of energy that can be unvercing.
Need some more tips or inspiration on how not to sell your horse? It's easy; Go online and search for "Horses For Sale". Great terrible examples can be found in many ads, but the best tend to come from horses that are unregistered or priced at less than $1,000. Spend a little time reading sale ads and you'll come up with some great tips!
:lol: Love it!!
Doesn't matter how I take my horse's pics they look like crap. I guess either my camera is junk or I'm too bad of a photographer. So 1st one would be perfectly applicable! :rofl:
Lol this should be a sticky ;-)
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I have another tip that I personally always look for in a sale ad. This could be listed under temperament or even a tip for taking pictures.
Ensure you include at least one picture of a person standing upright on your horses back. As we all know that is one of the key, foundational riding positions we all strive to achieve.
:rofl: That's freakin' awesome!!
And, actually, my own avatar made me think of one.
Get started on training early.
Nobody wants to buy a yearling and have to do all the saddle training themselves so make sure that you start your colts at no older than 10 months. Just to keep the weight down that they have to carry, it's usually best to have your child who is under 8 years old start them under saddle. Of course, don't forget to include pictures of the unhelmeted child riding in a saddle that is both too big for them and for the horse. Extra useless crap hanging off the saddle and the horse's head are a plus.
This brightened my morning! On CL here one of the favorite strategies seems to be to keep the mystique- don't just give away all the information to potential buyer might want to know like age or training, keep them guessing!
Has seen hounds = Was found shivering with fright in the corner of his paddock after the hunt came through.
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