Selling a Horse.

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by JStorry, May 15, 2018.

  1. JStorry

    JStorry Senior Member

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    For years I've heard people talk about the struggles of selling horses. Mostly the lowballers, tire kickers and repetitive question asking. And now I'm beginning to see the struggle. Thankfully I haven't had any lowballers. Tire kickers and people who don't seem to read the ad are the norm.

    Probably the worst part is that I really don't want to sell him, but I bred him to sell. I could keep him, but my goal when breeding him was to sell him. I'm following through on that.

    Just a mini rant. People are frustrating.
     
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    endurgirl Senior Member

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    I'm going to be selling one soon, and I completely dread it. People want something for nothing. I didn't spend money and training on a horse to let it sell for cheap. :confused::rolleyes:
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    I hate selling horses. It's so frustrating.
     
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  4. JStorry

    JStorry Senior Member

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    I've been lucky so far with no low ballers. I do have him priced fairly high, and he is an unstarted prospect. Most people I talk seem to think 6000k is fair price for him, maybe on the low side. Which is great to hear. I put a lot of research, planning and care to produce him. Not to mention money haha.

    It makes it easier that I'm not in a rush. I will start him soon myself though. Kid needs a job! Lol
     
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    Tige Ress Full Member

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    but beer is good....lolol.....country song i believe?
     
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    JKetsche Senior Member

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    Just have patience with the questions. I am buying right now, and I DO read ads. But I read a lot of them, and sometimes I get mixed up. Also, I just want to hear you talk about your horse. Sometimes people let something slip that is a red flag, but mostly I hear more about what it is like to own and work with the horse, which can be useful when I ride or if I end up buying.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Good luck, at least they realize that you are selling a horse.

    Try selling a mule. They look at the picture and ask if my horse is still for sale~!!
     
  8. JStorry

    JStorry Senior Member

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    Pertinent questions are one thing. And honestly I love talking about him. It's the people who message me asking 'how much' when the price is right in the ad.

    I understand buying. I've done it. And buying long distance is even harder, which I've also done. I'm not marketing to the locals, so I know I need good pictures and video and time to chat with interested buyers.
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    The last few I have sold my trainer handled...so much easier than dealing with all the crap...I hope I never have to handle a sale myself again.

    I don’t mind chatting with genuine people, but the level of crazy that appeared when I was selling the horse that hurt me was shocking...I lost it the day that I was contacted, in response to an ad that was very truthful about his shortcomings and that he has violently dispatched the last two people who rode him, by a mother asking if he would be good for her to share with her daughter...

    “Well yes, if you don’t like your daughter much”
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Good point, if they've been looking at a lot of ads. Probably best to just expect stupid questions tbh.
     

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