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Price for a horse??

Post  roseyg on Tue May 05, 2009 1:17 pm

In today's market what would a reasonable price be for a 16 year old well seasoned horse? He is 15 hh. neck reins, is a Standard Bred, has lots of pick up and go let, doesn't spook at anything and is an all round great horse. Any suggestions?
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Post  EquineAlberta on Tue May 05, 2009 3:15 pm

How is his canter/lope? How is he on trails? Do you have a video? Your location is going to be a factor in pricing him unless you have someone up there interested. Not many people want to drive to Fort Mac. good time of year though to sell a safe/well trained horse, but most (non-show) people seem to be looking in the under $1500.00 range...which to me seems low for a well trained horse, but that seems to be the market right now!

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Post  roseyg on Tue May 05, 2009 3:24 pm

We do have someone interested up this way. Friends of friends kinda thing. They know the horse as well. Their daughter use to come and ride with mine. I think I would take a loss to the right people rather then hold out and break even. We paid $2500.00 for him and I think I would let him go for $200.00 does that sound fair. He is a safe horse and great on trails. Spirited but dependable if you know what you are doing. Very respectful when he knows your boss.
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Post  Gallamist on Tue May 05, 2009 5:16 pm

Did you mean 200 or 2000?
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Post  JezzaBella on Tue May 05, 2009 5:57 pm

I think based on the info here 2500.00 isn't unreasonable, because your willing to go down to 2000.00 even better. I'm sure you'll find a great home for him if he's sound, sane and sweet. The three s's I go by LOL.
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Post  roseyg on Tue May 05, 2009 9:01 pm

Yes, I meant 2000.00.
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Post  EquineAlberta on Tue May 05, 2009 9:44 pm

Sound fair and reasonible to me, particularly if they can try him a few times...to me that adds value to a horse!

good luck finding him a new home that your daughter is comfortable with!

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Post  Gallamist on Wed May 06, 2009 7:37 am

I think that 2000 is very reasonable for him. Providing he is sound, healthy and sane.
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Post  roseyg on Wed May 06, 2009 8:35 am

Gallamist, some days I'm not sure about the sane part but he is healthy and sound! Laughing
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Post  Gallamist on Wed May 06, 2009 11:44 am

LOL it's ok... Some days i'm not sure about MY sanity!...hahahah

I think your price is quite reasonable. There are people out there looking for horses just for pleasure/trail riding that don't need the horse to be able to jump 3feet or do a 30foot sliding stop but, they are all priced to high for just a trail horse. Wink

I sold a mare just before christmas that was not broke to ride, BS Paint, excellent ground manners with all the ground work. Was backed a few times and sold her for 1000 bucks. So I think your price is within decent asking price. Smile
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Post  Gypsy_Vanner on Wed May 06, 2009 3:11 pm

$1800-$2000 for a horse geting up there. He's good age though so you might be able to get more.
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Post  FehrGroundRanch on Thu May 07, 2009 4:03 pm

Sixteen is a good age, it seems to be that alot of people want a horse between 10-18 just because they are more dependable. If he were mine I would probably ask $2500 for him with the option to put the price down to the right home! Good luck selling him!
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Post  dreamalittledream on Fri May 08, 2009 1:13 am

I don't want to be the bad guy here, or give anyone the impression that I don't like standardbreds...but the reality is standardbreds are not a really popular breed.
People misunderstand or just don't realize their versatility.

I think that in todays market you may have a tough time getting $2000.00 for him. Not that hes not worth it, its that standardbred thing, people have to see them & ride them too appreciate them. I was lucky I got to know some a few years ago & they were honest & true horses, I Loved working with them.
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