Post by frankstevanus on Dec 10, 2006 20:16:38 GMT -5
With the predicted slowness of the off season, and now the demise of the slaughter houses by congress, now is a great time to buy a horse. Just last month, one of my advance students purchased a solid Arabian with papers that just last spring would have gone for over $2000.00 for only $500.00! I personally did the pre-purchase exam for her on this gelding and could not find one serious lameness or behavior issue. And I recieved a call last night from a friend's aunt who wanted to sell me a barrel racing quarter horse mare for only $200.00! I rode this horse once and qualified in under 10 on the lazy eights and I am no barrel racer. That horse is worth over $1500.00 in a good market. I have seen even gaited horses go for far less than actual value. I have not seen prices like these in ten years. Go get 'em! Boys!!
I’m new to the market and horses in general. But I’ll have to agree with you. The woman who owns the stables where I ride told me she couldn’t give them away. People were selling them left and right. I don’t know if this was a ploy to get me to buy and board there, but from what I have seen the past few months I would have to agree with you Frank. Now just need to convince the “better half” to buy one. Or win the Irish sweepstakes!
Ken Doyon Bugler 1st Maine Cavalry "Sound out mighty bugles, Blow with strength to end battles. Pierce the smoke-heavy air with Your strains of noble commands. Calls for the weary, Calls for the wounded, Sound out to guide, Sound out to fortify. Warm the soldier’s heart, Ease the officer's burden. Sound out gentle bugle. Sound out to end this war." Jerry Pollard
Now I don't know where your from but here in southern AZ alot of people are selling beause feed prices are going up. Hay if the Gas Companies can do it then the Hay companies can to! I'm sorta in the market for another horse. Unfortunitly I'm looking for a good solid rope horse that I can train to gun fire. I have a beutiful Flea Bit Grey, BUT he has some basic issues that I cant get past. He has a good disposition, and is a winner in the arena but will knock me down to get out of the pen, and will override his bit when exposed to a stressful stimuli.
Post by Sam Graham on Dec 16, 2006 22:35:41 GMT -5
Every saturday I get my Tri-county shopper in the mail. In the last eight months I have seen maybe four horses for sale ranging from $800. to $1500. Todays shopper there are 12 horses ranging from $450. to $700. from 3 year old to 20 year old. Seven were 20 year olds. One unbroken mule for $200. I have noticed the price of dog food has gone up while the price of horses has gone down. Pretty soon it will cost less to feed a horse than a dog. ;D
Trooper Graham 7th Illinois Cavalry, C Troop
Sgt Sam Graham Recruiting Sgt 3rd Illinois Cavalry, A Co
Post by topkick1833 on Feb 11, 2007 21:33:41 GMT -5
On the note concerning the cost of feed, just curious what everyone else is paying for the price of hay. I have been paying 6 bucks for square bales from the Southern States until I could get my round bale delivered. I pay $40 for each round bale. I know here in Northern Virginia good hay is starting to get a little hard to find for a decent price. Thank goodness my neighbor dropped off a round bale tonight. My Angus cow can go through a square bale a day when there is snow on. Doesn't take long to rack up a good size feed bill.
Post by frankstevanus on Feb 12, 2007 7:14:28 GMT -5
Welcome Top: Tough time of the year to be buying hay. And six bucks a square must be hurting you. Depending on where you live I might know of someone you can get some good timothy from a tad cheaper (if they still have any!). That is why I contract with a local farmer to buy some all year at a set price. Good investment! As long as they don't waste too much of the round bales you can save a little money with them. Price probably won't go down until first new cut around May or June (and usually goes up a little higher by March!). Let me know if I can help. And I can definitely "feel your pain" in the pocketbook! have a good one. Frank
TopKick 1833: Where in occupied Virginia do you live. I live in the top corner of Stafford, where Fauiquire, MCB and Stafford meet. As to price for round bales thats about right. I pay a little less as I have bought from the farmer for over 9 years and I am a perferred customer. I get a bale a week for my four horses. Now to the good stuff. How do you ride with and what color do you wear? Your email indicates gunny, your screen name is top kick1833. Are you a new E8 track vehicle man and a you still crapping bootcamp chow? As for me I am a staff officer in a independent unit of about 120 rifles. I will wear both colors. I primarily do mainstream but have the tack and uniforming to do history heavy events. Yours, Wayne Gregory
Post by topkick1833 on Feb 12, 2007 12:35:14 GMT -5
Thanks for the offer. I'm good on hay. I just got a resupply last night. I'm usually in good shape but I suppose the cold weather and snow caused a bit higher intake rate of hay. I just ran out a bit early and had to wait for the weekend for a resupply of the round bales. The farmer we buy from lives just a short piece up the road from us and does us pretty good. It was just poor planning on my part that forced me to go with square bales for a few days.
Post by topkick1833 on Feb 12, 2007 20:30:30 GMT -5
Sounds like we live fairly close to one another. I live in the northern part of Warren County. To answer your questions, I do Federal and Confederate artillery with a possible branch off into Federal Cavalry later on. I'm still a newbie in the mounted community and do not yet feel that I deserve the title of horseman and therefore I do mounted training every weekend (literally). I'm hoping to be up to "fresh fish" status this summer if I continue to make good progress. No horse in my stable, just Angus cows right now, but I'm in the market for a horse as I type this.
To answer your other question, yup I'm a Marine Master Sergeant in the AAV community. Just too lazy to change my e-mail addy since I was promoted last year. Currently stationed down at Quantico making that 140 mile round trip commute every day.
Hello Top Here is AZ were getting it cheap at $8.00 a 100 lb bale. It sucks since I grew up with horses, I remember you were getting ripped off if you paid $3.00 a bale years ago. Where I live (south of Phoenix), all the developers are buying up the farm fields and putting houses on them. Right now were getting allot of rain, out of season. Most of the farmers didn't cover it and good horse hay is now cow hay. I only have enough hay to last until the end of the month, then I'll switch to pellets. As for that horse of mine. I threatened to sell him and all of a sudden he straightened up. Now if I can keep him that way for another month. Our annual Civil War claim will be held next month (Battle of Picacho Pass, furthest west Civil War encounter).