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I have a fully broke, 4-year-old, red, appaloosa/quarter cross with great conformation. He is a registered POA (Pony of America) at 14.2 hands. He is well tempered and gets along with all other horses. Not great for farrier but he loads, catches, and ties well. He currently jumps up to 1'8 but is expected to get up to 3'2+. He is very mature and acts well beyond his age.
What do you guys think I could sell him for? We bought him for 2,500 when he was very green and since then he has had extensive training for 9 months. He is a great hunter/jumper and eventing horse. He has shown well in flat-work and jumping and is very flashy. He likes speed and is great at all gaits. Needs work on picking up the correct lead on his right side.
What should I list him for? I love him and wish I didn't have to sell him but finances have gotten complicated and I have to.
Let me know. Thanks!
 

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He is papered under the name Frosted Equity but goes by the name Captain Crunch or Captain for short.
 

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Around here, that would probably go for $3,500+, more or less depending on what level rider he is suitable for and how pretty he is.
 

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In my limited knowledge, this may be a hard horse to sell, if you're selling him for show jumping. He's four years old and 14.2 Does he have a permanent pony card? Because if he grows one more centimeter he'd have to compete against must larger horses. You'd have to find someone willing to take the chance that he isn't going to grow any more.
 
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I have a fully broke, 4-year-old, red, appaloosa/quarter cross with great conformation. He is a registered POA (Pony of America) at 14.2 hands. He is well tempered and gets along with all other horses.
What do you mean by "fully broke"? He sounds very cute and fun. Price is dependent on many factors including area you are in, what disciplines are in prevalant in your area that he would be suited for & what level of rider he is suited for.
 

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What do you mean by "fully broke"? He sounds very cute and fun. Price is dependent on many factors including area you are in, what disciplines are in prevalant in your area that he would be suited for & what level of rider he is suited for.
By that I mean he is broke for all gaits and he rides well and western and english disciplines. He is well trained and easy to teach new things. I am also in Utah and he is great for any level rider. He could be a beginner/lesson horse with his current training but he could also learn much more and turn into a great horse for an advanced rider.
 

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In my limited knowledge, this may be a hard horse to sell, if you're selling him for show jumping. He's four years old and 14.2 Does he have a permanent pony card? Because if he grows one more centimeter he'd have to compete against must larger horses. You'd have to find someone willing to take the chance that he isn't going to grow any more.
He currently doesn't as that has to wait till he's 6. However, I am not trying to sell him as a jumper I just wanted to point out that he jumps very well and loves it.
 

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Around here, that would probably go for $3,500+, more or less depending on what level rider he is suitable for and how pretty he is.
He could be great for any rider as I said in another comment. With his current training, he could be a lesson horse for beginner to intermediate riders but with a little more work he could be great for regional showing and more advanced riders. I am in Utah btw! He is beautiful red and cream colored Appaloosa with a red mane and tail and a gorgeous conformation!
 

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By that I mean he is broke for all gaits and he rides well and western and english disciplines. He is well trained and easy to teach new things. I am also in Utah and he is great for any level rider. He could be a beginner/lesson horse with his current training but he could also learn much more and turn into a great horse for an advanced rider.
Looking at dream horse, POAs that are started/showing are going from $2500-$7500. The $7500 was an Iowa gelding that is now 5 who was shown all last year by an adult and youth & was a pretty bay with an apply blanket.

If your horse can independently move his body parts (shoulders, HQ), can change leads (flying), I would say a good price would be in the middle to lower ($5k-$3k) of that pricing; more if he actually had show experience and placed well. Of course it also depends on how much in demand POAs/smaller horses are in demand in UT (unless you plan on posting him for sale outside of UT as well). He may or may not go for what you price him at. You just have to decide if someone offered you less, if you would take it.
 

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See what similar horses in your area are selling for on some of the horse sales pages like equinenow.com...


It is dead of winter and that is going to hurt as most don't buy now...another month or so and his worth would be more as use of the animal suddenly is appealing.
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Impossible to say. It varies a lot by region and can vary depending on other factors like the economy, availability of hay in your area, etc. etc. I think HLG is right. You need to look at what comparable horses go for in your area.
 

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I would say (and I could be wrong) that you should start at a reasonable price that you think would be best. Just from the information you are giving me I would say $5000??? Also see what other horsey people around think, if you don’t get any buyers than lower your price. But it definitely depends on your area and how much food for horses is available there. Again I am definitely not 100% sure about it, but like ‘horselovingguy’ said have a look at similar horses for sale in your area😊.
 

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The main limit to selling him, from your description, is his height -- your market is children and small adults who prefer small horses (in all the english disciplines the large majority of people want 16 hands and up). Because he is young, many parents are going to pass him by as not settled enough for a child, rightly or wrongly. Neither of these things are a mark against him, they just are going to narrow your market, which can translate into a slower sale or a lower price or both.

In an upscale area with a lot of Pony Club activity, you might get $10 -12 K for him if he is pretty, flashy-marked, scopey, and as well-trained as you say. In a less affluent area with little demand you might end up with $3500. I think that would be your range.

I would put him up for sale in the Spring when he is all slicked out, and advertise him more widely than just your local area. Get some good, clear, edited video of him -- bad video is worse than none. Very well-done conformation photos on flat ground, show-groomed. This is going to attract more and better buyers. Good luck!
 

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I would if mine get some shows done with him where he is known to be for sale...
Winning classes and being seen are very good ways of increasing traffic coming to see him.

If he is registered POA, papers in hand and ready for transfer, advertise him as such.
To a youth competitor interested in breed showing he is worth more than just to anyone cause he can do the breed shows...

As said, good videos, great conformation pictures, a slick and neat as a pin presentation ....
You need to bring interest and generate it...
Get him seen...

There is a big difference in what a horse who is slicked and clean, prepped for best appearing and yanking the animal from the backyard setting being scruffy, dirty, fuzzy and ....is worth and valued at.
Presentation, "what he looks like" has much to do with value people see...
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