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post #11 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 04:15 AM
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I think you are worrying too soon - If he has all these admirable traits, and you haven't put money down, and he is at their house, and you have a vet coming for the PPE, you are fine.

And as was suggested earlier, if his PPE does reveal a "catch" that does not affect his riding ability, consider asking for a price drop to reflect his unsoundness and take him anyway - if he can do everything YOU need him to do, who cares if he won't stand up to high impact events? Every horse has a glitch, whether mental or physical - it is up to you to decide if this particular horse's glitch is one you want to deal with.

Don't worry - just talk to your vet about your concerns and then go from there.

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post #12 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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The lady let you take him without a deposit ??!!


No...I have not brought him home yet. The owner has been more than generous.
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 08:13 AM
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Get the vet check/PPE done at her barn, and use a different vet to hers.

A friend of mine wanted to bring a horse to our yard to get a PPE done. I told her to leave a deposit and get a written contract that if he fails, he can be returned. She paid the whole freaking lot. Horse failed it's PPE. She had a scrap of paper and only verbal agreement that the horse would be returned if the PPE was failed. Then she took the XRays to her vet who said the damage was normal for a horse that age, and there was no agreement.. and then the horse damaged itself in the trailer.

Just be buyer aware. They may be more than generous... but that's because they're trying to sell a horse, and possibly a lame one with issues. They'll lick your booties clean if they need to. WHENEVER I buy a horse I always think the seller is guilty of hiding something. Never a nice way to look at it, but normally... they are.
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post #14 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 08:32 AM
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Here's my two cents, for what it's worth. If he was just "ok" when you rode him, you haven't put any money into it yet, and you see obvious problems, pass on this one. At this point, you've lost nothing. If you have to pay for the vet check, you're out that money and even if he turns out to be sound, he still isn't 100% what you want. You need to look for a horse to please YOU, if he will be your last horse, not your husband, or the owner of this horse. Do not worry that she has to repost the ad., that will take all of about 30 seconds on her part. Good luck whatever you decide.
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post #15 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 09:16 AM
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I agree with both sides of the coin, of what everyone posted

Me thinks you are trying way too hard to find that perfect heart horse to take you out of your riding life.

I am older than you but I think you're still old enough that your mom might have told you "a watch pot never boils" on more than one occasion. I certainly heard it more than I wanted - lol

Show the video to your vet and also the vet who will be doing the PPE, if they're not the same.

The video may, in turn, be a cause for x-rays or ultrasounds. If you're going to do any sort of intermediate level or beyond trail riding, you want a horse with sound legs, so be prepared to pass on this horse.

It could also be something as simple as being trimmed/shod wrong. If he's in shoes, maybe the farrier quicked him just enough that he's foot-sore. It could be anything which is why you need the expert opinion of someone who is not associated with the Seller

If things don't work out, so be it, the right horse will come along when it's the right time
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post #16 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I agree with both sides of the coin, of what everyone posted

Me thinks you are trying way too hard to find that perfect heart horse to take you out of your riding life.

I am older than you but I think you're still old enough that your mom might have told you "a watch pot never boils" on more than one occasion. I certainly heard it more than I wanted - lol

Show the video to your vet and also the vet who will be doing the PPE, if they're not the same.

The video may, in turn, be a cause for x-rays or ultrasounds. If you're going to do any sort of intermediate level or beyond trail riding, you want a horse with sound legs, so be prepared to pass on this horse.

It could also be something as simple as being trimmed/shod wrong. If he's in shoes, maybe the farrier quicked him just enough that he's foot-sore. It could be anything which is why you need the expert opinion of someone who is not associated with the Seller

If things don't work out, so be it, the right horse will come along when it's the right time
I have never put so much worry in purchasing a horse before...Geez! I know I am over thinking things. I had thought it could be a trim or shoe issue as well. I think I know what I have to do. I really appreciate everyone's input. Thank you!
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post #17 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 05:19 PM
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Guilherme's Rule of Hippy Common Sense says, "If it feels good, do it; if it doesn't feel good, don't do it."

The horse has to please you, not the vet the husband the seller the butcher the baker or the candlestick maker.

Yet, when you look at the totality of the situation, are you living reality or fantasy? No horse will ever be perfect in conformation, gait, and temperament (to think over wise is to engage in fantasy). No horse will be "forever" as life has too many twists and turns to allow us to see that far ahead (to think over wise is to engage in fantasy). To live life without compromise is to engage in fantasy.

If the PPE shows the horse to serviceably sound for your use then decide what you want to do.

Put another way, sometimes you have to kiss a lot frogs to find your prince; but if the prince is standing in front of you, quite kissing the frogs!!!

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No...I have not brought him home yet. The owner has been more than generous.

I see. I beg your pardon. I misunderstood.
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-24-2014, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Guilherme ~ Love it! Thank you for the smile. It is what I needed to hear.

UPDATE: Even though I liked the owner, my husband liked the horse and I wanted so much to like this sweet, beautiful horse, I finally realized he was just not the right fit for me and that is okay. The Owner was very understanding and......Ahhhh, I feel much better.

Again, thank you everyone for your info of advice! <3
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I see. I beg your pardon. I misunderstood.
That's okay..
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