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How much is this horse worth

Discussion in 'Horse Health and Nutrition' started by Summer26, Sep 11, 2018.


  1. Summer26

    Summer26 PetForums Newbie

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    the horse I'm interested in buying is a 7yr old cob/Clydesdale. She recently had a cart accident that resulted in her having nerve damage in her front left leg, which has now led to back pain due to over compensating for her leg. I've spend so much time with this horse and would hate for her to be sold to the wrong home where someone wouldn't put in the correct time and effort for her recovery. The physio that I have been in contact with said that with lots of physio sessions when and if the mare recovers would only do light work (ideally what I want anyway). I was just wondering how much this horse would be worth
    Thank you
     
  2. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Really, she isn't worth anything.

    By that, I mean no money should change hands. She has problems which will require expensive treatment and which will always limit what she is able to do.

    If she were mine, I would be more than happy for someone to give her a kind and loving home.

    It would be very wrong of the owner to expect anyone to take on that responsibility and pay for the privilege.
     
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  3. Summer26

    Summer26 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your help :)
     
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    I'd say the same as Rafa. If you've been involved in this horse for a long time, and you want to 'buy' it as the owner wants rid, I'd ask the owner to gift the horse to you. You could pay a nominal fee of £1 and write a receipt so that the horse is 'yours' but I wouldn't be paying much at all for a horse that sounds as though it's going to be a long and expensive recovery.
     
  5. niamh123

    niamh123 PetForums Senior

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    I agree but it depends on what type of owner owns the mare,if she is still able to be bred from someone would buy her as she is a good cross to breed from to get a gypsy cob x,there are some unscrupoulous breeders out there.My Dad was a Welsh Cob and Gypsey cob breeder before he died,when his mares came to an age they could not be bred from or had an injury they would be retired to a great life,or would be rehomed to someone as a companion horse but Dad would never give new owners papers for the mare plus he paid vet bills for horse and get them vet checked every 6 months.I can see where you are coming from you do not want this mare to go to a home where she is not looked after properly,I would be torn and if it was me I would probably end up offering some money for her to stay with me.I would explain to owner you are willing to take this mare on but they need to take into consideration how much time and money you are going to have to spend on her to get her right and painfree goodluck
     
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    Unfortunately, due to overbreeding, there are far too many 'Gypsy Cob Crosses' being produced, many of them left in fields and largely unwanted.

    There are many close to where I live and they go through the auction for £20/£30 each. Lots of them are destined for meat.
     
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    niamh123 PetForums Senior

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    completely agree with you,it happens where I live as well,we also see a lot pegged down as well with no shelter or water available to them,I have phoned RSPCA on a number of occaisions and nothing gets done,a true bred, well looked after Gypsey Cob is docile ,gentle animal ,but as you say a lot of them are selling for a few pounds and a lot of yearlings are sold for meat,such a pity for such a beautiful breed
     
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