Time for thread closure..I heard back from my own vet who validated what the PPE vet saw; I had videotaped the flex tests. Last night I did a lot of hard thinking and even more research and had more or less made the decision last night, or was it really early this morning...to pass on this particular horse. One or two of the issues I may have been able to live with but the three issues together just weighed too much on the negative side. Due to the stifle issue(s) there was also a thought that while the horse may have the ability, he would not be able to get the collection necessary, due to the stifle issue(s), to work fourth level with some degree of finesse...now, someone just starting out to go through maybe 2nd level...he is a very nice and sweet boy. It was a very difficult call to make.
I found a few other prospects a lot closer to home....live and learn :). Still, it was an interesting experience but I admit I am glad to be home. I missed my window in DC and got stuck in the last of rush hour traffic; it is hot, sticky, I'm starving but I get to sleep in my own bed tonight. :)
My thanks to all for their help and putting up with my ongoing babbling..hopefully it won't be long before I am bugging everyone again :)
Last edited by tlkng1; 07-18-2013 at 08:59 PM.