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A horse I am thinking of buying to do a couple of Intros then PN and hopefully N by end of 2007 season. What would be a fair price? 16hh grey gelding. Breeding unknown but definately conemarra x. Looks like an overgrown WHP type. Handsome and good conformation. 7yo, going nicely on the flat at home and will do a very 'workmanlike' test. Average paces. Good jump at home, will easily pop 1.20m and rarely knocks down. Has been schooled XC twice at intro level. He has not been out and about at competitions at all (current o prefers not!). 100% in stable, clip, traffic etc. Apparently not great at living out- tends to jump out and head back to the yard!
Looks a real JRN type, definately ready to go out and do something.
I'm having difficulty deciding what is a fair price as for his age he has done very little but I think he will go and do quite well at the lower levels of eventing.
 

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Why are they selling?? (always a good queation to ask)

I wouldn't pay any more than £3500...
But then if i was selling (and it happily pops 1.20 been xc schooling, looking like it's ready to get straigh on with and compete BE without having to put in any more work)
Then i'd probably ask about £6000/£7000...

So i'll meet in the middle and say £5000 ono
 

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Thanks for your replies. I'm suprised you are suggesting such low amounts. I have been looking at potential eventers for 6 months. Unproved 4yo are going for £5000-9000. As a potentially talented but unproved 7yo-should he be worth a lot less?
There is a genuine reason for sale and I have known the horse for 2 years (on the same yard). He is at an asking price of £6500.
 

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you said it yourself.. age.. people will pay alot more for 'unproved' 3/4yr olds (by unproved, i mean unbroken)!!! Than for a 7yr old thats been playing around not doing alot.. It's old for a horse that has no ring experience!!

To be honest, i think my offer of £5k was pretty generous.. and my first offer of £3500 was about right... However, if you were to get it for £3.5k, sounds like you'd be getting a bargin!!
£6500 is a little steep i think!
 

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Thanks for your replies. I'm suprised you are suggesting such low amounts. I have been looking at potential eventers for 6 months. Unproved 4yo are going for £5000-9000. As a potentially talented but unproved 7yo-should he be worth a lot less?
There is a genuine reason for sale and I have known the horse for 2 years (on the same yard). He is at an asking price of £6500.

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Thats too much considering he hasnt done anything. If they wont drop the price then I'd look around for something either a little younger or with more experience- they are out there!!
 

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£6500? Jeezus, Id say it was very overpriced as it is unproven. Done nothing competition wise so you have no idea what it could be like. £5k - £9k horses should be extremely well bred to ask that sort of money (IMHO VERY overpriced!). The horse has unknown breeding, and it has the issue of jumping out of fields which personally Id say is a rather big problem! I'd say no more than £3500

Its really up to you though, a horse is only worth what someone pays I guess. If you know the horse, like him and have lots of money to chuck about then go for it!
 

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I would say that he realistically worth £3.5-£4k as he has no track record and no breeding papers. I would say that just because the horses you see are advertised at up to £9k, they do not necessarily sell at that price! There are a lot of people with big ideas about prices!
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For £6.5k he should have been out and about competing. He should have done some BD and some BSJA if not a little BE too. I reckon £3.5k to £4k would be tops tbh
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just becuase he can jump out of the paddock dont make the horse a jumper

me i owuld pay 3500 top wack for un proven horse and no breeding are you sure hes id xtb could be anything

if he competed before then he has either bsja points even at the worse local shows would have some knowledge of performance
6500 you could get a proven jumper for that easy

if you like him then ask to test ride him at a show see what hes potential is -- then make an offer maybe meet her in the mddle
 

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also he jumps out of hsi field - id never buy a horse with a vice like this - what happens if he gets loose on a road somewhere and theres noone around? hes never been out to compete - he might be able to jump 1.20 at home, but its not the same in a competiton environment.

People pay more money for youngsters because they are unspoilt and can be worked on. This horse you want i wouldnt pay more than £3500 for. IM sure you can find something better for that money.
 

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I wouldn't pay more than £2,500 for him, sorry.

This is what i got for £2,500-
10 yo very well bred grey danish warmblood, BD points- qualified for Hickstead, competed on SJ teams, 100% everyway, very calm at shows/competitions.

I know she was a bargain, but i still wouldn't pay amounts for an unproven horse.
 
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