Originally Posted by smrobs
I agree, not to burst your bubble or anything but getting a good price for a bred (possibly) mare that doesn't have any accomplishments of her own is nearly impossible these days. The only people pulling off selling horses for big bucks are the well established show horse breeding farms that are known to produce winners (and even their broodmares don't bring much, that is the show prospects and winners that bring in the bucks). I was watching a ranch auction on tv the other day that had VERY good lines and bred mares were going for less than $600. Yearlings and weanlings were going for less than $100. And these were all very nice, papered, with smokin conformation going at these prices.
Exactly. Prior to purchasing my gelding I was looking at two 2 year olds. One of which would have made any cow horse enthusiast's jaw drop to the ground and the other was bred very nicely out of the same lines as NFR average winner, Dolly. (barrel racing)
...both were being offered for $800. Good minds, conformation, and the pedigree to back them up.