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Re: [RC] selling horses - Chris Paus

ahahaha, had no idea you were pushing hot buttons, eh? LOL....
You'll have to use your best judgment how to proceed. If it won't cost you too much to hang on to her until someone meets your price, then do it. If the overhead is going to be a burden, then lower your price, but not a lot. One thing I've learned is that if horses are priced too low, people wonder what's wrong with them, LOL..
Of course everyone hopes to find a "Cash' and make some cash, but in reality, those rags to riches stories are few and far between.

nickiyoung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Getting back to my original question - are we better off selling the mare for whatever we can get now or do you think with more riding we would have a better chance of selling her for $3000+ later? It easily costs $50-150/month to keep a horse if nothing goes wrong. The mare has had no bad experiences, just limited experiences off the farm. She is safe, ties, bathes, trailers great, crosses water, OK with traffic and dogs etc just needs miles. This is not a broken horse or a throw away. Her sire's get that have tried endurance have ALL top tenned rides, the 3 that did much endurance all ended up ranked for the year, one was the best horse I will EVER own. Everyone says they want to find the cheap prospect that they can then go on to win the world with (like Kanavy's Cash) but apparently no one wants to put the effort into doing it. I have never paid over $2500 for a horse other than our stallion but I knew I was getting what I was paying for.....green prospects that I then did something with. Most everyone that calls us wants the proven 100 mile horse for the prospect price. Maybe I will start riding this mare and then laugh at the people who called and did not even want to look at her, once she wins her first 100. Thanks for the input, Nicki

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Chris Paus
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[RC] selling horses, nickiyoung