I have just purchased a hanoverian gelding and he has LOU , the owners said that the people before they got him (a barister) was bought for her to do grand prix dressage on and they claimed on their insurance saying his head carrage was too high and his gait was not right to do it , so they claimed most of the 25K back that they bought him for. Therefore he was stamped with an 'L' to show loss of use. Years after that he had 5 stage vetting and x-rays and it proved nothing was wrong with him at all.He has since been doing bsja and BD elementary dressage!
But now I have brought him back to my livery yard a lady has said that she thinks there must of been something 'wrong' with him because he can't get LOU for not being able to do grand prix dressage which was what he was intened for (which was what I thougt some cases of LOU could be). So anyway , what do you guys think?