Aloha!! I need advice! I want to make sure I'm not jumping the gun on getting this horse because appaloosa's are so hard to come by in hawaii, and to own one is my dream horse.
I took a break from riding for almost six years after my first horse passed. I began leasing a pony but unfortunately she's just too small, so I began looking into horses for sale. The horse In question a little old, he's 16 but basically bomb proof. Which is perfect because I'm not looking to compete this time around, I want a trail horse. He's a gelding just under 15 h. The current owner said he cut his hoof straight across on a fence while turned out. He was limping when he walked and she said the injury was a little over a month old but it was pretty high up on the hoof. Maybe about an 1.5-2 inches below the coronary band. She said he'll be fine but I'm skeptical.
It wasn't bloody and it didn't look infected.
And say I do purchase this horse, should I not expect to ride him for a while??
Anybody have any experiences in this department or advice? If like to have a vet check him out obviously but they aren't many willing to go with me unless I pay an arm and a leg to go so far. And I was told not to have the sellers vet because they may be baisist. Any help is appreciated!!!