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might sell pony, but for how many £?

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MitchiestInge · 14/09/2011 09:01

I could never sell him on the open market but sharer might be moving to a far away part of England, how do I work out how much to ask for him - all I know is that they are worth whatever anyone wants to pay, and I know how much I paid for him and he's obviously come on a lot since then.

Have no idea where to start. It could be an opportunity to get something that has been there and done that for my daughter, but sharer is emotionally tied and I don't want to exploit that. Ugh.

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olderyetwider · 14/09/2011 09:34

Sounds like a plan Mitchie. I guess research on horsemart etc to see what similar ponies are fetching. I bet sharer has a figure in mind; could that be a starting point? Also might be worth sussing how much you need for daughter's new pony? What sort of 'been there done that' pony would you be looking for?

LisaD1 · 14/09/2011 11:01

Hi Mitchie,

Can you tell me about your pony please?

We sadly lost ours and may be interested in a new addition to our loving home :-)


MitchiestInge · 14/09/2011 12:43

I think I want/need about £5k ish for new one - not sure if would get half that for ex-rodeo boy - want something that has hunted, pc, etc but that I can ride too.

What can I tell you about the pony? He's 13.2, sort of cob type - lot of bone, feathers. 8yo, had a LOT of owners before I bought him due to his special talent for rodeo. Is happy to be dyed pink if necessary. Will never be the most enthusiastic about his work but quite enjoys jumping once he's into it and has competed at very local RC level up to 2'9 with no success whatsoever unless you count surviving as success? Just take him now and them for experience really, his best thing is hacking, he's amazing in traffic, alone or in company blah blah. V low maintenance as lives out, barefoot (trim once a year) and on grass but obviously needs food in winter. He's very very beautiful and was almost cast as 'pony tethered to a tree' in a major film recently Wink - skewbald, sort of blue roan and white.

His main bad thing was the random rodeo, hasn't done it since before June when we moved and in fact has only bucked a rider off once since then - in gallop with a lot of other horses so forgivable. If he is going to do anything dodgy it would be bolt and buck but I can't even remember when that last happened, it used to be routine. Couldn't sell him without alerting people to that possibility though?

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MitchiestInge · 14/09/2011 12:45

sorry to hear about your loss Lisa :(

I'm going to look for that horse ad thread and see how I'd advertise mine (horse not pony) although would sell a kidney first.

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olderyetwider · 14/09/2011 12:56

Sorry Mitchie, I miss-read as your sharer was interested in buying him. I'd think you'd get a very nice pc type pony for a lot less than £5k, (about £2.5 to £3k around here). I paid £2.5k early this year for my really lovely 12 year old fell cross mare (14.2, very pretty, bombproof, fun and kind), she'd perhaps be similar except for the bombing/bucking? I don't know how much that would affect the price?

MitchiestInge · 14/09/2011 13:08

Yeah, sharer is interested in buying him - whether she could afford him or not am not sure. But it has broken the 'will never sell him' bubble, especially now he can be separated from horse. When they were a bonded pair it would have been unthinkable but everything has changed so much this year.

I wonder if I could actually go through with it, parting from him? I hardly ride him though and if sharer can't buy him I'm worried he will languish in the field. He does need fairly regular steady work.

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richpersoninapoorpersonsbody · 19/09/2011 11:03

Hi I think with the Market as it is if you advertised him you would prob get about £1500, there are hoys ponies going for £5000 and ones with lots of potential for less.
However as you said in your op they are worth what people will pay for them.

Pixel · 19/09/2011 19:16

If you trust your sharer to take him away (or rather to bring him back eventually!) could she have him on loan, then you loan something more suitable for your dd? Sharer could always buy him a bit later on if you both agree. That way your choice of new pony for your daughter won't be limited to how much you can get for Rodeoboy, plus it will make the parting a bit less traumatic!

MitchiestInge · 19/09/2011 19:21

that's a thought

sharer won't know for a while whether it is a permanent contract or something less worth moving for so it's a bridge might not have to cross at all, feel a bit sad about the whole thing at the moment

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saintmerryweather · 21/09/2011 22:49

I don't think you would get more than £1.5k for what you describe. 13.2hh cob, unwilling to work in the school, ok to hack on the road but bombs off in open spaces with company? You should definately warn a buyer about his tendency to bolt, it would be irresponsible not to. What if someon wanted him for a child's pony?

MitchiestInge · 21/09/2011 23:15

you forgot the rodeo!

don't worry, as I said in first post I couldn't ever sell him on the open market - we established some time ago that he's not a child's pony. He'd been through several owners by the time I bought him, all made same mistake as me, thinking he'd be suitable for a child.

what I'm thinking of is maybe letting his sharer buy him or take him with her on full permanent loan if she decides to move away

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