How much should I list him for?
My boarder has a 16.2 OTTB that was shown in lower level dressage but has been off pretty much since she's had him. He's been ridden a few times over the last 2 months and he tries hard to please and did well when I rode him...even as out of shape and out of practice as I am. With regular riding over the next couple of months he could easily show training level and does a nice renvers, travers, half pass, ( at a walk, trot and canter!) and full pass (little rusty on that one). He picks up a canter from the walk and trot so could easily sail through second level.
On the down side he is parrot mouthed, a little bench kneed and has pins in his left front fetlock but it doesn't effect him at all.
His photos and videos are on the website www.starlinestables.com/Ace.html
He is listed on the site for $2800... what what do you think?
$2800 is a little on the high side... I've heard of warmblood horses w/ more training being given away.
Where?! So I can buy them.....:-)
ALSO I have the crappiest internet connection and the videos are taking DAYS to load so here are a few photos.
Please Note***** This is the 8th time I've ridden in 2 years...I had a c-section almost a year ago so my riding sucks.. I posted this in another thread.. lol. Also he has been ridden 3 times in like 3 months or something like that and 2 of them were by me (poor thing!) and in these photos the wind was blowing at like 30 mph so he was a little fresh. I also didn't notice until I watched the video that he is short on the hind right because he skinned his leg in a couple of spots but it wasn't swollen and the owner is desperate to sell him so I rode him anyway..
Sorry I meant to add that those horses were also unfit, and it's in this economy.
Personally, I would at least start the horse on a conditioning program. If you get on and get him walking briskly and on the contact for 1 hour every day for about two weeks, you're going to see a big improvement in fitness. Then I'd start working on his training, getting him working better and looking better. At the point where he really looks like he is moving easily, on a contact and able to stretch over his topline, I don't think that $2800 would be a problem. I would wait until then to really put him on the market though because people are quick to judge horses, and will not look at them a second time if their first impression was that of an unfit horse who is rusty in his training.
Oh here is the link to his video from jan 08 with his previous owner.
i like him, i think you should go for it =]
He's cute!! I don't think $2800 is a bad asking price; however, the only thing that throws me off is the pins. He's got decent conformation, and nice movement. That he's doing renvers, travers, etc is a good selling point :)
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