The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    708

    Default Price Help

    I plan on selling my horse in the near future. What is a good way to determine the listing price? Thanks.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2012
    Location
    The Part of TN in the Wrong Time Zone
    Posts
    1,916

    Default

    More details than this.
    Ask an honest trainer for their opinion, someone that has no investment in what you sell the horse for. COTH will generally give you a good ballpark for a horse if you post more details.
    .אני יכול לעשות הכל על ידי אלוהים



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 18, 2003
    Location
    Brenham, TX
    Posts
    4,711

    Default

    Ask your trainer and also look on the internet for horses that are similar and see what price they are listed at. It can be tricky because a horse is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay and there are SO many factors (age, size, location, temperament, soundness, etc.)
    Triple J Ranch Sporthorses
    www.triplejsporthorse.com
    Member - OMGiH I LOFF my mare(s) clique



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    708

    Default

    OTTB Mare, no previous injuries or lameness, 15.2, marish (attitude) but easy to handle. Not a beginner horse, very forward. Lightly started over fences. 7 yrs.

    Scared that this will sound as an advertisement, it's not, she isn't ready for sale yet at all!



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    708

    Default

    Being realistic, I believe she is worth $1000 or so in this condition, possibly less. However, she is adorable and a good to very good mover, so I feel with correct training she could be worth more. At this point because I know I want to sell her I have to decide to risk putting her in training ($$) and getting a higher sale price for her or cutting my "losses" and sell her as is at the lower price.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2012
    Location
    The Part of TN in the Wrong Time Zone
    Posts
    1,916

    Default

    lead change? cute mover? good jumper? hunter, eq, or jumper? scope?
    .אני יכול לעשות הכל על ידי אלוהים



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug. 18, 2003
    Location
    Brenham, TX
    Posts
    4,711

    Default

    15.2, not a kids horse and marish are going to be the biggest obstacles to selling her, IMHO. She would probably need a few successful shows at the local level before you can ask much over $3,000 for her.

    Edited to add: Lead change will make a big difference, as will her jumping style. However, 15.2 and marish are big obstacles to overcome.
    Triple J Ranch Sporthorses
    www.triplejsporthorse.com
    Member - OMGiH I LOFF my mare(s) clique



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    708

    Default

    More info: Starting ulcer meds next week to see if that helps with her marishness. Yes lead change, its pretty easy. She has great form over fences, no she isn't going to knock anyone dead but she is cute and would be very competitive on the flat and over fences at local shows.

    I would also say that I really think with some experience she could be a competitive child's show horse. She is super easy to deal with on the ground, the only time she is marish really is when you are in her stall with her untied.



Similar Threads

  1. what price lay-ups?
    By ridexc in forum Racing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: May. 13, 2011, 12:04 PM
  2. Appropriate asking price??
    By remedyroo in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan. 18, 2010, 05:14 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Nov. 20, 2009, 09:55 PM
  4. When is the price NOT the price?
    By bevs_stuff in forum Off Course
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: Feb. 19, 2009, 11:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •