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sophieee

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sophieee says:

selling horses...in need of tips!

trying to sell a  tb and having no luck what so ever. he has been advertised on various websites and have sent one off for a magazine. have had afew emails, asking if hes still for sale and such likes but no one seems to go any further than that. we have had one person come to try him-wanting a project to bring on, and found it very frustrating as in the advert it explained he needed a compitant rider as he is green, and she told me she had briken horses previously, then when she got on him i was slightly horrified, she was so rough and couldnt even sit to his canter (meaning she struggled to control it, as you need to ride with your seat and not hands) and pulled on his mouth, even after i had explained to her how to ride him! it makes me think i have advertised him wrong...can anyone give me any tips? he really needs to find a new home as new pony found

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

Nothing is selling at the moment. I have a very talented jumping youngster for sale at the moment and i have only had a few viewers but had lots of people enquire about him. Just keep on advertising and you will eventually sell him. Make sure that your advert is clear that he is green and needs bringing on. Are you in a position where you will offer loan with a view to buy as i have been asked this by loads of people but i wont let my horse leave me until i have been paid for him as i'm not desperate to sell him even though i have already bought my next horse as i keep my horses at home. If you are willing to offer lwvtb then put it in your ad. Where do you have him advertised? I have found the best place hs been preloved as that where i am getting the most response from.

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sophieee

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sophieee says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

preloved has had the most replies, and i did make it clear that he is green, and your lucky your in that position :) cant pay 2 livery bills. i really dont want to do a lwvtb as worried they will return him in bad condition and bad habits- just really cant afford this :( thanks for your response and good luck selling yours!

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

I know how you feel about them coming back with bad habits as it one of the reasons i wont do it. Im sure he will sell it's just that no one seems to have any spare money at the moment. Good luck selling him and i hope the right person comes along soon for your boy.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

I was going to say preloved!  It's where we sold our horse box.  I bought Missy off freeads.  When I was looking, I looked at them ALL!

With my massive experience of selling one horse to a friend of a friend(!) I'll use my buyer's opinion to comment!!  I'd say be VERY clear and honest.  Get a good pic of his face and a good one of him from the side so people can look at his conformation.  Make sure your price is realistic - as Micki says the market is quite dead.  However lovely he is to you, to a stranger he's an untested, green horse so they prob won't want to spend a fortune.  Are you quoting a price? I won't enquire about a horse without a clear price shown as I assume it's too expensive - it doesn't make me curious - just worried! Does your ad sounds friendly or fierce?  I don;t go for "cutesy pie" adverts... "Freddy wants a new Mummy" kind of thing but equally a "sod off if you're not competent" atttude would put me off!!  If in doubt, ask an honest, horsey friend to give you their opinion.  Good luck!

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sophieee

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sophieee says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

omggggggg he has just been sold!!!!! and to the best possible home...i could not ask for more, theyr experienced,local and i can go visit whenever i like. absolutly over the moon!

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

Excellent news!  I'll bet you're relieved and thrilled!! :o)

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: selling horses...in need of tips!

Glad he has sold for you. I am thinking of keeping my horse now and i will try and find a rider for him instead.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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