Timing When To List Your Horse for Sale


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Timing is important when it comes to listing your horse for sale. Not only do you want to time your horse’s sale with a high demand in the market, you will also want to make sure that his sale is during a time that works for you, personally. If you’re considering advertising your horse for sale, the following tips can help you to get the timing right.

Account for Show Season

If you are selling a show horse, then you will want to coordinate your horse’s sale just ahead of the show season to take advantage of the increased demand for show horses. If your horse is talented, trained, and ready to compete, then you can often find buyers willing to pay good prices for their next show horse.

Account for Show Season

If you are selling a show horse, then you will want to coordinate your horse’s sale just ahead of the show season to take advantage of the increased demand for show horses. If your horse is talented, trained, and ready to compete, then you can often find buyers willing to pay good prices for their next show horse.

Similarly, if you are selling a broodmare or a stallion, demand will generally be highest right before the start of the breeding season. It is at that point that breeders want to bring in additional horses, and if your horse has strong bloodlines or a proven breeding history, you may find that there is excellent interest in your horse.

Consider the Horse’s Preparation

When you advertise your horse for sale, you do need to be prepared for immediate interest, and potentially for a buyer who will want to take the horse home right away. Always consider your horse’s preparation when advertising him for sale, and never list a horse if you’re still not certain that you want to sell the horse.

It is best to list a horse for sale only if that horse is in good physical condition and is ready to go to his new home. If a horse will soon be completing training, or is recovering from an injury, then hold off on advertising the horse; the price and interest in the horse will be higher if you wait until the horse is fully trained or recovered.

Advertise Before You Have to Sell

Don’t wait until the last minute when listing your horse for sale. Though life changes do occur that force us to sell horses, if you suspect that your horse will need to find a new home, then begin advertising him early. If you wait until you truly need your horse to sell, either due to financial constraints or to the fact that you need his stall, then you may find yourself in a tight situation.

When it comes to advertising your horse for sale, timing is key. Be sure to plan ahead whenever possible so that the interest in and demand for your horse is high.

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