What is the best website to sell a halter bred mare?
Hi, I have a 7 year old halter bred mare, that has had 1 foal and is green broke. We quit showing her due to college and an injury. She is 100% sound and would make a great kids show horse or broodmare. It is hard to sell her but she needs a home where she will get some attention (that is what she loves!) She is a nice well balanced mare that passed it on to her filly last year. I've had her for sale for what I consider a very reasonable price and have only had a couple nibbles on her. She is HYPP N/H but has had very few issues with it and there is not a thing wrong with her. Any advice on where to list her for sale? :shock:
You could try these: Dreamhorse.com, Agdirect.com or Equine.com(I dont like it as much as the other two). You could also put an ad in your local paper, post some flyers at any local co-op or TSC and any feed/tack store. If you have your own website or page, you could put her there too :) Also, it might help to have a video and/or pictures of her being ridden. What do you have her priced at?
I appreciate your response, however, what people do not understand about HYPP is that they can live very long healthy productive lives and not have a problem. It is important to be educated on the risks and the ways to control it before making any sort of committment to owning an HYPP horse. Some people desire it some people don't. Its like saying never breed or stop having stallions that are not tested for the lethal white gene not be allowed to breed. Or dont breed horses that have chronic colic...it may get passed on. You never know. If a horse is N/H there is a 50/50 chance of getting a negative. And the list goes on and on of wny people should not breed a certain type of horse. What about people out there who are breeding backyard grade horses that end up suffering in the end? Some people believe an HYPP horse to be very valuable, I have seen them sell for over $100,000. I feel in general the number of horses being bred needs to be cut back. So anyways I do appreciate your response but the mare I have for sale has minimal issues, requires no meds, has a cheap diet, is great around kids, would make a great kids show horse, loves to be trail ridden, and carried and foaled a gorgeous filly without a problem.
I'm sure she is a nice mare, however, she is not meant to be a broodmare. And what I may correct you on is the fact that I am familiar with HYPP, very much so.
You have a heterozygous mare which carries an autosomal dominate trait, therefore any N/N horse bred to this mare will have a 50 chance of inheritance. I'm pretty appalled that you justify it as being an okay thing for the chances are only 50/50. Have you ever seen a horse have a "fit" or die suddenly due to HYPP? I'd also like to add, that just because your horse is N/H, she still has the potential to carry HYPP characteristics and suffer the side effects of HYPP. And if this mare is bred to an H/H stallion, the offspring will for certain carry the genetic mutation.
The gene can not be diluted, therefore, the ONLY way to rid of this genetic mutation is NOT to breed N/H or H/H horses. Period. My tongue is almost bleeding for I'm trying to hold back and be as nice as possible about this.
And yes, it is a huge shame that there are impotent backyard breeders that continue to breed horses endlessly. But WHY join them in the game merely to add to your sale?
It is not worth it and breeding this mare will in no way improve future offspring or add to the breed which is the entire purpose in its self. Yes, several people believe HYPP horses to be valuable because of the nature of the gene - face it, it wins classes. But what justification is this? The saddest, I'm sure.
Once again I appreciate your response. And when I said in my last reply that people make assumptions without being educated I wasnt necessarily talking about you but the horse industry as a whole. You do seem educated on it and thats great. I know that there is a 50/50 chance, she had a filly last year and I knew that going into it. However I would never ever take a chance on breeding to an H/H, it would be a waste of money. I have acutally turned down several offers for her where the people told me they had an N/H stallion...I would not sell her to someone with an N/H stallion. It seems to me a better way to control HYPP is to not allow N/H stallions to breed. And yes I have seen many fits in HYPP horses and it is very sad. I have worked at two top leading halter barns in the QH and paint horse industry, there are always N/H horses there!!!! When I bought my mare I did not know she was N/H. She had not been tested. Breeding halter horses is some people's business and if they are responsible for what they create then that is up to them. For some people there is a desire for a horse like that and some there is not. Anyways back to my original question of where to market her I have put her on a couple of those websites and we will see what happens.
"Breeding halter horses is some people's business and if they are responsible for what they create then that is up to them. "
Yet you are responsible for the home this mare is sold to and you DO have some form of control on whether or not she is bred in the future. Do you simply not care? It does not matter what horse you breed to this mare, they have a 50/50 chance of the mutated gene.
I put a question here about where to sell a nice quality mare that could be a kids horse or a broodmare. You are entitled to your opinion, but I don't need your two cents on anything other than a good classified website. I do care where my mare goes....that is why I have not sold her yet. And once I sell her it is up to the owner whether to breed her or not. If you have such a negative attitude about HYPP horses then don't buy one and express your concerns to AQHA.
Nope, it's not the HYPP horses themselves. One of the most amazing horses I have ever seen was N/H. They can not help being bred with the mutation they have. It's the owners and breeders I have problems with. Many people including myself have voiced opinions over the matter, hence the change in registration with horses carrying the H/H gene for the AQHA. This is a public board and everyone is entitled to their two cents. You make an open post and that's what you get.
I really hope for the best for this mare.
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