Hey guys, so I might be getting an OTTB. Basically the people have too many horses and just want this guy to go to a good home, so im getting him for super cheap (500$). He is 5 years old, has been re-started under saddle, and is super quiet. He goes w/t/c and has been started over small fences.
They say that he is a little bit stiff in the back end, but a vet has cleared him for w/t/c and over fences, but not higher than 2'6 and not all the time. This is fine, I mostly just want him for a pleasure horse.
What I want to know, is what kind of health issues might I run into because he is off the track? And should I be more worried because of his back end?