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I have a gelding that is 16yrs old and is 14.2 hands. He is a pali. mft/bashkir cross. He is a trail horse and rode extensivly before i got him. He was up in the PA mountains and when i bought him i brought him to kansas. He does good with beginers and rides down the road great and on the trails he is wonderful. I have had a 4yr old on him and kids all ages and levels to adults of all levels.

He loads, leads, ties, bathes, stands for trimming. He does bridges, water, mud. He likes to take it easy but will get up and go. Has done funshows, overnight trails, and large groups. Will trail in the front, middle, or back. Since i have had him he has mainly been used on the roads and alot of other people using him.

I am only selling him due to i cant ride anymore its just to painful. I feel it isnt fair to him as he loves to be rode. He holds weight and is never grained and is being trimmed by a barefoot specialist.

I paid $1500 for him and i have him priced now at $1500 with tack(saddle, pad, bridle, reins, halter, lead.)

Am i asking to much? What would you pay for a horse like him?
 

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If he is as advertised I would say you are right on with the price.
 

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Seems reasonable to me. If the market is fair in your area, you may even get a sale at 2k.
 

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I feared i had priced him to high but horses unbroke are selling for more. Do i need to change anything in his ad? Is short handing things make the ad look ok? Its been to long since i have had to sell a horse and never a horse of his training or value.
 

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I would say take the first picture off, it isn't very flattering. The other two are good. You may want to put up a conformation picture as well.
 

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The first picture was the wrong picture i havent put that in his ads. I know how to tell conformation but how do you get a good shot for comformation? Are you just talking a flat side shot?
 

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When a horse is standing squared up as much as possible and the picture is being taken of the horse's side with no tack and/or rider on, like this:

(obviously not my horse!)
 

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What is the blemish on his nose? If that is nothing that will ever affect him, and he has no soundness issues, I would say the price is right.
 

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That seems a fair price if he is as you say & all the tack is included. I would pay that if I was still looking.
 

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What is the blemish on his nose?
If I am not mistaken that is a bald spot. Most likely caused by prolonged rubbing in the area by an ill fitting halter. My friend has a fox trotter with the same thing from his previous owners.
 

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Yes that was a halter wear on his nose the gal i got him from left a halter on him for 7 years all the time.

He was sold last month thank you guys i dont know how to lock the thread?
 

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I wouldn't worry about having it locked but if you want it done, you can pm a moderator and ask them to do it. That is wonderful that you found a good home for him. :D
 

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Oh i dont want to go thru all of that i just didnt know how to close them or lock them or if we have to when we are done with the thread? new here dont know everything.

Yes he went to a forever home where he is going to be a trail horse and he loves his new owner more than he did me. So it was perfect for him.
 

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Yay for finding him a new home :)

So..... did you get your 1500?

No i got only $1100 but to a good home. They didnt take the tack i turned around and sold the tack for $400. So in the end i made up for it all. I still cringe knowing he is a great horse and i paid so much for him and didnt even get that back. But its the home that counts.
 

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Yeah, I would pay for a horse like him. He seems to be priced in the right range, especially if that is what you orginally paid for him. Bashkir Curlies, and even crosses, are not really cheap. We paid $1200 for my Bashkir Curly X Arabian mare as a unbroke five year old seven years ago.
 
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