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post #11 of 17 Old 12-06-2009, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by upnover View Post
what?! You're selling your pony?!
yeah i know :(
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-06-2009, 09:19 PM
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I dont know that anyone could write an add for you. Adds are supposed to explain all the great things about the horse being advertized. That goes from training, showing, whether it can clip, load. Is it good with the farrier? etc etc. Only you would be able to do that, or someone who knows the pony specifically.
Also keep in mind that when posting for the asking price, the horse market has been in the dumps for months so starting off a little lower than what you want, might be your best option to sell successfully.

I suggest going online and reading what others have put up and put an add together from there. Once you have something together, then you can always come here for someone to edit, but no one here can make an add for you kiddo.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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^ I agree with M2G 100%
you should include in the ad, what the horse has accomplished, what you have worked on, what needs to be worked on, If it has done any showings or programs, what can it do such as loading,tieing, stands for clipping etc.

best of luck :)
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-07-2009, 12:12 AM
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SO sad you're selling your pony! I loooove him!

Your description is kind of vague so it's hard to write an ad for him without knowing him. From what you gave me I'd start off with an outline kind of like this and add in more information:

"JJ" is an 8 year old 13.2 dun QH/Welsh pony gelding. He has been shown successfully in the Level 1's (.95 meter) at A shows and is always in the ribbons! He has excellent ground manners: bathes, loads, etc with no bad habits.

Along with bathing and loading you'll want to mention: clipping, standing for vet/farrier, tying, etc. If he's easy going or simple to ride you'll definitely want to mention that.

Here are a few things to consider. Pony jumpers are hard to sell. You've shown him in the hunters, right? If I remember correctly he's a pretty cute mover. If he's pretty calm to ride I would try to market him as a hunter but say he also does well in the jumper ring. It's mainly kids who show the ponies so parents are going to be looking for something that's fairly uncomplicated to ride and will take care of their kid. When you say "jumper" people often automatically think a fast hot horse (even if it's not true). You could say something along the lines of "fancy hunter pony, excellent mover with a great jump. Scopey enough for the jumper ring. Has been shown in the .95 M and always in the ribbons." or something.

Also, I don't know if it's the Level 1's/.95 M that you showed him in but you're also going to want to put down the exact name of the division. Just saying "showed at 3 ft" is a little vague. Why don't you write something up and have someone here evaluate what you wrote?
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-07-2009, 12:16 AM
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another very important piece of info is if he has a lead change, and if it's automatic. if he does? DEFINITELY write in. If not? get working on it and put "has been started on his lead changes". Unfortunately that's often a dealbreaker for most hunters and even jumpers, or at least significantly lowers a horse's price.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-07-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much with all the help!
Which pictures do you think are the best?


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post #17 of 17 Old 12-07-2009, 10:42 PM
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I really like the third picture! =]

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