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  1. chy3792

    chy3792 Senior Member

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    Correct, I've pretty much exclusively ridden gaited horses. I've probably ridden close to a hundred gaited horses between lessons and work and have NEVER ridden one that trotted (pace, yes). The gear after the walk should be a natural gait.
     
  2. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    As far as the op, a horse like that wouldn't go for more than $500- $800 around here, if that. I had a TWH when I was a teenager and he both gaited and trotted, not paced. We jumped and he was fantastic.
     
  3. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Horse prices are ridiculous in the state of MI currently. A mostly broke, gaited TWH would bring a minimum of $1,500.

    That being said, two years ago I saw a 10 year old TWH, broke to ride, go through the auction for $200.
     
  4. Kitari

    Kitari Senior Member

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    Twit can trot and will in the pasture, she has done so once under saddle and I shut that down. The whole point of the breed is the gait. So if the horse in question is a walker without the gait then she would sell him easier as a grade horse, not necessarily for more money mind you.
     
  5. chy3792

    chy3792 Senior Member

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    Your not that far from me. I could sell one at that price for enough profit to make it worth the drive lol.
     
  6. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    I know, isn't it crazy?
     
  7. horseingreyflannelsuit

    horseingreyflannelsuit Senior Member

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    There's a few icelandics within driving distance that I can check out. The prices to me are too high for a horse to just go for a ride around my neighborhood on. I can understand something beginning at 5 grand and going up if your into competition where conformation and the amount of training is crucial. Is there such a thing as one of those being listed for half of that?
     
  8. Kitari

    Kitari Senior Member

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    If you're in the US, probably not. They aren't common at all and all the ones I've seen for sale have been minimum mid-5 figures.

    You said the walker's ad was very basic. It is possible they are just terrible at writing an ad or like a friend of mine, who calls her walker's gait a trot on occasion. I would ask for pictures and a video if the price seemed appealing to me.
     
  9. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    We had a painted walking horse at camp that as I recall trotted and gaited. I know he was gaited, we all did, by the wobbling side to side motion he moved with, as opposed to more Up & down of the nongaiteds. His general conformation screamed TWH, big solid build, plain head.
    Price opinion for a sane, generic, greenbroke TWH? $500 off the cuff, more given a really good reason or less if severely compromised somehow, in build, condition or attitude.
     
  10. Compadre

    Compadre Senior Member

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    Are you looking specifically for a gaited horse? What area are you in?
     

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