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What Time Of year Do People Start the Search For A New Horse?

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  • What Time Of year Do People Start the Search For A New Horse?

    Traditionally, when do people begin to shop for that new partner for the show ring? Is the new year a time that folks begin to look at what is for sale? When do they tend to get serious about trying horses or making the purchase?

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    Now. I have sold four horses in the past month, have another one with some serious interest. This is typically when I sell the most horses, from October thru March. I market horses year round as a large part of my business.
    www.shawneeacres.net

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    • #3
      The end of the show season through winter, typically. Usually starting in August when kids are heading off to college, and continuing through WEF.

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      • #4
        Although I've still not re-adapted to cold east coast winters, I'm looking actively now. Traveling would be more pleasant in the spring and summer but I'd like to have a new horsey partner to show then

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        • #5
          I started a month after the season ended, so in November. At first I was not sure what I was looking for but now we have decided what we want. We tried a few out over the past month.

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          • #6
            After show season is over, depending on where you are that time frame can range from Sept to Nov 30. Especially for an adult/kids horse.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Touch~of~Gold
              I found a new home for my retired hunter, so the search begins now. The horse i'm leasing is a month to month lease, so it ends December 31. My trainer found a few horses for me in Wellington, I will be there in a few weeks to try them out, so hopefully one of them will be right for me
              Good luck! It's always exciting to try a new horse
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              • #8
                I sell most of my horses in November-February. So currently.
                Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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                • #9
                  we bought and sold our last "set" of next step up horses and ponies in late september through early november.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HunterRider992 View Post
                    The end of the show season through winter, typically. Usually starting in August when kids are heading off to college, and continuing through WEF.
                    This is what we've found as well.
                    Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                    Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

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                    • #11
                      Start during the show season so you can see the horse in the show ring. Many people know that they are selling at the end of the season, so you can usually keep an eye on horses that are coming up for sale. Sometimes trying a few horses helps you narrow your criteria to what you really really want; or sometimes you need to broaden your horizons if you can't afford what you really really want. Plus, early networking can get you first dibs on the nicer horses that come up for sale in the fall - the good sellers will remember you and contact you if something comes their way that they think you will be interested in.
                      Man plans. God laughs.

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                      • #12
                        We seem to get the most interest from Fall through early Spring.
                        Patty
                        www.rivervalefarm.com
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