Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
The way to lose friends is to tell them they're wrong.
What they sell their horse for doesn't really affect you, I'd probably just keep to yourself. Logically, they're not going to advertise a horse for $4000 then send him to the knackery when it doesn't work out. If they get no responses they'll probably reduce the price until he sells. If they ask your advice you could just say diplomatically that the horse market isn't great, and if they need to sell they could offer a lower price, or also tell them that a horse in work is a lot easier to sell than one out of work.
I think an overweight trail horse will sell fine as long as he trials okay, and they ask a realistic price.