I've been looking at this rescue mare near me. I really like her, but this line worries me about her ad:
'though she's still a bit weak behind (couldnt quite make it over the higher jumps)'
*she came off the track with a very sore hind*
This is after six months pasture rest. They say she appears completely sound, the problem only appears at the higher jumps. If we got her, she'd be very lightly worked on the flat this year with the help of a trainer and only started over jumps next summer (also with a trainer) if she seemed sound for it. (I have a horse for jumping now, she's just on the older side and does get sore very easily). Right now, I'm only interested in the lowest levels and if she can't work past that level when I'm ready to than I'll find a leasee or new owner who could also use her and respect her limitations.
At the end of the ad, they state that they think she'd be a great dressage or low-level jumping horse. They seem to be honest and straight-forward about all their horses' problems. We'd also be going to meet her in person and get a vet check, but I'd love to hear about any problems you guys have found that we should watch for.
(She's priced at $300 and she's coming 7. If we did purchase her for the given price and for some reason she didn't work out as a jumper, would you see her as easy to rehome for the same price?)