Finding a Quality Home for your horse...give away, cheap, or ?
I'm not 'advertising', I just need feedback before making a decision on what exactly I am going to do.
I am planning on moving and making some pretty extreme changes in the next year or so. I need to brush up on my education and am going to be taking classes and saving all that I can for the move.
I have a horse, that I know I probably will not be able to take with me. The expense of moving across country, added to the stresses of having a horse right now just do not make sense. You see ads online for 'cheap' horses all the time. The thought seems to be, if you are asking for a small amount of $, you might have a chance of getting a better home than if you advertised as free.
I have never gone right out and advertised a horse for free. The last time I gave away a horse, it was to a relative. So aside from on the giveaways here, where else would be a good place to advertise a horse for free? Or free lease? What's the best way to screen potential new owners? A friend was interested in her but it's been a few weeks since I told her I'd give her away so I'm not sure that she's really interested, and I don't want to keep asking so I'm going to go ahead and figure something else out.
Horse is sound but has hi/lo in front so she requires a good farrier and fitted saddle. Not an easy sale, much less giveaway. And if I do decide to keep her, what is the going rate, per mile, for transport? I've checked out a few of the transport sites and when I put in my info and "where to" I got a phone call early one morning seeing if I was still looking to move the horse. I wasn't awake and wasn't completely alert and I said no and got the butt chewing of a life over having an ad up that I didn't really need. :rolleyes: All I really want is an approximate cost to see how much it would cost to move a horse about 900 miles.
Thanks for reading/suggestions!