I'm taking a Business Negotiations class right now and it got me thinking about negotiations involved with horse buying. I thought it could be an interesting discussion. My questions: Are all horse prices negotiable? We know that private sales are usually expected to be negotiated, but do you also negotiate when buying from a breeder? What about buying from a friend? What negotiating tactics do you use? Do you change your tactics based on who the seller is? When selling a horse, what tactics are an immediate turn off? I know when I sold Peanut I got REAL tired of hearing people's sob stories. Or, they'd try to talk down to me about how he "wasn't that great" to get his price down. I wasn't asking much, so those tactics did not work on me.