Horse Pricing Question (Sorry!)
Posting under an alter again just because some people on here do know the horse and I don't want it to come off of as advertising. I have had some recent interest in a project horse that I got off the track and have gotten mixed opinions on how to price him. The details:
He is 5 year olds, 16.1h and sound. Been off the track a year and under saddle about 9 months. SUPER easy push flat ride...as in 100% beginner safe/bombproof. We use him for walk/trot lessons with absolute beginners. Has very good flatwork (counter canters, leg yields, etc.) Cute mover (has gotten some very good hack ribbons in good but not amazing company) and cute jumper. Not sensitive or hot in the least.
He's jumping 2'6'' courses with fairly automatic changes. He is still green over fences. He is brave, no spook whatsoever, and will cart a greener rider around a cross-rail course but needs a more confident rider to set him up for him to get all his spots (he likes to lengthen and get on his shoulder.) Good feet and goes barefoot behind, and super easy to handle/load/clip/etc. This is in upstate NY.
So how would you price this horse? And my other question is how much would his price increase if he went to some rated shows (he's done a few local ones and done very well) and got good ribbons in the 2'6''? Thanks!