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post #11 of 15 Old 10-16-2013, 07:24 PM
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* Don't say the pictures don't do him justice. If they don't do him justice take better pictures.
This is completely true. When you think about the money people spend on horses, if the horse costs two grand, and the average basic wage is $20 an hour that amount of money is equivalent to 100 hours of work. So if you're wanting the money you'll spend an hour taking good photos of your horse - it's nothing in the long run. I can never understand ads for horses in the thousands with poor photos, poor description or poor seller communication.

I wouldn't be recommending all these disciplines without reason. People can see the photos and they can judge his build, recommend him for a cow horse if he has shown he has talent at working cattle, or a hunter-jumper if he's demonstrated skills in that discipline, but don't just throw random things out there for no reason. It doesn't read quite right.

I personally don't like how ads say he's ready to go somewhere to fulfill his full potential or something. It's irrelevant what he's going to do. I also wouldn't mention off days or anything like that. Don't make it too wordy as people just skim horse adds. I'd cut it right down.

Dimensional Wrangler is a 5 year old, grey, 15hh reg AQHA gelding. Rides both english and western, and can also be ridden bareback, or just with a halter. Can be ridden in the arena or out, alone or in a group, where he has a lovely canter and can go all day. Excellent ground manners and easy to do everything with. UTD with shots, farrier, teeth and drenching. With the potential to excel in a range of disciplines, Wrangler is best suited to a confident rider who can further his educations. Please contact me with any further questions or to arrange a time to see Wrangler.

I'd also put a price down, IME people are more likely to respond, even with offers, if there is already an advertised price. All the other info you can give to people when they call you!!!

Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-16-2013, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I will change it up and make it sound better.

About the hunter jumper and ranch horse prospect thing, like someone mentioned. I have been told by English riders and trainers that he would excel in the hunter jumpers, and have been told by western riders and coaches and trainers that he would be an excellent ranch horse. I, myself, think he would be great as an all around horse, depending on what the buyer wants to do.

I will take out pics don't do justice.
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post #13 of 15 Old 10-16-2013, 08:59 PM
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I like knowing a horse can be ridden bare back. Can't stress pictures enough.
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-16-2013, 09:16 PM
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This is that grey you got a few months ago?

no need to type an ad, I'll take him. Haha. Seriously though, if I was in the position to get another horse, I'd take him. He is a dream horse, grey gelding, stocky, I personally think he would excel in speed events. He is a nicely balanced horse.

I do hope he does to a good home when the time comes.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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This is that grey you got a few months ago?

no need to type an ad, I'll take him. Haha. Seriously though, if I was in the position to get another horse, I'd take him. He is a dream horse, grey gelding, stocky, I personally think he would excel in speed events. He is a nicely balanced horse.

I do hope he does to a good home when the time comes.
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Haha, if only it was that easy. And yes, he is VERY fast and very willing. I got him about 4-5 months ago, and will put him up for sale in the spring. That gives me time to work with him more, get him in the field more, etc.

Today I had him in the field for the first time and he did great, we got loping a little bit and he listened very well. I am planning on doing most of my riding on him in the field now.

I was told he had a bucking problem when I bought him, but he hasn't shown any signs of wanting to buck since I saw the guy I bought him from ride him.

I ride with him on a very loose rein, he listens to my seat and legs even better then with the rein. He is best suited for a rider that is confident, but does not necessarily have to be that experienced.

Also, I will be putting up a price for him, that I will take offers on, that is why I am wanting to put 'reasonable offers will be considered' I have talked to many people about how much Wrangler would be worth, and from multiple trainers, experienced horse people who buy and sell horses, and just horsey friends say that I should put him up for around 3500 and take negotiations off that price.

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