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Floob
21st December 2009, 12:40 PM
I'm not looking to sell right now, but recent events have meant that I'm considering all my options.

So How much would Tarquin realistically be worth just now?

The facts
14 year old, 15.1hh coloured cob gelding

Tarquin is a fun allround horse. Has done a bit of everything from handy pony to ODEs and is CHAPS registered (some showing success with previous owner). He is forward going with 3 good paces and snaffle mouthed in all disciplines. Currently working quite nicely on the flat, but he does tend to get bored easily. However Tarquin really enjoys his jumping, managing a course of up to 3ft6. He is excellent to hack both alone and in company and not fazed by anything. He has seen everything including lorries, tractors, quad bikes, bikes, prams, cars, buses, bagpipes, cows, deer, dogs, low flying jets and helicopters... you name it, he's seen it and not batted an eyelid.

He is a cheeky man with plenty of character which means that he needs someone confident on the ground, having said that he is easy to handle. He is good with the farrier and ok with the vet, dentist etc. He is easy to load and travels well. Currently lives out and has done every winter with us, but he can be stabled overnight. He is cheap to keep, doesnt cost much to feed, keeps his shoes on for up to 12 weeks and can live out.

Would suit teenager who just wants to have fun and do a bit of everything, would be an ideal RC horse or even a mother-daughter share

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20glasgow/DSCN7281.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/IMG_2117.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/IMG_1579.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/DSCN1756.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/DSCN0323.jpg

so ideas guys?

XenaWarriorPrincess
21st December 2009, 12:43 PM
Easily 3k!
He is lovely and a perfect allrounder!

loubylou
21st December 2009, 03:19 PM
Echo 2.5k just because he is 14 and market is very poor at the moment

Loony
21st December 2009, 03:47 PM
I'd say around 3k, you don't see many trads with his talent :)

chescar
21st December 2009, 04:05 PM
I was offered 5k for Troy but that was this time last year and he was 12 years old.

I would start at around 4k.

Anni~Bell
21st December 2009, 06:01 PM
When I read it I thought straight away 3k easily :)

CityLights
21st December 2009, 06:09 PM
He is a good allrounder and a type well sought after, i would happily take him off your hands
he would be i would say around the 2500-3000 mark,

amandaco
21st December 2009, 06:27 PM
with the current market and his age i would say around 2k.

Welly
21st December 2009, 07:28 PM
Ooooooooooooooooooh he is absolutely STUNNING! And is exactly what I would be looking for in my own horse! What a complete darling!
Errrrrrrrrm price wise if he really is as perfect as he sounds then I'd start at around 3.5 I think, more if it wasn't for the current climate.. I knowhis age may be against him in some peoples eyes but to me his safety and reliability under saddle would WELL make up for the fact he's in his teens! To me personally as long as he passed vetting his age would be immaterial!

If you actually do have to part with him let me know!! xx

chazzybizzle
21st December 2009, 08:59 PM
My friend sold her cob 6 months ago , she had him priced at 4,000 he had not done as much as your boy but was a good all round safe horse , she was inundated with calls !!!! he went to the very best home for 3,800. QUOTE=Floob;67526]I'm not looking to sell right now, but recent events have meant that I'm considering all my options.

So How much would Tarquin realistically be worth just now?

The facts
14 year old, 15.1hh coloured cob gelding

Tarquin is a fun allround horse. Has done a bit of everything from handy pony to ODEs and is CHAPS registered (some showing success with previous owner). He is forward going with 3 good paces and snaffle mouthed in all disciplines. Currently working quite nicely on the flat, but he does tend to get bored easily. However Tarquin really enjoys his jumping, managing a course of up to 3ft6. He is excellent to hack both alone and in company and not fazed by anything. He has seen everything including lorries, tractors, quad bikes, bikes, prams, cars, buses, bagpipes, cows, deer, dogs, low flying jets and helicopters... you name it, he's seen it and not batted an eyelid.

