Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Actually, it's quite normal for people to want a full vet report AND have their vet look that over and compare it to the horse. Especially if they take on full costs for the horse.
I think that is sensible. You can have a big or small walking vets bill.
We drove my dad's mare four hours to her retirement home, and went to see her since. We didn't get to meet the people, but they were vetted by a work colleagues sister.
They have the money to give her the best treatment, more than we can afford.
If your horse is only staying for a few months prior to going to your friend's place, then they lady may be wondering how he will fit in to the herd, then disrupt it when he leaves. It happens, I avoided a stable because of that reason. I didn't need blame laying at my door for buddy sour horses.
How many options do you have? I would try and find somewhere else, but on the same stretch if there is no where, you may have to suck it up and deal with her weird demands for a few months till your friend can take him.