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What's the hardest kind of horse to sell?

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  • #21
    Originally posted by SarEQ View Post
    How about a 14.3 20 year old chestnut mare that is green broke, off and on NQR, sensitive and hot headed enough to be a pro ride, but very unathletic and lacking talent, with health issues that require special care, and an attitude that doesnt make her a fun ride, and who has been known to bite, kick, and flip?

    Would that be COTH's least sellable horse?

    We could add that she requires special shoeing and cribs if that helps her case.
    Originally posted by Simkie View Post
    I'd toss in unregistered and unbreedable there, too, if we're building the worst-case scenario.
    And stands around with her head down and ears pinned back all the time, daring anyone come close, horse, human or any other critter.

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    • #22
      with a BLUE EYE.

      creeps me out.
      Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.

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      • #23
        The lame kind.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by SarEQ View Post
          How about a 14.3 20 year old chestnut mare that is green broke, off and on NQR, sensitive and hot headed enough to be a pro ride, but very unathletic and lacking talent, with health issues that require special care, and an attitude that doesnt make her a fun ride, and who has been known to bite, kick, and flip?

          Would that be COTH's least sellable horse?

          We could add that she requires special shoeing and cribs if that helps her case.
          Give here heaves and chronic lymphagitis so that her hind legs have to be wrapped 24/7 and you have a deal. Oh, how about some navicular with an expensive shoeing prescription?
          The armchair saddler
          Politically Pro-Cat

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          • #25
            The hardest horse to sell is whatever it is I'm trying to sell.

            I would guess an older unbroke lame gelding that's an ugly color. If it's a pretty color someone, somewhere will still want it.

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            • #26
              The one you don't want to sell...
              "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."

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              • #27
                dead, I have always have had to pay to get them removed

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                • #28
                  The one you bought the day before you lost your job.
                  One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf

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                  • #29
                    One with vices (bites, kicks, overall attitude). Personal experience with this, my horse is brilliant under saddle, willing and brave. But you tell the person he bites and out the door everything goes :/ I've gotten used to him, we have a mutual respect, but tell someone a horse doesn't like to be pet and it's a tie breaker.

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                    • #30
                      Pasture ornaments, especially younger ones.
                      My blog: Crackerdog Farm

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by clanter View Post
                        dead, I have always have had to pay to get them removed
                        LOL, you beat me to it.

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by clanter View Post
                          dead, I have always have had to pay to get them removed
                          We have a winner.

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by gaitedincali View Post
                            The hardest horse to sell is whatever it is I'm trying to sell.

                            I would guess an older unbroke lame gelding that's an ugly color. If it's a pretty color someone, somewhere will still want it.
                            Oh ye of little faith . . . "I have up for sale a registered twh mare. She is sorrel and about 13 hands tall. She has been used as a broodmare but is broke to ride. She is bred to a BLUE ROAN!! " and the pic? the BLUE ROAN!! Guess, just guess, what breed she is. http://lexington.craigslist.org/grd/3567038157.html

                            I have to admit that even a BLUE ROAN!! is hard to sell when it's dead. (Unless it's only restin'.)
                            Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                            Incredible Invisible

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                            • #34
                              One of the sales barns I went to told me they never accepted chestnuts because no one wanted them. Couldn't give them away.
                              In memory of Apache, who loved to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZAqeg7HyE

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by mvp View Post
                                Give here heaves and chronic lymphagitis so that her hind legs have to be wrapped 24/7 and you have a deal. Oh, how about some navicular with an expensive shoeing prescription?
                                Don't forget that she's IR and also had EPM last year.

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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by SarEQ View Post
                                  How about a 14.3 20 year old chestnut mare that is green broke, off and on NQR, sensitive and hot headed enough to be a pro ride, but very unathletic and lacking talent, with health issues that require special care, and an attitude that doesnt make her a fun ride, and who has been known to bite, kick, and flip?

                                  Would that be COTH's least sellable horse?

                                  We could add that she requires special shoeing and cribs if that helps her case.

                                  For the win, Sar!
                                  "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                                  ---
                                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

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                                  • #37
                                    You guys are making me feel a lot better... I've got the pro ride, unsound (but has stumped the vet and farrier about what the actual problem is and is lamer than he should be on paper), requiring special shoeing, hasn't really worked for two years (which suits him just fine), pain in the butt with his herdmates but is fancy and talented gelding.

                                    I don't get what this thing is about chestnuts. Setting aside all the prejudices, there is nothing more stunning that a shinier than a copper penny chestnut with lots of chrome...

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                                    • #38
                                      My limited experience, a big bodied 14h mare. Adults assumed they needed bigger and she was too big for little bitty kiddos whose parents were looking for something that would last awhile (she was a saint with the little bitty kiddos though).

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by ybiaw View Post
                                        with a BLUE EYE.

                                        creeps me out.
                                        Aww, well if you don't want any - send them my way! I love me some blue eyes!

                                        No bald faces though. *bleck*
                                        Veni vidi vici. With a paint pony, nonetheless.

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
                                          You guys are making me feel a lot better... I've got the pro ride, unsound (but has stumped the vet and farrier about what the actual problem is and is lamer than he should be on paper), requiring special shoeing, hasn't really worked for two years (which suits him just fine), pain in the butt with his herdmates but is fancy and talented gelding.

                                          I don't get what this thing is about chestnuts. Setting aside all the prejudices, there is nothing more stunning that a shinier than a copper penny chestnut with lots of chrome...
                                          In qh, chestnuts are a dime a dozen and so many buyers today want COLOR!.

                                          Color drives the market today as one of the main requirements, much else second.
                                          Just read thru COTH to see that reflected even here.

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