And I know this is a *very* ambiguous question, but what is the price point most people use to purchase their first (or any) horse?
A little about her:
- 9 Years Old
- Registered Tennessee Walking Horse
- Extremely well trained, shown, trail broke, very sweet disposition, wonderful gait, trailers easily, stands for mount/dismount, doesn't spook easily-- took her out on the trails and she did fine leading, moving over obstacles, ponying with another horse
- She is a soft in the mouth, responds well to cues except
when asking for a cantor, her previous trainer did not want to/teach her the cues to cantor. My trainer seems to think is not much of an issue and can be corrected with some training
- She let me saddle her, took the bit very easily, fed well ( what horse doesn't
). We worked in the arena doing some simple barrels and poles-- to which she did beautifully, has a quick turning motion.
- I will
be getting a PPE, right now she is with my trainers at their place and they are the ones who found her and immediately thought of me. She will be boarded with them, trained by them and it ultimately comes down to their expert opinion knowing how I ride and how she is.
So, the lady selling her is asking $3,500 for her. $500 of that goes to my trainers for additional training. I trust them 100% so that is money well spent IMO. $3,500 is a little steep, but not out of range for me. I was thinking 3k was the top of my limit, but after doing a little research online and on Craigslist, this seems to be about par with her level of experience.
I wish I had a picture of her, she is BLACK, almost blue black with black mane and tail, very kind eyes and right at 15 hh (I think), good weight on her.
****This is not a picture of her, but this horse is extremely similar in coloring and build*****
Any thoughts on the pricing and do you think this would be a good first horse? If I need to provide more information, just let me know!