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post #1 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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G'day,

People I know are trying to sell their Standardbred x Appaloosa gelding, he is about 12 yrs 15.2hh, since they have owned him he only been ridden up and down an olive grove and has been out of use for six months, a few years before they owned him he had done pony club and trail riding and had also been out of work for a year, so they are trying to sell him for 4000$.

Is he really worth that price?
I've ridden him and he's a nice horse has lots of bad habits and is strong willed.

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:14 PM
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My opinion no. Idk where your from but even where I am horses haven't dropped that much and I see that as to much money. He's a grade horse with problems, who hasn't done anything in 6 months. And how long have they owned him where he's only been ridden up and down a olive grove?
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post #3 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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They have owned him for two years.
I didn't think he was worth it I brought my tb who had done pony club,show jumping,dressage,and trail riding for less then half that price! They only brought a horse because we had one but theirs had to be bigger better and more money! They brought, looked at, and sold more horse that I've lost count and in the end my sister and I found him for them and he was only 800$. Thinking they would use him alot more.

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post #4 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:19 PM
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It depends on your location, but even in mine where horse prices are still quite high, he wouldn't sell for over $1,000 tops.
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post #5 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Where we are horses like him would only go for 1000 max.
Most horse that are selling for that price are eventers

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post #6 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:23 PM
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Well then, you have your answer.

Just because they've priced him high doesn't mean he's worth it, especially since he's only been in spotty work for the last several years and not ridden at all the last 6 months.

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post #7 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:26 PM
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What they have him priced at and what they actually end up selling him for are two totally different figures. Just you watch. They won't have any interest in him at that price, or they'll get negative feedback on their price from potential buyers, so they'll have to keep dropping it until he sells. I've seen it countless times in my area. People think their horse is worth its weight in gold cuz it's pretty, but then they can't sell it.
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post #8 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 04:39 PM
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Hahaha so true DraftyAiresMum. I just sold my 14.2 Quarter horse x welsh 5 year old as a prospect for eventing/jumping (and he IS really pretty). He will do awesome and ponies tend to sell for more especially if they can jump and that is not too easy to find. Anyhoo we started him at $6,500 just to see what response we got. Ended up dropping to $4500 and he sold for $3800. Ended up going to a lady that does eventing.

It also paid for my 8 year old 100% pure bred Morgan which I bought for $3,500
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post #9 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 06:11 PM
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He's not worth 4 grand, but keep in mind here in Australia horses are a fair bit more expensive than over there. To buy a registered rideable QH or something you're looking usually at a minimum of $3000 at that's your really basic one. Thoroughbreds are generally the cheapest to buy and while registered horses are still valued, so are cross breeds. Many riders, unless they're kinda serious, are happy to have an unregistered horse.

I've seen "grade" horses go from 3-6 grand if they're quiet, somewhat educated horses suitable for pony club competition. People will pay for a horse they can trust with their kids, and that their kids can have fun on.

If their horse is okay being ridden out, you can just jump on after a break, has experience on trails and at pony club and he's a nice type they'll probably get somewhere between $1500-3000. Depends how he rides and what his bad habits are though, and how well they sell him and what the market is like where they are.
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post #10 of 26 Old 10-22-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=Saskia;3935530]He's not worth 4 grand, but keep in mind here in Australia horses are a fair bit more expensive than over there. To buy a registered rideable QH or something you're looking usually at a minimum of $3000 at that's your really basic one. Thoroughbreds are generally the cheapest to buy and while registered horses are still valued, so are cross breeds. Many riders, unless they're kinda serious, are happy to have an unregistered horse.

I've seen "grade" horses go from 3-6 grand if they're quiet, somewhat educated horses suitable for pony club competition. People will pay for a horse they can trust with their kids, and that their kids can have fun on.

If their horse is okay being ridden out, you can just jump on after a break, has experience on trails and at pony club and he's a nice type they'll probably get somewhere between $1500-3000. Depends how he rides and what his bad habits are though, and how well they sell him and what the market is like where they are.[/QUOTE


Well for horses like him people would pay about 1000 max like I said before they owned him he was $800 and had done more in the past couple of years then the two years they had owned him maybe if someone wanted a project horse to work with then I would pay 1700 max but he is overweight as well.

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