I'm trying to find out what would be a good price to see my horse for. I have only owned her for about 4 months and I love her to death but she is more then my sister and I can handle under saddle. She needs an intermediate to advanced rider. She is pretty spooky and has a habit of trotting off before you get both your feet in the stirrups. She takes a bit or can be ridding with a hackamore. Rides bareback, English and western. We have only been working her in the round pen but her last owner said she rode her up and down the road. When we went the first time to meet her I rode her bare back in the wide open with a hackamore and she was fine. She loves to trot all the time. She has a very smooth trot and with some encuragement she will canter just fine. She is 14 years old, black and white Tobiano with one blue eye and one brown eye born and raise for the first 6 years of her life in Canada. APHA registered. She is very sweet to work with on the ground. She will stand for hours while you groom her(I should know since I groom her for about 1-2 hours every day 5 days a week. She likes to be messy and I like a clean horse.) She does tend to walk in front of you but she is normally really good about respecting your space. She is good with kids, dogs, other horses, but she is afraid of goats. The person we got her from used her as a broodmare for 2 years and had said she had been a broodmare for years before that. She is a proven broodmare to several foals. Has been tested negative for carrying the deadly white gene. She is 14.2 HH. She has a rabies, strangles shot, strangles booster, recently had her feet trimmed (she is bare foot), but will need her teeth done soon. The vet said she is still sound for breeding. She may be 14 years old but she has the energy of a 3-4 year old horse. She does not have sway back and is very compact built. I hate to see her go but my sister and I need more of a beginners horse.
Well with her age you may be able to sell her for anywhere from $400-$600 and again it depends on the area you live in and also what season it is right before summer and winter horses are cheaper cause it takes more to maintain them!!!
Lets be honest here, horse prices are in the dumpster everywhere and a lot of horses who are well broke are having trouble finding homes. I would put her on craigslist with an honest estimate of how much work she needs. I am guessing that even registered she is going to be lucky to bring $500 unless she had some terrific bloodlines.
The price will depend on the area, deffinately. I live in KY and the prices of horses start to rise in Spring and early summer, because a lot of people start riding. Just check the prices at local sales and that can help you determine what you should sell harse like yours for. Good luck!
To honestly answer your ad I must tell you that I have a APHA jumper/hunter/eventer and dressage horse that does second level. We travel the East Coast, she has a proven show record, proven broodmare and has a USDF performance certificate. She is also 14.2 hands and 13 years old.
MY horse in this current market would net me about $3,500 if I was lucky even though she was appraised at $10,000 two years ago.
It doesn't sound like your horse is fully trained and you would be LUCKY to find her a great home for free where you know she wouldn't be sent to auction. You might be able to get $500 but I would worry about where she would end up. Sorry but it's a horrible year for horse owners.
I agree with the 500ish range. Its hard to tell with out a picture.. But as a comparison..
I bought a rising 3 year old stunning tb mare. Great conformation, floaty movement will be well over 16hh and has 30 days training for 250.00 and it was only that high because here in Canada we still have kill buyers.
Has this horse come from a PMU farm? Sounds like she has been breed many times. I would only sell her to someone who would NOT breed her anymore. Yes, horse prices are way down, even a "free horse" to a "forever" home is hard to find. Just be careful out there. Try the Paint Horse Assoc. to sell her. Good luck. :)
They way things are right now, even well broke horses are selling for peanuts. My advice to you: Since you say you love the horse to death, Have an experienced horseperson over to evaluate the mare, & take some lessons.
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Horse prices do suck right now. I paid $1800 for a large beautiful gray registered Thoroughbred mare, she wasn't working out. I tried for over a year to sell her and I took less than $300. Think of all I spent in that year on her care, when I was trying to sell her.
Horses that would have been in the $7000-10,000 range (Championship winning horses) are going for $3500-5000.
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For insurance purposes, horses are valued at how much you paid for them plus any training that was put into them.
Realistically, your horse isn't really worth alot, probably a few hundred bucks. To give you an idea, check out craigslist and see how many dead broke registered horses are selling for five or six hundred dollars.
Four months is not an adequate amount of time for your horse to fully adjust to her new home and to you. And if she doesn't see you as the boss, she will test you as often as she can. Hire someone to come out and evaluate her and offer you some advice on how you can make your relationship with her better.
Work her as well as trying to ride. She's been doing whatever she wants and not having to work for several years, you should expect that she will be resistant.
You should never purchase a horse that is above your riding level, that being said, you shouldn't treat them as disposable items either. There are other options than just throwing your hands up because you've hit a bump in the road.