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post #1 of 22 Old 11-03-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pricing Flame

Hello all! As some of you know, I acquired Flame around 2 months ago, with hopes of training her and selling her in the spring. Well, someone may already be interested in her as a lesson horse (after more training is done of course). If this lady is truly interested, I would tell her I would sell her in around a month, as soon as I get her a solid walk/trot horse, with mileage on her. She has slight arthritis in her hocks, which contributes to her trot being short strided and twisty in the back. I personally believe with supplements and muscling, it will become less noticeable. She is a 10 year old Egyptian Arabian mare. She is 14hh and has such a great personality. Here are her bloodlines:


Also, here is a thread with her conformation pictures on it:
https://www.horseforum.com/horse-conf...2/#post4019370


I would *really* like to get $700-1000 out of her, but I would be happy with $500 and her going to a good home. I used to take lessons from this woman, and all of her lesson kids adore the ponies already there, so I know she would be in good hands. Usually this woman keeps her lesson horses until they die, right now she has a 31 yr old POA, and a 15 yr old Appy going blind. She is that dedicated. If she really goes through with this, I would be extremely happy.

How much would you price her for?
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I paid 10000 for my mare and she is 4 and only trained to do the basics of riding. she has really really good blood though. she would've sold for 20000 in florida. hope that helps.
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post #4 of 22 Old 11-04-2013, 02:14 PM
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I paid 10000 for my mare and she is 4 and only trained to do the basics of riding. she has really really good blood though. she would've sold for 20000 in florida. hope that helps.
Only Arabians with Nationals wins would sell for $10,000-$20,000 anywhere in the US. The heyday of the breed is long gone. If your horse isn't an Arabian, then whatever you paid for her is immaterial.

Kylie, at her age and level of greenness, better to go with $500 and an assured good home.
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Sounds like she's going to need hock injections and supplements, all of which are expensive. $500 and thank God you found someone to take her and give her a good home.
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Yes, an arthritic mare with 10+ years of life ahead of her is going to cost $$$$$$ at the vet to manage the arthritis. I would say $500 or less for a price; especially if you know she is going to a good home.

With her arthritis, her bloodlines really mean squat, at this point. You won't be able to compete heavily with her, and it would be dumb to breed a mare whose body is falling apart at such a young age.

But she may have a very happy life as a lesson horse, as long as she can be kept relatively pain-free.

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I'm going for $500. If the lady offers $300, I'll let her take her. I'm just hoping that this happens. Me and her don't click anymore. She just has an attitude that I do not like, and if she was to stay around, I wouldn't be happy, nor would she.
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I think that's a good solid plan. You know she's going to a good home, which is a huge plus in my book, and you know that she's not going to end up thrown out in the back 40 with no care as soon as she isn't "usable" anymore. For that alone, I docked my mares price to her buyer when I sold her years ago, and same with my Arab when I needed to find her a home fast a couple years ago. I hope that this person buys her.
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I think that's a good solid plan. You know she's going to a good home, which is a huge plus in my book, and you know that she's not going to end up thrown out in the back 40 with no care as soon as she isn't "usable" anymore. For that alone, I docked my mares price to her buyer when I sold her years ago, and same with my Arab when I needed to find her a home fast a couple years ago. I hope that this person buys her.

I really hope she does. If it comes down to it, I would be willing to give her away to a good home. I could see her being a little girl's horse with some work. Unfortunately, the girl that was talking to her trainer to see if she was interested in this horse for a lesson horse, hasn't responded at all, so I'm guessing it won't happen. I will probably call the trainer myself or email her.
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I'm going for $500. If the lady offers $300, I'll let her take her. I'm just hoping that this happens. Me and her don't click anymore. She just has an attitude that I do not like, and if she was to stay around, I wouldn't be happy, nor would she.
Why don't you ask for the $700 and see what she comes back with? If she really wants the horse, it may be worth that much to her, or even $500. She can write it off as a business expense anyway if she's using it as a lesson horse.
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