Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
I'll give you a breeder's perspective.
A good well broke started young horse has to be worth $3,000, just to break even, and you better enjoy what you are doing, as you aren't being paid for your training!
I would get acall like this at times.
"hi, we are looking for a well broke Appaloosa, black and white, that anyone can ride, but we don't need the papers ( ie, want that horse cheap )
Ask how much they are willing to pay, and the answer was, 'well, somewhere between $1000 and $1,500 >
My answer- the all breed horse sale at Innisfail down the road, was on the next Sat.!
Might as well raise cows in that case-more money and no training needed.
Sorry, but just a sort of rant of mine, and not directed at you, but so often people complain about the quality/training of a horse they go to see, and they are just looking at cheap horses someone wants to dump
Not always, but often you get what you pay for, and why should horses be an exception?