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post #11 of 22 Old 11-04-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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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.
I might just do that, but now I just figured out that she needs dental work done so I might have to cut down a little bit. I would really like $700 as it would cover about as much as a new horse would cost me. If a new horse isn't meant to come into my life anytime soon, $700 sure would be nice to put into a savings account for that truck and trailer I eventually want Teenage dreams I tell you.

Her happiness is my first interest though, and if it requires me not getting as much as I would want, so be it. This horse deserves a good, forever home.
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post #12 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly, it fell through. :b the lady didn't know she was an arabian, and when she found out she told the girl who was asking for me "Nope no ARABIANS!"

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post #13 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 05:16 PM
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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.
Now I agree on the 500 dollar price for this mare.
I purchased a mare last year for 10000 and twice that for Star a few years ago. Neither of them have national wins.
Arabians may not be selling for those unrealistic prices we witnessed in the 80's but there are plenty that still sell for 10,000 or more.
Horse prices across the board have been down. We are now seeing them rise again. Shalom
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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Why would you pay $10,000-$20,000 for a mare? What about their bloodlines would make you think they're worth it?

By your own admission you don't register or show your horses, so what's the purpose of dropping that kind of money on bloodlines that you're not recording or promoting? That sounds like a colossal waste of money to me, and I love Arabians.

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I have never said I dont register my horses speedracer. All my horses but 4 now are registered and those were rescued.
I paid that much for a very nicely bred mare by Thee Desparado.
She has never been shown or broken to saddle . She is 15.1 and will cross really well with Star and my new prospect Cassius. I wanted to add some more egyptian blood into my herd to refine it and Star has The Minstrel as his grandfather.
Both this mare the Spainish bred one and Cassius will all be shown not aiming at the Nationals but if we place well in regionals my goal will be met.
I dont think you were being negative about my favorite breed speedracer. Shalom
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post #16 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Why would you pay $10,000-$20,000 for a mare? What about their bloodlines would make you think they're worth it?

By your own admission you don't register or show your horses, so what's the purpose of dropping that kind of money on bloodlines that you're not recording or promoting? That sounds like a colossal waste of money to me, and I love Arabians.
What's more silly is a girl that I know who went out a bought a warmblood because she could free jump good, but a few months into owning her she went dead lame and can't be ridden for 3+ months, and this horse was $20,000.
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post #17 of 22 Old 11-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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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.
One thing to think about: If she's cranky, she may have good reason. She has arthritis in her hocks. It probably hurts. Depending on what type of arthritis she has, exercise is going to help "keep her moving" and keep her feeling better, but we've got to keep her feeling as good as possible to minimize discomfort, pain, and resentment.

This is exactly why I put my gelding down last year at the young age of 14. I was doing everything I could for him medically to keep him comfortable, but I couldn't ride him anymore and he was just turning into a cranky and aggressive horse ..... that wasn't him. He was hurting. (Not suggesting you put your mare down or anything like that. Just want to point out she may be hurting and that's why she doesn't have the best attitude.)

I know money is nice to have but if you think about all the expensive injections and treatments she's going to need to stay sound and stay happy, you may have better luck with giving her away to a good home.

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I bought a 3yo stallion last year, gelded him, and he is an amazing horse. Very good blood lines, head is sound as a pound and good movement for dressage. I paid €3700, but due to circumstances put him for sale for €7800. Got the buyer, passed is PPE, and then in the xrays he had a crushed hock from foal age. No one would have ever guessed.

I gifted him to my trainer. He has the home that every horse could wish for, is worked lightly and spends a lot of time in the field

HOWEVER, after three vets said he could last 2-20 years, I promised my trainer, and my friend, that I would help when it was time for him to go.

If this horse is already arthritic in her hind, but you want her to go to a good home.. WHY would you send her to a riding school?? Sorry, just a weird one for me.

It sounds like she'd be suitable for some light trail riding, and for that you would be looking at giving away around here as a light hack companion horse. There are so many good horses going two to a penny.
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post #19 of 22 Old 11-06-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a 3yo stallion last year, gelded him, and he is an amazing horse. Very good blood lines, head is sound as a pound and good movement for dressage. I paid 3700, but due to circumstances put him for sale for 7800. Got the buyer, passed is PPE, and then in the xrays he had a crushed hock from foal age. No one would have ever guessed.

I gifted him to my trainer. He has the home that every horse could wish for, is worked lightly and spends a lot of time in the field

HOWEVER, after three vets said he could last 2-20 years, I promised my trainer, and my friend, that I would help when it was time for him to go.

If this horse is already arthritic in her hind, but you want her to go to a good home.. WHY would you send her to a riding school?? Sorry, just a weird one for me.

It sounds like she'd be suitable for some light trail riding, and for that you would be looking at giving away around here as a light hack companion horse. There are so many good horses going two to a penny.
The vet said she was safe to ride, and do whatever on. It's not bad yet and her movement actually gets better with daily work. She would do probably 1 lesson a day for walk trot kids. I really don't see how it's all that bad. She loves trying for people, and absolutely adores attention. I am looking for any child or small adult for her, not just a lesson barn. Geesh.
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post #20 of 22 Old 11-06-2013, 04:16 PM
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KylieHuitema, keep looking for a good home and take nothing LESS than $300. Giveaways are rarely appreciated. Arthritic hocks in a 10yo is troubling bc she'll never be an athlete. Sorry the sale fell through, but do NOT expect to get back enough money to pay for your next horse. I have had to "eat" the costs of buying several wrong horses, and one wrong mule, so you have company.

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