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        11-07-2013, 09:36 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Question: For his stallion ad, why did you not use a picture of him? While its nice to see some foals that he has produced, the point of the ad is to SEE the stallion. Just looking at the ad, we have no idea what he looks like.

    I personally would pass right over him if there was not a picture of him.
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        11-07-2013, 10:00 PM
      #22
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    I didn't have a good enough picture of him. I was hoping they would get one for me to use. Just been holding off since he needed to build his topline.
         
        11-07-2013, 10:01 PM
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    The phone resolution really isn't that great either.
         
        11-07-2013, 10:35 PM
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    Agree you need good pics of your stud for promotion As I see it now you are marketing him through his offsprings looks & accomplishments not so much his own. While I think you have a good start to your website,it is neat,easy to navigate.I do like seeing pics of his offspring, I know I judge the stud ,but part of that is the consistency in the offspring he produces,which he seems to have done well Being that your stud is just getting promoted now I wonder if you should not post incentives that will attract some good quality mares or have his first year at least standing at a lower introductory fee until he starts to get more known.Sorry but I know as an owner of proven mares, looking at potential studs I would pass him by,based on what I see.His fee is $800+250 shipping = $1050{correct me if I read it wrong}.Sadly I know for the fees ,there are more proven studs i'd consider before him...
         
        11-07-2013, 10:55 PM
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    Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
    Agree you need good pics of your stud for promotion As I see it now you are marketing him through his offsprings looks & accomplishments not so much his own. While I think you have a good start to your website,it is neat,easy to navigate.I do like seeing pics of his offspring, I know I judge the stud ,but part of that is the consistency in the offspring he produces,which he seems to have done well Being that your stud is just getting promoted now I wonder if you should not post incentives that will attract some good quality mares or have his first year at least standing at a lower introductory fee until he starts to get more known.Sorry but I know as an owner of proven mares, looking at potential studs I would pass him by,based on what I see.His fee is $800+250 shipping = $1050{correct me if I read it wrong}.Sadly I know for the fees ,there are more proven studs i'd consider before him...
    I understand most of what you are saying, but could you explain the highlighted part? Are you saying I should or shouldn't add incentives?
         
        11-07-2013, 10:57 PM
      #26
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MyLittlePonies    
    Bentley wasn't featured in the ad except the info...I have someone working on the website...Part of the quick job was due to needing it done by Wednesday evening since the trainer left this morning. She also told me that some of the graphics were a little off on the picture of Totally Too Radical (main picture). I'm new to Photoshop and all that so I try to learn this stuff. I take no offence to what people have to say. It's a learning experience.
    Ah, since the ad was hard on the eyes I didn't even realize that wasn't him. Even without the best pictures i'd rather see him in the ad than another horse.
         
        11-07-2013, 11:20 PM
      #27
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    I like your boy don't get me wrong,just think he has to fit into the current market if you are going to see success I know when I was shopping for stallion for my mare who has a show record,most stallion owners discounts to mares with a record.Be it their own show record or for being proven producer of winning offspring. I have never paid a full price in stud fee & with ones i've use shipped semen,the first collection was free.
    You want to attract the best mares Just saying something to effect special consideration/discounts to proven mares. Or I have seen some have X amt discounted for ROM ,more for superior, more or free to RWC & WC .
    If you just state special discounts available you can be more flexible & work out your own special for the mare { guess,depends how bad you'd want her} those could be free first shipment,discount in stud fee, $ incentives to show the resulting offspring etc.
    Just to add It is harder to attract those proven/quality mares to a stud with little show record so you have to work harder to try to get their interest,that why I also recommended standing his first year at least at a lower introductory rate.
         
        11-07-2013, 11:35 PM
      #28
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    Oh! I understand now! I have discounts available and breedings donated to futurities.

    I have early booking discounts at : By Jan 1-$550, Feb 1-$650
    APHA Mares-$550
    Discounts to World/Congress Champions and/or Producers.
    I can be open to other show mares not in the world/congress category.

    I'm still getting used to how much info to put on an ad. I have to admit I really find it hard to decide... The only thing I can really advertise is his foals. I'm hoping his class goes well tomorrow. I've been updated just a few minutes ago on how he rode tonight.
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        11-19-2013, 05:50 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Hey MLP! One thing I'd change would be to have a nice conformational side view of your boy, and I would probably take the pic of his offspring off the stallion page, it is misleading and looks like it is a pic of your stallion at first glance. He is sure shaping up nicely! Glad you have such a well mannered boy!!!
         
        11-19-2013, 05:52 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
    I like your boy don't get me wrong,just think he has to fit into the current market if you are going to see success I know when I was shopping for stallion for my mare who has a show record,most stallion owners discounts to mares with a record.Be it their own show record or for being proven producer of winning offspring. I have never paid a full price in stud fee & with ones i've use shipped semen,the first collection was free.
    You want to attract the best mares Just saying something to effect special consideration/discounts to proven mares. Or I have seen some have X amt discounted for ROM ,more for superior, more or free to RWC & WC .
    If you just state special discounts available you can be more flexible & work out your own special for the mare { guess,depends how bad you'd want her} those could be free first shipment,discount in stud fee, $ incentives to show the resulting offspring etc.
    Just to add It is harder to attract those proven/quality mares to a stud with little show record so you have to work harder to try to get their interest,that why I also recommended standing his first year at least at a lower introductory rate.

    This is also excellent advice! There are stallions who are quite a bit more proven for similar rates, or just a slightly higher stud fee. A couple years of lower fees would do wonders! You might want to consider including the chute fee as well as an added bonus! Once you get his name out there more, you'll have more interest. Good luck and sorry Im a few days late, lol.
         

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