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seeker · 05/08/2012 18:19

..for a very beautiful rising 4 Dales gelding, 14.2, lightly backed, lovely manners, very docile and friendly obviously ready to bring on?

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rogersmellyonthetelly · 05/08/2012 20:27

Fully papered, and a show quality animal, around £2k
Not papered then no more than £1500 really. Horse prices are rock bottom at the mo.

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BonkeyHasGOLDMollocks · 05/08/2012 20:32

No more than £1000 in todays market and that would be pushing it.

Registered?

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rogersmellyonthetelly · 05/08/2012 20:47

Sorry, the £1500 would be with a full wardrobe and tack.

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chocolatecakeystuff · 05/08/2012 22:06

£1200 Maybe? Depending on his prospects, conformation and everything else.

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seeker · 05/08/2012 22:27

Hmm.passport but no papers.
Rugs and bridle but no saddle. I wonder why they only want 700 for him. He's been turned away since May but still came to be caught, let us pick up his feet, led beautifully and stood to be groomed.

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marialuisa · 06/08/2012 08:12

I think £700 might be reasonable actually. If they need to sell (if only because of the cost of keeping him through the winter) and have perhaps already done more with him than they planned? Friend has a couple of 3 year olds that are very high quality animals, brilliant breeding, movement etc but is pricing them at £1k expecting to get a bit under. The harsh reality is that she's kept them longer than planned and would love to get them moved on before the winter.

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BonkeyHasGOLDMollocks · 06/08/2012 09:12

£700 sounds fair.

Reality is that you could pick up a class animal for 3 figures now if people need them gone. Selling a horse will free up a fair amount of money per month.

Are you think about having him?

Cheeky offer??

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seeker · 06/08/2012 09:30

We are thinking about buying him. Dd has a small legacy that she would like to spend on a youngster to bring on and try and sell again in a year or so. And he is very lovely. Hmmmm.

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Callisto · 06/08/2012 14:25

And just think of keeping those feathers clean in the winter. Dales are really hairy.

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seeker · 06/08/2012 14:26

And his mane and tail are extraordinary- he can hardly see through his forelock at the moment!

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 06/08/2012 14:46

That's about right for an unregistered native. Without registration paperwork he's not worth much. It's unshowable in its own breed classes. Nice alrounder but useless for showing.

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seeker · 06/08/2012 16:21

He just seems much cheaper than a lot of similar youngsters locally. Dd is hoping to bring him on as a family pony- so lack of papers isn't an issue for us.

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rogersmellyonthetelly · 06/08/2012 17:21

For a family pony that's just backed and not registered, that doesn't sound stupidly cheap tbh. Especially at this time of year when everyone is getting rid to avoid having to feed through the winter (and find hay after this summer!)
My price estimate is probably a bit skewed as I'm used to dealing with show animals which tend to be a bit more pricey depending on blood lines and show ring potential. I've seen a 5yo dales with good results at county change hands for nearly £5k earlier in the summer.

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Butkin · 06/08/2012 17:40

700 pounds probably about right. You say rising 4 which is a bit odd in August. Do you actually mean 3?

What would you want to do with him. Being unregistered may be a problem in the long run - especially when you come to sell him.

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Treblesallround · 06/08/2012 17:43

Dales are lovely and as they're chunky they make good ponies for nervous mums, there's always a market,so if he comes on nicely and proves bombproof and well mannered to ride you should sell him on well

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seeker · 06/08/2012 19:13

That's what I thought-he seems to have a lovely temperament even after being turned away since May. And he's reassuringly chunky. Yes, he's 3- don't know where the rising 4 came from!

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 06/08/2012 21:48

700 is not a bad price for a three year old. If you're prepared to pay the asking price, and it's what you are looking for then go for it! If its just backed then it hasn't been buggered up by anyone else, which IMO is worth a lot! Our yearling filly was £350.
You've also got the cost of gelding it in the value, which was probably £2-300. As long as you're aware that it isn't registered and selling it on might not be very profitable then go for it!
I'd love a Dales

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