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Pricing question :)

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    What would you expect to pay for this horse: 8 year old, 16.3hh thoroughbred gelding. He is currently in training and going wonderful. He has excellent ground manners, VERY responsive to cues, goes in a loose ring snaffle. Leg yields, auto changes and jumping small courses. No show miles and we are located in Florida.

  • #2
    How would you rate his movement? Jumping style? What level of rider is he to be marketed for?


    • Original Poster

      Excellent mover with a lot of scope over fences. He requires an experienced rider as he is sensitive to cues, but not hot.


      • #4
        2k to 10k depends on how fancy. Requiring an experience rider narrows the field alot and hasn't shown I'd really say 3k around here.
        Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


        • #5
          2k seems a little low to me. I would go more 5-10k depending on his scope


          • #6
            Is he a junior hunter prospect? Childrens? High Performance? Does his have the ability to be a top contender even as a tb? There's a lot of factors that could make or break a price. I'd say anywhere between 5-18k depending on the true quality of the horse in question.


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              • #8
                Idk about fl. Here you can get a decent easy going ottb jumping small courses with no shows for 2 to 3k

                Examples With show records

                Jumping small courses no show records

                Then the show record with good results and nice horse

                So in my area they are all over the place but it really depends if they have been in the ring yet or not
                Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                • #9
                  There are a lot of horses like this available for $3-5K.


                  • Original Poster

                    He's a beautiful mover, can be a little lazy under saddle and will definitely be a youth mount. Free lunged over 4' fences with tons of scope and over jumps. No video right now. I really feel like he's got the potential to do anything and is so super sweet on the ground. It's very hard for me to ride him cause I'm on 5'1".


                    • Original Poster

                      Oh, and I'm working on putting weight and muscle on him


                      • #12
                        Does he have lead changes? Auto/easy/or not 100%? That will be a big factor in pricing.

                        He is nice looking, and a good size. Assuming a great jump and an auto change I'd say maybe 5-7.5k depending on the market. Changes if the rider sets the horse up properly maybe in the 4-5k range. Without changes and a show record you're looking at market value of 1-3k for a restarted OTTB that is w/t/c/started o/f.


                        • #13
                          Trying to sell a nice horse in a crappy market

                          wrong place!


                          • Original Poster

                            Auto changes. After reading everyone's opinions I think I have him priced just right, I'm debating keeping him and showing him a little then listing him. He's a nice horse and such a sweetheart, just difficult for me to ride cause of our size difference.


                            • #15
                              If he gets a little show record with some good placing that will help with the price going up.
                              Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Jhorne89 View Post
                                Oh, and I'm working on putting weight and muscle on him
                                FWIW, he does not look like he needs to have weight put on to me. He's cute.


                                • #17
                                  He is a heavier type of TB, not the super fancy, breedy TB who turns heads.

                                  That is good news and bad news. One one hand is is "just a plain brown horse". On the other hand, he could pass as a WB.

                                  I might stop promoting him as a TB and start calling him an American bred horse.
                                  "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                  Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by Lord Helpus View Post
                                    He is a heavier type of TB, not the super fancy, breedy TB who turns heads.

                                    That is good news and bad news. One one hand is is "just a plain brown horse". On the other hand, he could pass as a WB.

                                    I might stop promoting him as a TB and start calling him an American bred horse.
                                    He has a lip tattoo I thought about that as well.


                                    • #19
                                      nothing wrong with marketing him as a TB. Someone could show him in the TB classes as well as other classes