Updated November 26, 2014   

 

 THANK YOU FOR VISITING FHF MiniHorseSales LLC

This site was created after seeing a need for sellers to more selectively market their quality horses to prospective buyers. At the same time, we have created a site where buyers can be certain that the horses listed are honestly represented. Enjoy our site & find the Miniature Horse of your dreams!

 

 

      

November 2014 Horse of the Month

Hopkins The Jokers Midnight Run

2014 AMHA/AMHR Exquisite Black Weanling Show Filly

 

(Midnight)

Another Dimension DWBs the Joker x LM Mischiefs Rio Grande


Foaled 3/18/2014


The Joker/Rio cross is a great one - 3 show quality mares in 3 years -


Midnight is a solid black filly with her sire’s beautiful conformation, high neck set, and attitude to spare!
She will be competitive in the show ring and then produce beautiful foals for you in the future.


This is one of my (Karen's) PERSONAL favorite babies on the site - And not just because I have a passion for solid black horses!


This filly is SO delicate and refined -
love her BIG eyes and showy attitude.


And of course her long, well set neck and smooth body make her even more "eye candy" for me!


Learn more about this doll on our WEANLING FILLY page

More About FHF Mini Horse Sales LLC

The horses listed on this site are not owned by Mini Horse Sales/Frost Hill Farm/Karen Rudolph (unless noted) but owned by caring and educated horse people looking to find the best possible match of horse & new owner. MHS is proud to be the agent for this spectacular group of Miniature Horses.

If you are interested in having your horse listed on our site, please email karen@minihorsesales.com. 

MHS specializes in connecting sellers with buyers to ensure a perfect match between horse & human.

MiniHorseSales will market your horse on our very active site with e-mail blasts (4000+ contacts), paid Facebook advertising and on our Facebook fan page with over 51,600 fans, full page ads in the AMHA Miniature Horse World magazine as well as direct contact from our large list of horse people looking for that "perfect" mini match.

All of the horses for sale are kept current on vaccinations, deworming, farrier trims, and dental teeth care. We invite your questions and do our best to honestly represent our horses. We are here to answer your questions now and after the sale of the horse to offer a nice transition for our horses and their new owners. We want our horses to be placed in caring homes and will do what we can to insure a good fit between a particular horse and their future owners.

The horses listed are all AMHA and/or ASPC/AMHR registered unless noted.

The ‘good home’ factor is important to us, and if you are the perfect home, we will never be insulted by a sincere offer. Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments or just to "talk minis".

 

 

 

Helpful Hints - Marketing Your Miniature Horse

By Karen Rudolph – www.minihorsesales.com

 

  • Be a cheerleader! Does your horse have a winning show record? An awesome temperament? Is he a PROVEN producer? Does he/she have a CHAMPION pedigree (close-up, as in champion SIRE, DAM, grandsire, grand dam or champion siblings) – those are all worth bragging rights. Just be sure you have proof to back it up (If you are selling, OR buying a lot, subscriptions to AMHA & AMHR Studbooks are extremely valuable. Even if the horse won the aforementioned awards before you owned him, his winning show record belongs to the HORSE and you can use it to promote his sale.
  • Be realistic. You can’t be “barn blind” when selling horses. Pedigree is important, but it is not the “end all” – your horse needs to stand on their own merits. A “great great grandson” of some famous stallion is NOT enough to justify a huge price tag.
  • Be Professional.  Always.  Selling can be frustrating – people can be frustrating. Don’t be offended by offers, A lower offer from someone who will show and promote your horse/breeding may be worth considering (and remember you can always counter offer) and don’t get frustrated by emails from “kids” – they are the future & CAN be prospective buyers.
  • Be thorough - PHOTOS are what FIRST attract buyers – ONLY post ones that flatter your horse. I’m a big fan of nice pro photos. They will draw the potential buyers in and get them interested in finding out more about your horse – BUT also have available OTHER non-pro photos ready.  Foreign buyers, especially, want to see GOOD photos of your horse - left & right side, front and back, and bite. When you take these photos, be sure you are level with your horse, NOT looking down, as that distorts the horse’s proportions. MOST people cannot see through 2 inches of hair (myself included) so if you cannot provide photos of your horse clipped, consider holding off on selling until you can – OR be prepared to take LESS money for your horse. A VIDEO is also extremely important for any horse – ESPECIALLY one that is selling as a driving horse.
  • Be patient. Some horses sell fast and others may not, but don’t sound desperate or you may scare off potential buyers.  Then refer to #1 – are you being realistic on your selling price?
  • Be honest. This should probably be #1 on the list. Don’t make outrageous claims that are false (“unbeatable in the show ring” for a horse that has never been shown; “perfect conformation” for a horse that has many visual flaws) If your horse has issues that may affect the sale, don’t “forget” to disclose them (locking stifles, retained testicle etc.)
  • Be responsive. REPLY to requests and questions! Sounds simple – but it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Check your “spam” folder (or “other” mailbox if you are posting on Facebook) I run an active sales site for Miniature Horses and get messages EVERY day from people – telling me they messaged the owner of horses for sale on the site with no response. Hard to sell a horse that way.
  • Be prepared. HAVE those good “pasture” photos & bite photos handy! Want to really be on top of the game? – how about a VIDEO of the horse being measured, so buyers know your facts are accurate. Be prepared to answer lots of questions – the higher the selling price, the more questions the buyer is apt to have. There are LOTS of nice horses on the market today. If you want to sell YOURS, be prepared to work for the sale.
  • Be grammatically correct. Use spell-check to check spelling before you post your ad AND then DOUBLE CHECK spelling. Your horse should have correct CONFORMATION, not conFIRMation.  You need to SELL your horse, not SALE your horse. It’s a good idea to let someone proofread your work before it is posted. YOU know what it is supposed to say, so you may be skimming over errors in the text (I’m REALLY good at that!)
  • Be positive. If you horse is priced right, sound, sane & as advertised, with flattering photos and a clear, factual description, he/she WILL sell.