He is a cheeky man with plenty of character which means that he needs someone confident on the ground, having said that he is easy to handle. He is good with the farrier and ok with the vet, dentist etc. He is easy to load and travels well. Currently lives out and has done every winter with us, but he can be stabled overnight. He is cheap to keep, doesnt cost much to feed, keeps his shoes on for up to 12 weeks and can live out.

Would suit teenager who just wants to have fun and do a bit of everything, would be an ideal RC horse or even a mother-daughter share

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20glasgow/DSCN7281.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/IMG_2117.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/IMG_1579.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/DSCN1756.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a23/floobaloob/Tarquin%20and%20Ruby/DSCN0323.jpg

so ideas guys?[/QUOTE]

Squid
21st December 2009, 09:04 PM
Would say 2.5k :) lovley boy

Floob
21st December 2009, 09:35 PM
Thanks guys.
Seems people are still willing to fork out money for a good safe ready to go horse.

I actually thought the estimates would be lower than the general trend in this thread and was trying to tell myself it wouldn't really be viable to sell because I'd not get very much for him (paid 2500 pounds over 4 years ago)

He really is my perfect horse and at a complete loss as to what to do

edit: I'm pretty sure he'd pass a vetting... will be able to tell you more at the end of january when we should have technically covered all aspects of a horse vetting and just need to practice (but no reason he wouldnt)

helena
22nd December 2009, 05:57 AM
Due to his age I would say no more than 2500, and in the current maket possibly less. even coloureds have been dropping in price recently, at local sales 2 weeks ago most were going for less than 1500 when previously they've always been more than 2k.

Zeitgeist Mom
22nd December 2009, 09:05 AM
I'd say free to a good home ....MINE! :lol:

My Crazy Clan
22nd December 2009, 12:47 PM
2500, although age doesn't bother me and I would pay more for the right horse I think the age could be against him.

gem
22nd December 2009, 06:36 PM
Oh my god oh my god oh my god I'd totally eat your entire arm off!! I LOVE Tarquin. He's the pony I've dreamed about from being about 6 :D

Anyway, I'd definitely pay about 2800 for him at the moment. Once the market picks up I'd think he'd be worth upto about 3500.

sazzy925
22nd December 2009, 06:51 PM
I'd say around 3k to the right buyer, if he was a bit younger I think you could get more for him, he's not that old but it'd certainly stick out.
If I was buying he'd be the sort of horse I'd want, and if he's everything you say he is I'd be more than happy to pay 3k for that.

merlyn26
16th January 2010, 06:25 PM
personally - no more than 2K based on current climate, ponies age and for me the showing pic (and it may just be the pic) does not make his hindquarters look a very good shape and how he is moving in the pic looks rather upright and stilted. - please dont take offence as im sure he is a super chap and being able to jump 3'6" certainly keeps his value up.

rowy
16th January 2010, 07:12 PM
i would start at 3000 ish and be prepared to drop to 2500 in this currrent market. Out of the recession though I should think you could get 3500 for him maybe slightly under. The age is the main thing bringing the price down.
He is gorgeous though, I love his feathers and pretty face :)

Susan
16th January 2010, 07:30 PM
Aww, Flooblet just saw this!

I think you'd at least get back what you paid for him. To make EW jealous, I have to say I was lucky enough to have a ride on Tarquin and he is really super. I am not normally a cob fan but I totally and utterly fell in love with him. He is forwards, fun, a keen, sensible jumper and completely looked after me. I am Ms Nervous but felt safe enough to pop a jump and have a canter, but then he also has enough spark and mischievousness to keep him lots of fun! Just a brilliant all rounder ready for anyone to get out and have loads of fun with. He's worth his weight in gold!

amandaxx1
16th January 2010, 08:04 PM
I would say 3k, he's a proper all rounder even if he is in his teens.

Hope you dont have to sell him though