What with all the pitfalls of loaning and sharing my daughter is considering selling our Bob. He is a good sort, but fun too. owned him for 4 years and before that he was in the same home for 5 years, he is now 10yrs,gelding, 15hh full up tri coloured cob. Jumps well, but hasnt really done any competitive stuff. Schools well and has done a couple of prelims..He is blind in one eye but this does not affect him in any way, it was a mare kick during birth. He has been used as a happy hacker come family horse, is a good hack, forward going and good and easy to do, travel dentist etc never sick or sorry, good doer, great with kids, ideal mother daughter share but not first horse. What to ask, this is the question?
What a lovely boy, I am sure he will fetch a good price and be very desirable . I think Jen's idea of 2.8k and negitiate a bit off sounds realistic Bob reminds me of my friends cob Rodney, looks similar, she bought him at 15yrs, he is now in his early 20's in active ridden work, he is safe but forward going, a lot of fun and never a day off sick in his life ;D
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Would he be able to do pony club eventing ? (3ft- 3ft6?) And what was he like with mares, I remember when you had that mare (who went back) you had some trouble with the geldings getting a bit funny with her ? Can't remember if it was Dancer or Bob ?
Post by specialized on Dec 28, 2011 22:59:40 GMT 1
I would also think that the sight issue may greatly affect the price people would be willing to pay. Even if you can show it does not affect him, buyers are looking for 'perfect' in today's market. How much of a discount is the difficult question.
Only having sight in one eye would effect the price greatly. I do agree with Varkie. I have known several horses who were blind in one eye ,they all led active working lives. The worry is if they got a problem with the good eye. This would put a lot of people off.
Thanks everyone for your replies, sorry been away for a couple of days. I was thinking about £1800 inc some tack, maybe i'm under pricing lol.. To be fair I think I was hoping he would go out on loan initially, Jamie was hoping for LWVTB, as he soon gets into your soul, he is a real babe and gives his all when he trusts you. Loan wise at least a couple of years Jen.
Lulu. No it was Dancer that got wayhey with the mare, but that was only on her arrival, he was fine after a couple of days, Bob is the horse she bought after the Mare went back he was turned out with mares before he came to us, he actually likes getting bossed about by girls. I dont know about pony club eventing as hes never done it, but he can pretty much turn his hoof to anything, he is a fun horse, but if he is introduced to anything new nicely he is happy to oblige, he takes the lead and confidence from his rider hense not first horse. Took him to the beach in the summer and he was a star, never been before and took it all in his stride. Hasnt done much since as my daughter hurt her back and I broke my thumb lol, but he is a drag in tack up after weeks and get on lol..
Gail - I do not think you are underpricing. The market is very sluggish at the moment and only good horses are selling reasonably. I'm afraid the fact that he is blind in one eye will make it that much harder, even though he is a lovely chap. Several of my friends have been given or have bought very decent horses for ridiculously low prices. One was given a very famous racehorse who won a huge amount of money(!) and he was given to her as her hunter. OK - he's not suitable for a novice but even so - it does reflect the state of the market. Good luck finding a good home for Bob. If I was still fit, slim and riding I'd be tempted!
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