As some of you may know, I'm a newbie looking for my first horse. I went to see one today, and she looked really nice, healthy and has a wonderful temperment, but as I was examining her, I noticed some roughness under her skin. The lady who was selling the horse, noticed me examining it and said "oh that's nothing to worry about, it's just a little rain rot", then she proceeded to show me another patch.
It's not noticeable, no balding spots or anything, but when touching the horse, you can feel the roughness in certain parts of her body.
Should I be worried about this? Should I stay away from purchasing the horse because of this?