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    03-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
We'll hope he wasn't loaded up with bute. If you buy him, make it conditional that you can return him within 3 days if he becomes unsound. If buted it will be worn off by then. Do ask the vet if the horse has been buted. This can account for a nice quiet horse. What I like to do is run my hands over the horse's back and when I get to the tail I lift it. Usually a horse will clamp it tight. A drugged horse will let you move it away from it's body.
Did you miss the part about this being a reputable rescue where a licensed vet (with a good reputation) is one of the people in charge?

He was not buted.
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    03-02-2014, 07:37 PM
He looks like he would be a nice horse with some work. He did not do any head bobbing that
Would indicate he was lame. .
    03-02-2014, 08:58 PM
Headbobbing is not a tell all. I do think he looks "off" he's not flat out limping and he's tense and choppy so it's hard to tell. A PPE exam should pick up on that, mention your concerns to the vet (maybe send that video to the vet?). It could be some arthritis or something.

Don't see any reason not to go ride him again if you like him.
    03-03-2014, 12:35 AM
I don't see head bobbing or tail swishing, but he certainly is not tracking up in the hind end either and looks stiff to me as others have mentioned. Hopefully your natural vet has experience with soundness exams. It could be as simple as needing a chiropractic adjustment, or it could be more. Good luck!
    03-03-2014, 12:49 AM
Let me just say he is a cutie!!! You should follow your heart. What you think is most important. Let us know how the PPE goes! How old is he again? Just curious
    03-03-2014, 08:57 AM
He is 8. Thanks!
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    03-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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Shame about the bay but not worth getting involved with dealers who had a bad reputation
The only way forward now is to get that PPE done and maybe ask if they would consider a trial period to see how he is when he's settled in and in regular work with you
The slight stiffness in the back end might just be a combination of tension because he's green, not getting worked consistently and having a strange rider he doesn't know trust won't help that and possibly needing a better fitted saddle.
    03-03-2014, 10:26 AM
No trial, but with a $400 adoption fee, possibly worth the risk. He could go back to the rescue if things don't work out but I would lose the fee. Not too worried about that, though. I would just consider it a donation.

Thanks again for all your help/input.
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    03-03-2014, 11:15 AM
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If he passes the PPE I think that would be a risk worth taking if he didn't work out for you
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    03-05-2014, 09:33 PM
He passed the PPE with flying colors. The place I used does quite a few PPEs and is very thorough. The only red flags that showed up are:

-very much in need of a hoof trim
-narrow heels, so the vet recommended keeping him barefoot and using a good farrier
-a bit on the chubby side
-ear plaques
-thrush in the front feet
-a bit mouth shy

Otherwise he flexed sound, looked great on the lunge line, was sound moving on concrete, etc.

Oh and they did draw blood in case I want it sent in for drug testing. ;)

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