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Sunny 02-01-2011 03:04 PM

How much is she worth?
 
I am wondering how much you would pay/she is worth. I really, really don't want to sell her, but my mother thinks I should in order to pay for college/car. I want to see what she would bring in if I did happen to sell her, and to see if her selling price would even be worth the hassle and pain of giving up my little girl. I highly doubt I will sell her.

"My Lady Livermore"-Registered Throroughbred filly, never raced.
My Lady Livermore Thoroughbred

Sunny will be three in April. She is around sixteen hands right now, and still plenty more growing to do. Both of her parents were sixteen hands.
She leads well, but can be pushy occasionally. She picks up all four feet with the command "lift", and the farrier loves her. She cross ties well, but can be a little fidgity in a straight tie. I have only bathed her a few times, but she has done well each time. She does great for fly spray. I have never clipped her. She can be brushed/touched all over. She does fine with wormer, but needs comfort when getting vaccinations as it does frighten her a touch.
Sunny knows the minimal basics about lunging. She understands to go in a circle, and usually stops on command. She can be finicky about going clockwise.
Sunny is a pro at being saddled, and is almost a pro at bridling. She stands to have boots put on her legs. I have only been on Sunny(all of my weight) three times. The last time, she was led with me on her in a 30-foot circle, and she didn't bat an eyelash. The other times I have just practiced putting my feet in the stirrups, rubbing her while on, shifting the saddle, etc. She has never offered a buck or anything when being trained to saddle. However, she is not to be considered "broke" or "green broke." She is fine with her bit, but has not been "bit-trained."
She has beautiful, floaty gaits. He trot screams dressage.
She does have long pasterns, and she is very slightly cowhocked.
Sunny is located in the southeast US.

If I left something out, let me know. I've tried to include all of her negative attributes.
So what do you guys think?

From July and earlier. She has gotten much taller, but these are the only conformational shots I have. At the moment she is downhill.

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mls 02-01-2011 03:09 PM

Sorry to say - but there are many broke horses out there that folks are giving away for nothing or next to nothing. An unbroke 3 year old is going to have a very narrow market.

Sunny 02-01-2011 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mls (Post 912668)
Sorry to say - but there are many broke horses out there that folks are giving away for nothing or next to nothing. An unbroke 3 year old is going to have a very narrow market.

Oh, I know. I am totally aware of this.
This is why I want estimates from people, so I can convince my mother that she will bring in next to nothing. :lol:

ErikaLynn 02-01-2011 03:16 PM

100-500..people are also giving this type of horse away.

Alwaysbehind 02-01-2011 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mls (Post 912668)
Sorry to say - but there are many broke horses out there that folks are giving away for nothing or next to nothing. An unbroke 3 year old is going to have a very narrow market.

I agree with MLS.

It should not take much to convince your mother she will bring in next to nothing. Show your mother all the TBs that are free to a good home, sound, been backed, etc.

Her being a red, TB and a mare does not help her sale price in many circles either.

What your mother might be thinking about is not the initial money made from selling her but the money saved by not having to pay for her.

Elana 02-01-2011 03:19 PM

In this market she won't bring much.. but she is a nice looking horse. Her hocks are low to the ground and I do not get "cow hocked" at all on her. Pasterns look the proper length. Her neck is set a little low.

She is a nicely put together horse.. but this economy.. well, the truth is I cannot imagine $1k for her. She is better with you.. but get her trained. She looks too nice not to.

Sunny 02-01-2011 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind (Post 912675)
I agree with MLS.
What your mother might be thinking about is not the initial money made from selling her but the money saved by not having to pay for her.

Her exact words: "Sell Sunny and use the money you make from her to buy a car."

Sunny is a very cheap horse. We have free board, so she costs $30-55 a month depending on farrier visits.

Thank you for your responses, everyone.
But please keep in mind that I am not ignorant. I am fully aware of the horse market at the moment.

Alwaysbehind 02-01-2011 03:24 PM

I do not think anyone even implied you were ignorant.

SamIam4101 02-01-2011 03:24 PM

She is a beautiful horse I think it would be rewarding to keep her a break her. Unfortunately not too many people are wanting or willing to take a unbroken horse.

Sunny 02-01-2011 03:26 PM

No, AB, they didn't. However, I had a feeling that this was the direction it may have been heading.

Thank you again, everyone.
I am hearing just what I wanted to hear.


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