Navicular Changes-To Buy or Not To Buy?
I found a horse that I am in love with, she's out of a Hanoverian mare and by State of the Art, and looks exactly like him. She's 8, was bred once and started on dressage training a month ago, was ridden on trails before that. She's uber fancy, listens well, and is a fast learner. Her trainer brought her out to my barn for a pre-purchase exam, everyone hoping she would be able to stay there. Unfortunately the vet found mild navicular changes in one of her hooves. He said on a scale of 1-10 she was at a 2. What are your thoughts? The very honest vet said that if she had more training he wouldn't hesitate to buy her, but she is quite green. I do have a lower budget, and they're only asking $4,000 though if we got her we would definitely offer less. My trainer who I very much trust wasn't able to be at the vet check, but when she heard she still wanted me to consider the mare because she has so much potential. I'm so torn, help!
Last edited by sixlets; 08-25-2010 at 03:18 PM.
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