Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
My horse was free.
She was a long 4 year old, ready to start, but her owner had fallen off her own horse and was hurt bad enough that she couldn't ride for more than a year, much less start a horse. My mare was unregistered, never saddled, 14.2 and fairly refined (too small for anyone tall or heavy). In other words, virtually unsaleable. She'd been on the market for awhile with no takers and was headed for the auction.
Despite her being sound, willing, no vices, and of an age to ride right away, she has not been free or even cheap to make into a reasonable riding horse, since I did not have the chops to start her myself. Not that I regret anything, just saying.