Where are all the top quality hunter foals in the US???
I'm an adult ami who has been searching for a 1-2 year old, unbroke TOP hunter prospect and have been very disappointed in what I've found out there...
The prices are outrageous and several of the better moving ones have had OCD lesions. What's up??? I thought the market was SOFT but I haven't found a sigle baby out there of good quality for less than 15K. I originally was only looking at fillies since I'd eventually like to breed down the line but after exhausting every internet site and personal contact I have, had to open my search up to geldings.
I'm finding breeders are NOT willing to negotiate either. I realize that it costs a lot to raise youngsters but if you are asking 15-
17K for a yearling and won't come down a grand to help with shipping costs, how motivated are you to sell?
Can someone tell me if I'm going to have to fork-over 25K to find a suitable baby now? I need ami brain, good looks and good movement and average size. What is the fair market value for an unbroke 2 year old???