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  1. #1
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    Default Pricing Questions for a Novice Horse

    Looking for any ideas on what would be the appropriate price range for a friend who needs to sell her novice horse.

    He's a a small (15h) 7 year old who is doing novice, but not at rated shows. He's more of a super lazy youth or beginner horse. He could also be a dressage or hunter type horse, if someone wanted to. And he can pack a beginner around the intro levels. A beginner can get on a jump over anything on him, loose reins and whatever. I don't really think he could go much higher in eventing, since his natural tendency is to be a kickalong. He usually wins in dressage.

    He's just a great minded all around type horse who happens to do well at the lower levels of eventing because thats what his rider does.

    So what do you think?



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    Depending on your location, I'd say 5-10k for a young, kid-proof novice packer, although it would help if he did some recognized stuff so people could look up a record. If he's stylish enough to do hunters and can pack around 2'6 - 3' then maybe more.



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    Where is the horse located? What does he look like? How many Novice events has he done? An attractive, well mannered horse with a good competition record in an area of the country with a lot of events is quite marketable. He will fetch more money than an unattractive cribber who did one unrecognized Novice at an event that no one has heard of.



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    "So what do you think?"

    I think I'd like him for myself.


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