By Krista Lucas Wynn
It is a good time to buy, sell or trade in the horse market. One thing Covid-19 did not seem to affect are horse prices over the past two years. In fact, the prices for horses have seemed to continue rising, and this goes for any kind of horse in any discipline.
Horse sales have seen record prices in previous months. There is a high demand for younger prospects with good breeding for a specific discipline or ones the whole family can enjoy on a trail ride.
Back in the fall, at the annual Return to the Remuda sale held at the historic Four Sixes ranch in Guthrie, Texas, a new all-time record was set, breaking the $3 million mark. The average price was $18,000, a 32 percent increase from the previous year. The high seller was Sixes Smart Cat, a 2013 sorrel gelding, selling for $250,000. In January alone, Oklahoma hosted three successful sales, all within 60 miles of each other. The Shawnee Horse Sale, conducted Jan. 14 and 15, saw steady prices throughout, with the high seller bringing $50,000. Midwest Horsemanship purchased Hes Wright On, a 2003 reined cow horse stallion.