My gelding has feet issues which I have been advised by vet to not jump him or hack him actually. However as long as his feet are well managed and shod correctly then he is sound. He is winning or placing at very least. However the main farrier has not Been there last couple of times and he went lame last week as he needed shod. I had to have words with other farrier and tell him to sort it out he came sound few days later once used to correct balance.
However would I buy a horse with these issues. ABSOLUTLY NOT its a lot of money. However love this boy and he is talented. He is now 14 also with hock arthritis.