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post #1 of 5 Old 03-16-2014, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Best places to advertise a lease, hunter/jumper or dressage horse?

I'm leasing out my horse starting in the summer/fall ideally, while I'm at college. The duration of the lease will be flexible, since I'd love him shown, and I want to make it worth their while. Offsite or onsite is flexible.
He's a quarter horse gelding, very sporty, and is green in jumping and dressage, but has been shown English on the flat (not HUS, even though he's AQHA registered...the way he moves and carries himself, he wouldn't stand a chance going by what's currently winning at the AQHA shows).

I'm trying to find the best places to advertise him. I'm planning on doing a lot through Facebook, especially since there are groups for this kind of thing, but I'm wondering about specific websites I should look into.
I love the sound of BigEq.com, but my hesitation is that it is so expensive! $55 for a basic ad, granted the ad is there for 6 months, but I'm a poor college-bound kid. I guess you pay for the results you want, and I definitely DO NOT want craigslist-level advertisement. DreamHorse and Horseclicks are the other ones I know of that are pretty popular.
Any others I may have good luck with?
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I look at equinenow.com quite a bit, it seems to get more traffic than DreamHorse does.

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Word of mouth often works well.

If you, your coach, or those you know from showing don't know of anyone, if there a barn you are familiar with that might have a student ready to take on a lease? A trainer or coach you like that could mention your horse to students?
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No offense meant, but I don't think he's quite the caliber horse to be advertised on BigEq.com. Not trying to be rude or anything, but I don't think the crowd that browse that site would even give him a second glance so your money would probably be wasted. Good sites are Equinenow.com and Dreamhorse.com, I've only used Horseclicks looking for a trailer but it seems to get a bit of traffic.

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No offense meant, but I don't think he's quite the caliber horse to be advertised on BigEq.com.
haha, I was worried about the same thing! I checked out the site, and made an ad without publishing it or paying for it, and they DO have a "quarter horse" option on there for breed. So there's hope! I may stick with cheaper sites and word of mouth, regardless.
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