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    03-21-2010, 07:01 PM
  #1
Foal
How Much?

What does a barrel horse sell for these days???? Anyone know?
     
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    03-21-2010, 07:08 PM
  #2
Banned
It depends if their 1d,2d,3d, etc., and if they just caan do barrels, or do pro rodeo barrels. I've seen pro barrel horses for $100,000 , but I sold my little mare who was very good at local barrels for $300. It all depends.
     
    03-21-2010, 07:59 PM
  #3
Trained
It's kind of like asking "How much does a car sell for?". It depends if it's a Honda or a Ferrari.
     
    03-21-2010, 08:23 PM
  #4
Foal
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.
     
    03-22-2010, 09:03 AM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyGirl    
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.
I've run several NBHA world qualifiers that I wouldnt price over 2k nowadays. Unless you have a futurity or a rodeo caliber horse, they just arent fetching much of anything.

You really can't rate how good a horse is by whether it almost qualified for worlds. NBHA worlds runs in a 4D format. I've seen some reeeeeally knarly horses make it there that I wouldnt even let near my barn.

If your wanting to sell your barrel horse, get videos warming up, on the pattern, in the alley, etc. No one will buy a horse based on "it almost made it to worlds"
     
    03-22-2010, 09:42 PM
  #6
Foal
He's not no "knarly" horse. He's one of the top horse's I've had and I only buy top quality. I do halter not barrels. He's not running in "4D" format. He runs about 1D/2D times. And its k, He wouldnt be allowed near ur barn :)
     
    03-22-2010, 09:44 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by BuckOff41570    
I've run several NBHA world qualifiers that I wouldnt price over 2k nowadays. Unless you have a futurity or a rodeo caliber horse, they just arent fetching much of anything.
what do you mean "a rodeo caliber horse" just because I said "two years ago" doesnt mean he isnt in running condition. He's out for winter, but we're fixin to start him back up. He's amazing. He's in "rodeo caliber"
     
    03-23-2010, 08:40 AM
  #8
Weanling
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.
     
    03-23-2010, 10:28 AM
  #9
Weanling
And just so your aware, I wasnt demeaning your horse, you just didnt give enough information and the information you provided was bleak.
Is he registered? If so, with what association?
Been raced? If so, what was his speed index?
Previous winnings?
Age?
Conformational faults?
Even stuff as simple as does he load, clip, tie, stand well for the farrier? Barefoot or shod? Rims? Wedges?
How does he cope with other horses?

It wasnt meant as an attack to you or your horse. I was just going off of what you had stated.
     
    03-23-2010, 01:33 PM
  #10
Yearling
Around here a good barrel horse will go for anywhere between 2k-25k. I wouldn't take less than 4500 for Annie, only because she's 2d/3d and an awesome youth horse as well.

If you want to do some research go to Barrel Racing at Barrel Horse World, Barrel Horses for Sale, Barrel Racing Forums, Equine Health Articles, Western Tack, and more and look at what horses in your area are going for.
     

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