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post #11 of 14 Old 07-02-2013, 03:55 PM
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I'd say $300-$500 too. Those are some big vices and he is unreliable. While he's done barrels it doesn't like he's shown outside of that or placed in the ribbons. He'd be a project horse.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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I should mention that if you know what you're doing and he knows you know what you're doing, he'll walk through fire for you. Thus why he needs an experienced rider. He relies on you to know what's what. If he knows he can trust you, he's an excellent ride. But if he knows you're nervous, he gets nervous times a thousand. :)

Thanks for all your inputs. The only thing that really matters is he and I work well together and are an awesome team. But it was nice to get some insight.
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 09:55 PM
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The only thing that really matters is he and I work well together and are an awesome team.

This is exactly right. I've got one like that on my place, he's hot and chargey and arrogant and if you don't have just the right feel, the entire ride on him is nothing but frustration. He's not worth a plug nickle in the actual market, but I wouldn't sell him for all the money in the world.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 11:02 PM
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I am NOT thinking of selling. However, my mother and I were talking about our horses. We get our personal horses usually from friends for free/extremely cheap. We paid $300 for my horse, Sonny.

We were trying to figure out, at full price, how much he'd go for logically. So, indulge us and give us your input.

Stats:
Sun Canyon Bluff (Sonny)
Double registered Palomino/Quarter Horse
15.3 hh
17 years old
gelding
Healthy weight
Good overall health
Good barn behavior

Discipline:
Barrel Racer (average time: 14.947)
Western pleasure
Very good trail horse

Needs an intermediate - experienced rider unless he is being worked in the pasture
5/6 on temperament scale

Spooks at cattle and water but *will* tolerate them with encouragement
Gentle and responsive with ground work
Loads/unloads trailers flawlessly
Plays well with others (very submissive to other horses)
Difficult to catch (he likes to play a game where he lets you get close and then trots just out of reach).
Not head shy
Difficult to control if he bolts (thus why he needs an intermediate/experienced rider)
LOVES to run. Clocked him at 45 MPH
Does not bite/kick/rear/buck

Where we are, a horse like him who is older, spooky and difficult to ride Im afraid would not sell for much. In our area, older horses are only as good as to the amount of experience they can provide to a new rider. If this horse is older and can't provide that, you will have trouble selling him.
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