How Much is a Horse Worth?


Well-schooled, seasoned stock-type geldings like my homebred Jack used to pull a premium price, but what’s he worth today?

Photo: Michelle Anderson

When I was 8 years old I went to ride a cowboy’s pony gelding named Beaver. After the handsome little POA babysat me for an hour as I rode him around and around the house, we untacked and turned him out. “A horse is worth $100 a roll,” the cowboy said. Beaver grunted, bent down on his knees, and hit the dirt for two and a half rolls. “Two-hundred-fifty dollars, and he’s yours!” the cowboy proclaimed. We shook on the

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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