Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I'd pay up to about $3000 for a good aged (10ish), healthy, well conformed, attractive and quiet pleasure horse with the right training. This would be good with trails (gates, water, traffic), handling (floating, shoeing, saddling) and basic flatwork (walk, trot, canter, halt, turn, yield to pressure) and probably to pop over a little jump. I'd want it to also have experience going to competitions or club days.
For older horses, or ones without well rounded, calm training I'd pay less. Also horses such as a TBs or STBs go for a lot lower.