What would you ask or pay?
I know it depends on the local Market but what do you think? Sorry ahead of time, I'm kinda scatter brained as far as putting this together hopefully i can get a few responses :)
I'm not in any way ever planning on selling Nova ever ever but I"m just curious what you would ask if you were to sell or buy her? I'll tell you everything I know about her starting with Pedigree...
Lenas Little Nova Quarter Horse
Lenas Little Nova, my 2010 AQHA filly. 14.2 hhs so far. I have owned her since she was 4 months old untouched, had her halter broke and and leading good by the 2nd day. She has been standing tied great since she was 7 months, no matter where she's at while tractors and chain saws are running nearby. She looooooves being groomed, and is great woth bathing but will look annoyed wheny ou wash her head lol. She loads like a dream and rides in the trailer just quiet and calm. She is very easy to trim and children can pick her feet up just by running their hands down her cannons to the foot (probably because She's the one I show kids foot care on all the time). She takes dewormer just standing there unhaltered shots are the same. She is an easy keeper but not too chubby. She has never been lame. She saddles up and bridles up quietly and takes the bit without hesitation.
Nova is direct rein trained and is currently learning neck reining. She backs, turns and goes all gaits with ease. If you are a beginner and don't have a lot of know how or push to you she will usually stay at a walk unless you push her. When I have hand other seasoned riders try her they haven't had much hesitation if any to get into a lope. She has gone to arenas indoor and outdoor and is working on patterns at a trot to start but does them with interest and good energy. She's not scared of unfamiliar objects but instead has to get close and nudge them around. She has been to a few shows on the side lines working but never shown (my fault, I'm crowd shy, prolly faint right off her). She has ground driven, riding and just took kids for rides at the shows while we watch and get the noise experience. She has been in a parade and did amazing, really alert and interested in the sound and listened great. We have directed traffic in the saddle at rodeos. We also have a young gal come out for therapeutic riding and just adores her.
She has gone on lots of trail rides alone and in a group, on road and in the woods. Very very very traffic safe, if the person stops she'll lean toward them because dad used to come check on us when I was first taking her out she always thinks she's going to get attention from the driver. Easy to keep her from putting her head through the window if you just tap the reins away from it once she knows. She will drives with you walking behind her or pull a sled very well and listens just as good as if you were leading or riding her. At the arena if you put her on the rail to work she knows to stay to the rail unless otherwise steered. She lunging great and turns in to you and stops dead at a verbal whoa.
As far as showmanship training, she knows all the basics and is very very good. She keeps pace with you always and keep her head even with your shoulder, doesn't lag behind or drag you. She pivots good, backs very well either slow or fast. Doesn't hesitate at all when you go from a walk to and trot and back. If you stop dead from a trot sometimes she takes that extra step if you catch her off guard. Knows to stand for the judge and will set when you turn and face her at a stop or ask her verbally to set. She flexes great and is learning to hold while at a trot, she has a naturally lower head set so its been pretty easy for her.
She does great with flags, tarps, and noisy metal. I like to throw my noisy coat over her face sometimes when I'm riding and she doesn't spook at all, the flag can be flicked and waved all over and she doesn't care, I drape it over her eyes too. She stalls great and wears a winter blanket without any problems. Great in the pasture, can be more of an alpha but not dangerously aggressive with new horses, just give them the ears or a fake kick if they don't move. Not sure what else to mention. I guess the only problems I really have with her is if you don't ride for 3-4 weeks at a time (happened when we had all that sub zero weather) she will get a little lazy but usually is fixed after a 5 minute warm up on cuing.
Some pictures of her working or Standing...
Kylies wanted to try to work on her seat and posture while I lunged Nova
After the lunging we were out on a ride down the road, my nephew biking along with us.
The parade we were in (2nd to last horse and rider).
Waiting to direct traffic at a rodeo
Therapeutic riding session...
Sledding this winter
On the way back from the last barrel, this is last spring when we had just start light loping :) We trot or walk the pattern cept for the last barrel, she loves to gun it after that barrel lol.
$2500 and shorten the stirrups for Miss Kylie. Cute horse and children.
A young horse like this, that has been exposed to numerous things and experiences and has had many outings.........priceless. that's the type of horse you hang onto.
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Between $2500 and $3000 for me...
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