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        09-12-2013, 11:16 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    It is a trainer listing, not a horse owned by Canter...not sure if that is still the policy.
         
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        09-12-2013, 11:21 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Look under their FAQ section. Guess some may let you, others may not.
         
        09-12-2013, 12:37 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    A PPE will/should include Xrays and blood work. Quite expensive usually.. and an exam that discusses why he is stiff behind to boot. The exam may well run $300 to $500. That is a lot.. and it may get you not buying the horse. HOWEVER, if the horse is mechanically unsound for some reason, fixing or maintaining can run into thousands of dollars.

    A favorite saying of mine when looking at an Ex Racehorse GELDING is you can't race the papers... you got to race the horse.
         
        09-12-2013, 12:53 PM
      #14
    Super Moderator
    I think I would be really put off travelling that far - or paying for a PPE - for a horse I couldn't sit on - obviously the sitting on bit wouldn't apply to a youngster - but some OTTB's can be so wired when they get a rider on them they never really work for dressage and can take ages to settle down
         
        09-12-2013, 01:39 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    OTTBs can definitely be a lot of work to recondition... But I like them 8D
         
        09-12-2013, 01:43 PM
      #16
    Super Moderator
    So do I - my early years were spent hanging out on a racing yard as my Grandfather was an enthusiast, the first horse I ever sat on - too young to even remember was a chestnut TB mare!!!
    They can have so much scope and courage but they can also come with an awful lot of mental and physical baggage
         

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