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19th Oct 2003, 05:54 PM
As you all know I'm saving up to buy myself an Icelandic youngster, so I want to know how much (roughly) will one cost me. I'm not bothered about breeding, colour or sex. So please can you give me some types and how much roughly it will cost me??
Sorry I know it's hard to give an exact answer but just a guess will do. (bearing in mind I want one under 3 years and I dont mind one which is unhandled)
19th Oct 2003, 08:10 PM
How long is that bit of string? ;)
Finding youngsters is difficult especially in England, Scotland you may have more luck.
Most breeders are worried you are going to try to start to ride the horse at 3 years old, which is much too early for an Icelandic. That's their worry, so you will only usually find just started 5 year olds. This is a way the breeders protect their horses from being trained too early and suffering as a result.
You will usually only get hold of foals and yearlings if you are known to the breeder and reputable in training techniques.
I can't put a price on someone else's stock, it's impossible, breeding is not neccessarily the indicator of price. gaits are for more an indicator of price. A horse which shows equal amounts of tölt and pace and trot at liberty may cost more than a youngster that has only displayed trot at liberty. This may make the price tag differ in hundreds of pounds.......mind you, this is not ALWAYS a positive indicator of the gaits once they are trained. Once they have a rider on their back the gaits may come to the forefront and you might end up with a 5 gaited horse.....strange things happen with Icelandics.
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