Quarter Horse Price RangeFourth horse price range
Biber, who wore me through trails ride, games show and saddling championship, was setting his own price far too low. A sure bangs like that is in my opinion more valuable than its golden counterweight. Later on, when I was a teenager, a coach taught me his method for price determination for a horse.
To him, every loudly sounding, cardboard horse that stood on a meadow was valued at $1,000. One horse that could go forward, turn right and turn right and go up again was still 500 dollars more. He would get another $500 if there could be a flyby to the right and right and a jogging and rope slowly on a slack reins.
This gave each of his handsome, sturdy Geldings a price of $3,500 - $2,500 for laurel, sweet pepper or model browns. In 2003, the US horse markets peaked, with more registrations than ever before or since. Alone the AQHA ( America's Quarter Horse Association ) recorded 161.000 colts in that year. Incidentally, my self-bred quarter horse Jack was bred in the year'03, and his annual brothers and sisters slightly fetched $10,000-15,000 each.
Well-looking geldings of the stick breed could earn the same price in a farm sale. What a good-looking horse! After the Great Depression, we are living in an entirely different kind of environment where horse price averages all-time low. A decade ago, most owner and breeder regarded a young horse as a value that could increase in value through practice and showmanship.
Today, in many cases, they are obligations whose price falls with increasing ages. Leading names in the sector have met at the meeting of the African Horse Council, the African Society of Equine Practitioners and Breeders' Associations to talk and argue about the subject. There are some who condemn overeager breeding, bad horse care and education, and a harsh business environment with strict credit policies.
According to others, it is due to the closure of slaughterhouses in the United States, a horse excess, as well as the cost of obtaining grass and raw materials, which increase from year to year (or monthly to monthly). If we stop being an animal breeder, what happens when we stop appreciating the breed, the amount of work, the education and the campaigns that go into a horse?
For one thing, I have profited myself as a result of the fall in horse-price. Due to the gentle sports horse markets I have dressage champions (piaffe? Yes, please!) and good chances internationally that a downturn before the downturn would have costs as much as a beautiful home for starters. But on the other side I have seen beautiful youngsters, who started at the AQHA World Youth Show and starve to death, go into neglect and rescue.
I have also seen top class show jumping ponies, high class hunting ponies and Reiner with small and straightforward illnesses such as early stage arthrosis or legs in need of additional assistance, promoted on Craigslist for only $500. Once you've raised a horse, you know there's no winning on a $50 filly. And I have no clue how much they would make if I put a price label on them, and I have no clue how much they would make if I put a price label on them.
Anyway, I know how much they're valuable. A madman, Jack is the kind of fellow you want to take into the city and show off, who has a rope that looks like a swing horse that you can horse riding all morning. I don't know their actual value in dollars, but for me - just like for my $250 baby bangs - my three stallions are invaluable.
What do you think of your horse? If you are in the shop purchasing and reselling goods, how can you agree on a reasonable price?