From the article: Where to Advertise Your Horse for Sale
What are your tips for advertising your horse? Where and when would you advertise a horse for sale? Share Your Tips
Good quality photos help sell your horse
- Never underestimate the power of a good photo to sell your horse, even if you have to spend a little extra to have someone come out and take professional photos, it'll pay off in the end when it helps you sell your horse quicker seeing as buyers are more likely to look at photos and judge a horse based on the first photo they see.
- —Guest Joe
Where to sell and buy
- hoofon.co.uk is a search engine that has all the up to date ads in one convenient location (hoofon.co.uk) and it also provides all the information required for a seller to do a side by side comparison of the major UK websites in terms of traffic and cost of advertising.
Advertise on Horsemart
- I find horsemart the most responsive. I have advertised on other sites but the large majority of my responses came from there. Plus they have a new site and ads are really well presented. I think it's fairly cheap too, only £15 for a horse ad
- —Guest Kate
Photo Ad tips
- One of the biggest non selling points is the photo placed in an ad. With this economy, you need your horse to stand out from the others. Here are a couple photo tips for your ad: 1. Always show a full side profile with the horse looking toward you (to capture any face markings). 2. For horses under 15 hands, have the camera level about 4ft above ground. 3. Always fully bath, dry, and groom your horse before a photo shoot. (would you buy a mud ball over a clean, sharp looking horse?) 4. Pay attention to the background of the picture. Always try to get your horse against a contrasting background. If you have a light horse, use a dark background; a dark horse, use a light background. All horses look beautiful on a lush green meadow background. 5. CROP your photo so there is only about a cm between the edges of your horse and the photo edges. 6. Have a friend look over you photo shoot after you have cropped and select the best photo of the horse they would buy.
- —Guest Phoe6e