I've gotten the impression that Dreamhorse has a very high volume - maybe (from what you're saying) not a lot of actual sale success though? Have you found both sights (Dreamhorse and Agdirect) to be useful for all types of horses, or certain types in particular?
I think dreamhorse has pretty good sale success. From a buyer's standpoint it has great "search-ability." I feel like their search criteria makes it easier to find what I want. I like equine.com as well.
I think Equine.com is very good. Not as many tire kickers as dreamhorse, but mainly people looking for horses under 10k. Warmbloods-for-sale.com is another good one. This one doesn't have as much traffic, but more serious buyers willing to spend more money.
I've really only ever searched for h/j horses on dreamhorse and its nice because you can search pretty specifically. dont even bother with agdirect because like i said it has changed and its really not good anymore.
I have listed horses on equine.com, horsetopia, dreamhorse, warmbloods-for-sale.com, and bigeq. I think overall equine.com has, hands down, generated the most serious buyers. For higher end horse I like warmbloods-for-sale.com, bigeq, and equine.com (I would also highly recommend the exchange). Horsetopia has been fairly good with generating inquiries but not like equine.com. I seldom get any hits on dreamhorse and personally think the site looks dumpy. It has nice search features but doesn't have aesthetic appeal.
I would say the best are defenatly BigEq.com and Exchangehunterjumper.com they tend to have tons of nice horses/ponys but if you looking for lower quality i would say equine.com is the best to go to they have tons of great horses for sale on there that i have tons of friends you have sold horses through there.
I dont think dreamhorse.com i good personally its hard to find anything on there...
Equine.com seems like a very popular choice. Has anyone had experience (positive or negative) with Equine.com's different packages? Specifically, has anyone used the "Guaranteed Ad"?
Your horse sells or we'll refund every penny!
The Best Deal Available:
- 24 photos and 3 video links
- Featured on our homepage! ($330 value!)
- Appears above all other ads
for 6 months
I have used dreamhorse and equine in the past (all for TB's or warmbloods, mostly foal to five year old and all $12K or under) and I had no luck at all with equine. I had a lot of tirekickers (responses) with dreamhorse, and a few actual visits. A friend of mine just sold her horse ($7500) on dreamhorse.
We have a really good local (Northern California, Nevada) website that I've had the most luck with. I think all the ones I've sold have sold off that site. I bought three of my last four from the breeder, but the one that I didn't buy from the breeder came off the local site as well.
I really don't care for the search options on warmbloods-for-sale and bigeq seemed expensive to me to just try without knowing how much interest there'd be in prospects on it. Plus it seems mostly like an East Coast site... but I haven't checked it out in a while.
arabianhorses.org is where most of the people i know have advertised But it is pretty specific.. only arabians and half-arabians, and since that's what I like.. it works. (any age, discipline, price range etc. since it's linked to the online pedigree database, it's nice if you are looking for a particular bloodline, you can find the horses for sale from there too).