Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: I live in that card board box you pass by every day on your way to work.
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Lol Chill honey, you didnt exactly elaborate on what level your horse was at.
"okay maybe I should elaborate a little more haha. He has winning times at every race. 2 years ago he was almost a NBHA world qualifier. He then got spooked, but now he's running some amazing times for me."
This statement also can lead a potential buyer to think he may have some pre-exhisting vices. Folks don't want a problem horse.
There was a horse in my area that was run in futurities, did well. On one of his runs his bonnet slipped down, covered his eyes into the first barrel. He panicked and ran into the concrete wall. After that he was turned out to pasture. Two years ago, the girl decided to try to get him legged up to run again. He was breezing 2D winning times before he was in shape. BUT because of his anxiety into the first barrel (after hitting the wall behind it) he began panicking to the first, then in the alley way, then near the arena. While he was able to run for a short time, his running days were limited because of his vice. Even though he was, and still MAY, be able to run those winning times...no one has wanted to follow through with it.
Point being, if you just want a realistic estimate on what a horse is worth, I'd really try to hit up some local horse traders, auction houses, and apraisers. The prices that people are getting for their horses differ from one area to the next, one month to the next. The one I just bought was $4800, marked down from $5500. But had he been for sale up north, he may have sold for $6-8k, or further west for maybe less. Its all way to subjective.