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  1. #1
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    Default 5 ponies sold in the past couple weeks. Things picking up for others?

    Five ponies have found wonderful new homes in the past few weeks, and I have other that was spoken for today, and everything will be finalized in the next few days. Another one is in the works, and sounds serious, but isn't quite "there" yet....

    I seem to be getting lots of inquiries. How are things for other breeders? I feel like the market is picking up -- or at least on my end!
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    Inquiries have picked up. Not SALES yet but at least someone is calling. For the past year there had been nada...........so at least that is better.......



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    I have had inquiries and farm visits all summer. A couple of deals were very close to being finalized and fell apart (changed circumstances of buyer). I have a few more in the works and pulled one horse from the market as I am keeping her to develop myself.



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    I sold a broodmare recently Rideagoldenpony...if you hear of anyone looking for a Mardi-WB cross...send them my way. Movado really turned out to be a stunner and another premium Weser-Ems foal for Mardi!
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    Things have been picking up for us. We sell young horses (2 and under) and a broodmare or two. Usually we don't sell that many during the summer, but have sold 16 over the last 3-4 months. Mostly regional (NC, VA, MD, PA, OH) but also as far as Canada and FL.

    Last fall and winter we had NO visits and our October auction was dismal, but we've had potenital buyers coming pretty regularly over the last two months.
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    I have the same impression; hopefully it will continue. I recently sold a 2009 foal, and have had inquiries on in-uteros and a yearling. I currently have what seems like a serious inquiry on a 3 year old and am waiting on a signed sales contract. I'm in the same boat; no interest throughout the spring, but the last few weeks have really picked up.
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    Things have definitely picked up. Many inquiries and two sales this week.



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    I sold both of mine that were for sale this summer. One filly I posted in July sold in less that 3 weeks for a very nice price to a SUPER show home (I couldn't ask for a better show home actually!)



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    We've had a lot of interest in our sales horses recently, probably the most since maybe summer of 07? So it definitely seems like it's picking up to us.
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    BUt what about prices??? ARe you selling them below there value to move them or are you getting a nice price???
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    Quote Originally Posted by showponies View Post
    BUt what about prices??? ARe you selling them below there value to move them or are you getting a nice price???
    Good prices on all of them.
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    Good prices.



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    Quote Originally Posted by showponies View Post
    BUt what about prices??? ARe you selling them below there value to move them or are you getting a nice price???
    Asking price, so far, which I feel are good prices.
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    We've had lots of inquiries, 3 sales and also sold an in-utero...good prices, seems about the same as any other year.



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    Yep, I agree . . . I sold one of my solid paints just out of the blue . . . got a decent price, he got a great home . . . . seems like things are picking up a little!!



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    Just sold a 09 filly for VERY good money (from Benidetto) in Germany but to US client. Sold a 2 year old last month and a 2 year old 2 weeks ago. Have people come look at colt this weekend. All for asking price.
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    Glad things are looking up for people. Just curious, Gretchen, where have you had the most success advertising would you say?



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    Glad to hear things are picking up in some regions.

    Are you guys finding that people from out of your area are flying in to look/buy or are these local buyers for you?



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    I would say yes--there has been a sudden increase. Hope it continues.
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    I'm not a big-time breeder, only a couple of foals once in a while. I have for sale one 2 y.o. and a 3 y.o., both large ponies, both advertised. Well priced, and not even a little nibbling. Nothing. *Sigh*
    I hope the economy keeps picking up so I can sell these two.



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