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post #1 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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What are the chances of selling this one?

So a girl who is keeping her horse at my barn (if you go to my horses, the horse's name is ZsaZsa) is thinking of selling.

She asked me how much I thought her horse was worth. Now, personally, I don't think it's worth anything. But I figured I'd ask you guys.

She's 15
Very difficult to control
Waddles with her front feet when walking (soundness issue)
Poor conformation
Has knee issues (can't be ridden till spring)
Very temperamental with other horses (boss lady)
Not for beginners

Our farrier was out and told us (the horse's owner wasn't there) that he honestly thought the best place for that horse was a slaughterhouse.

So I don't want to go tell the girl that her horse is only good for meat, but I seriously don't think anyone'd buy her. If they can overlook her temperament and conformation and health issues...then maybe...but who can do that?

Would you buy her? If so, how much is she worth? Or is it hopeless to find anyone but a slaughter auction to take her?
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 03:10 PM
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She's likely worth nothing by your description, and I think she'd end up with the meat man whether she was sold directly to him or indirectly.
Around here she'd go to a new home for free.
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post #3 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 03:14 PM
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Horse is lame, has conformational issues, bad temperament and is hard to control. Her owner's dreaming if she thinks anyone is going to pay her for the privilege of taking on a horse like that.

She'd be lucky to give it away; she's delusional if she thinks anyone will pay her for that train wreck.

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post #4 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 03:15 PM
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Around me she would also be a giveaway but I doubt anyone would come to look at her with all that going on.
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post #5 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 03:16 PM
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In this day and age where National Champions can be found for $1500?
She is probably about a .25cent shot.
You would have to either have a lot of time on your hands and a lot of extra cash to deal with a project horse like that.
If she can keep her, that's probably her (the horse) best option. I can't think of anyone who would willignly take a horse that's a jerk to be around. A trainer, maybe, but then she can't be ridden in the winter so she's really limited as a riding horse.
She might be able to give her away, but as Lioness said, she'll most likely end up in a meat pen anyway.
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post #6 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 07:03 PM
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it would be interesting to read the owners description of this horse
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it would be interesting to read the owners description of this horse
That was my thought. Unless the girl recognizes that the horse is (from your description) a train wreck she probably would have a few redeeming things to say about her, and doesn't see the negatives as such a big deal.

Either way, it would probably be the same situation here. Since the horse has a poor temperament, poor comformation, and lameness issues, she'd be lucky to give her away as a pasture friend. It is in the horse's best interests for the girl to keep her if possible, but if your description is accurate then I understand the desire to offload her.
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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She's the owner's first horse, so I understand the attachment, and even though she's intimidated by her, I know the owner would have some good stuff to say about her (she's pretty, etc.).
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-27-2013, 10:05 PM
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When I look at her picture, I don't see the worthless nag that you describe. The pictures that you have up make her look like a reasonably nice animal.
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