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post #11 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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It is a trainer listing, not a horse owned by Canter...not sure if that is still the policy.

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post #12 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 10:21 AM
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Look under their FAQ section. Guess some may let you, others may not.
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 11:37 AM
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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.

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 11:53 AM
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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
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 12:39 PM
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OTTBs can definitely be a lot of work to recondition... But I like them 8D
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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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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