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Just as quality varies,
so does the price. 

 

“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a
lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.”

- John Ruskin, a very smart man!

Criadero Luna Llena, LLC provides excellent quality Paso Fino Horses to Georgia horse lovers. Above all, our goal is to help people find the right horse for them and to help that person enjoy a life changing experience. The Paso Fino breed is only about 2% of the horse population in the United States. As a result, I had to look in several different states to find the quality for which I was searching. Horses, like people, are all very different, and each horse offers certain qualities and talents that will be appreciated in light of the goals of each rider. 

We believe that people who are looking for a good horse to ride on trails, want training and smoothness of gait to be priorities. Again every horse is different in smoothness of gait and this affects the price of the horse. Quality mares and stallions who produce smooth riding horses are coveted and their initial cost and maintenance cost are the difference in getting a below average ride and a great smooth ride. One should also consider if the horse has very little training and no experience on trails, then safety for the rider becomes an issue. While their incredibly smooth four beat gait is an inborn trait of these powerful horse athletes ...it is only through expert conditioning by trainers who fully understand the heritage and capability of the paso fino horse that they can reach their full potential....and the trainer performing the training has to be paid. Good trail horses are not developed without the cost of training. Currently the cost of training a horse varies from $500-$700 per month. Training show horses takes much longer and therefore the cost of acquiring a show horse would be higher because of the training. Another driver of cost in a show horse can be expensive stud fees.  

For example, if someone gave me an excellent quality colt at the age of 3 years with no training, I would spend a minimum $500 per month for approximately 6 months, just to get the colt to a level in training where we could have a safe horse for someone to ride safely. As one can see that is a minimum $3000 investment to give someone a safe horse. If one assumes, probably correctly, that no one is going to give me such a colt, then the minimum cost of raising that colt from birth is a minimum of $1000 per year. That means another $3000 has been spent before the colt is trained. Now, the cost is around $6000, at a minimum. If one then counts the cost of the mare and her maintenance cost for the year she is carrying that colt until birth, then we have another $1000 added to the cost of the colt, if the mare had been given to me. Now we are up to $7000 in minimal cost. If the mare had been purchased for $15,000.00 because of her quality and she averages 7 foals over the course of her lifetime, then one would add another $2000 to the cost of the foal and we are now up to $9000. Bottom line, if you want a horse that is safe, excellent quality and will be a good companion for life, then expect to pay for that privilege to allow us to continue our quest of spreading enjoyment and so that others can hope for the same when they come looking for a horse like yours by visiting Criadero Luna Llena,LLC.. 

 I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the pricing of Paso Fino Horses.

Call 770-310-9835 or write today for an appointment to see, ride and enjoy these horses.

We look forward to your call.