 

Testimonials From Some Of Our Happy Customers

We would recommend this site to anyone ...I know I keep snooping ...horse people ..we are all a little crazy  ...LOL thanks again Karen.

Joan, Canada

I highly recommend Karen Rudolph's website www.minihorsesales.com and her Facebook page as well.  What a great service to the miniature horse industry; such quality horses listed on this site.  I purchased 2B Patsy's Tribute To Gina after seeing her on the website, and couldn't be happier!  A great place to connect buyers and sellers!

   Terri Rogers, Riverview Stable, TN


We couldn't be happier with our gelding, Dom!!!! Thank you Karen, we wouldn't have known about him if it hadn't been for Mini Horse Sales.  (via Facebook)

        Linda Cameron-Davis, Pippin Hill Farm, Maine

I highly recommend Minihorsesales.com and Karen Rudolph. I sent her my horses to list and they were up and viewable on her website quickly. Karen has many contacts and ways to advertise, so your horse will be marketed in every possible way. Karen is very easy to work with and she takes the time to cover every detail about your horse, and will bend over backward to accommodate you and your listing. We have been connected with many perspective buyers through Minihorsesales.com. Anyone who is looking to get exposure for their sale horses NEEDS to contact Karen...... You won't be disappointed!

                                                         Kristina Slobody - Sawmill River Farm, West Brookfield, MA

Karen is a wonderful, enthusiastic horsewoman who brings her energy and dedication to promoting the miniature horse. She not only lists horses for sale, she promotes them and works very hard to connect folks with the right horse for them. She was invaluable in the sale of my colt, Brookhavens Knight Dreams, and because of that I will continue to support her and rely on her to help me connect with future potential buyers.

Merry Black - Brookhaven Miniatures, Summerfield, NC 

 A very special thank you to Karen Rudolph for her help in selling my colt Aloha Acres A Silent Partnership. I am amazed how fast her response was to me when I asked for her help. Not only did he sell within a very short time but Karen's professional help with dealing with prospective buyers was simply amazing. Can't say enough good things about her.

Connie B Heath - NC  

I had my weanling filly, MiniEquine A Ravenwood Christmas, listed on the Mini Horse Sales website. Chrissy sold to a Very Good home, which was important to me. With the network of contacts Karen Rudolph has in place and the quality of horses being sold by her, I would recommend Karen for all your sales!

                 Sandy Revard - Mini Equine Farm/MiniEquine Photography,  Catlett VA  

If you are looking for someone professional and genuine to help you sell some horses, Karen is it! My dad and I have done a lot of local advertising as well as on Lil Beginnings with no luck. Karen offered to help us, and help us she did! We have recently just sold a yearling filly with Karen's help. Not only does she write up a really well written ad, but she helps find a good match for your horse! I will continue to use Karen to help me sell horses in the future.

Megan Herrick - South Frontage Miniatures - CT

I am thrilled that I was able to purchase a beautiful Show Halter and absolutely flipped out when I found such a stunning little filly for sale; exactly what I was looking for. Startling to find out that the seller was located only 20 miles from where I live. (We both live in FL). I hope others will be as lucky as I was when they utilize your website. Regards,

Carolyn Dunaway - Auburndale, Florida

~ A Little More Info ~

I'm Karen Rudolph, and I've been selling horses on my farm website (frosthillfarmminiatures.com) for quite some time. Since it had become so successful for me I decided to branch out and have a website exclusively for marketing nice quality miniature horses.

The cost to list is $50.00 for the first horse and $35.00 for each additional horse through 2014.

If you would like your horse listed on additional pages (for instance, if you have a driving gelding, he could be listed on the Geldings 3 & Over page AND the Driving Geldings page - and if he was also a Shetland, he could be on that page as well) the cost is an additional $10.00 per page.

Listing will remain on site for 6 months, unless the horse is sold sooner.

CORPORATE SPONSOR LISTING SPACE IS SOLD OUT FOR 2014! CONTACT US ABOUT BECOMING A PAGE SPONSOR TO PROMOTE YOUR FARM OR SMALL EQUINE BUSINESS!

If you would like to be on the waiting list to become a sponsor in 2015, please email karen@minihorsesales.com

Page Sponsorships are available on any page except the home page.

Your farm name/business will be listed on the right side column of the ad, including a link to your site. Our site gets over 4,000 hits per day - take advantage of our high volume traffic to promote YOUR farm! 12 month page sponsorships are $125.00, and professional designed ad can be created for $45.00.

Send Paypal to: justablaze@comcast.net

Snail Mail to:

Karen Rudolph

11 Agawam Ave

Hampstead NH 03841

I will design ad and will promote your horse on the sales website, on FaceBook and also do e-mail blasts, post ads on popular horse sites & promote the sale horses through full page ads in the AMHA Miniature Horse World magazine.

Please note -

I would need the following info:

Registered name (nickname also)
Date of birth
Sire & dam (I can look all that up on Studbook)
Projected height
Color (if it isn't apparent)
Temperament
Show records, if any

PRICE and
Any other info you want me to include in the ad
MOST IMPORTANT - nice, quality photographs! I Only need a few (2-3 would be ideal) but can't sell without good
pics! The horse would have to be clipped and prepped in the photos as if he/she was heading to a horse show.

There is NO additional fees unless you would like me to handle all the inquiries as the contact person.

If so, I can do all the correspondence with the potential buyers or put your name/number/email/website as the contact. Just let me know! There is a 12% commission charge for this service.

Send inquiries to karen@minihorsesales.com

HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

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