Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
If I were you, I would not expect to put him into professional training and make money off selling him. As a matter of fact, horses are an incredibly bad way to make money.
It can work to pick up a prospect to train and sell, but these are usually people who train the horses themselves.
If you are unsure of how much talent he has, I would probably have him evaluated by a trainer. This doesn't cost a fortune, and you might have a better idea where you are at.
I think I'd pick an eventing trainer. OTTBs are frequently used for eventing, and many eventers like the bigger ones, cause they are flashier in the dressage portion.
As for the price of horses, yes, generally a sound, sane, well trained horse will go for more money, but really the market is not that straightforward. Some good horses can sit for a long time with no interest, and some complete trainwrecks sell well cause of pretty color, or cause someone "fell in love". You just never know.
Some people are also nothing short of delusional about what their horse is worth. Those are usually the ads that start at $15K, which gradually gets lowered over time until the horse sells for a more appropriate price.
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