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post #1 of 16 Old 05-12-2015, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question What is a reasonable asking price for Zephyr?

Hi guys. If this is in the wrong place please let me know. Unfortunately I am going to be moving into an apartment for college ( and away from the ten acres I'm on now ) and I have to rehome all of my babies. Two horses, a black lab, kitten, snake, and two mice. The horse I'm posting this about is about one year old, he is gelded. He's a Qh x Thoroughbred and he's such a sweet boy. I don't work with him as much as I should but I swear he still gets sweeter every day. He picks up his front feet, haven't tried the back ones because he would still threaten to kick when I got him and I haven't gone there yet. He has not tried to kick for a while now though so he could definitely be started with that. He has pretty good ground manners, he'll walk and stop with you and he has just recently started to trot with me. I really need some money back from him because I need to buy a car, and they're not cheap. If anyone could make suggestions it'd be greatly appreciated. If you need any other info let me know, thanks!

This picture was taken a month ago, he's lost his winter coat and grass belly since then. I'll post up to date ones in a minute.

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-12-2015, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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This evening. It's hard to take pictures when they won't stop following you
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post #3 of 16 Old 05-12-2015, 10:30 PM
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He might get 800.00 where I am in Maryland. You don't know if he picks up his back feet, I'm assuming he doesn't tie. Does he bathe? has he started lunging at all? loading? standing quietly for vet and farrier? Is he up to date on vaccines, feet? All these factor in to price. Kicking is a problem. This isn't a yearling trained to do basic ground work, it's a barely handled one.

Whatever you do, take really good pictures and get a movement video. THEN post your ad. By good pictures I mean conformation shots, you can find a post about how to take good confirmation shots under the confirmation sub thread. A cloudy day where there is no glare from the sun is the best time for pictures.
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Here he wouldn't even get that unfortunately. Grade, well handled yearlings go for $500 or less. Ones with problems like him, maybe $300. I sold my purebred but unpapered, super well handled 2 year old filly for $300.
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post #5 of 16 Old 05-12-2015, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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He does tie, does great with baths, I have never lunged him so not sure about his previous owners. He loaded and unloaded just fine when I got him. Is up to date on vaccines, not feet though since we weren't sure about his back feet. This isn't a wild horse so I hope I haven't portrayed him as such. But no, he has not been worked with consistently. I've only had him a few months myself.

And yes I was definitely going to take good pictures for his actual ad. This thread was more to get a rough idea of a reasonable price range.
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post #6 of 16 Old 05-13-2015, 12:05 PM
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From a personal view I wouldn't give 200 for him. However where I am at he could probably get 500. Good luck

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post #7 of 16 Old 05-13-2015, 12:30 PM
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Maybe 2-300 in my area.
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post #8 of 16 Old 05-13-2015, 12:32 PM
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$300.00 - $400.00

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post #9 of 16 Old 05-13-2015, 12:47 PM
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For a grade yearling without ground training (he hasn't been trained to even pick up his back feet), maybe $200.

Sorry, the horse market is flooded right now, so don't expect to get too much for him.

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post #10 of 16 Old 05-13-2015, 01:41 PM
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he's a good looking horse, though. you can always start high and come down.
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