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  • Prepurchase exam cow horse
  • How to cheat on a pre purchase exam

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    08-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Thank you all for your thoughts. I do show Reining cow horse so the legs are totally imortant and he is definetly not cheap. I was just thinking I would save a few bucks and spare my trainers feelings because I have been around this horse since he hit the ground so I do feel pretty safe but you all are right and I will definetly have the exam. Wish me/us luck! I will let you know how it goes =)

FYI: We use the same vet. This is a very small town and there are only two options but he knows us both very well and I think he will give an honest opinion.
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    08-02-2008, 07:23 PM
I usually buy young horses - foals usually so I don't have them checked. A foal that is unhealthy or unsound is pretty obvious. I also buy from breeders that give a "warranty" for X amount of days and have a reputation to protect.
    08-02-2008, 07:26 PM
Yeah buying from big-buisnesses are good because they're less likely to cheat you.
    08-02-2008, 08:04 PM
I would have to say, it depends. (for me) If I was buying a highly priced show/jumper/performance horse, then definitely yes.

If I was buying a horse I was just going to hack around on, then I feel that I have enough experience (personally) to spot a problem and if not, than that is a risk that I am willing to take. I also take along another experienced person or persons so that they may spot something I might miss. (nobodies perfect) So far for me, I've never had a problem. I will say that if I were to have any doubts I would get one.

That being said, if you don't have lots of experience then I definitely recommend a prepurchase exam.

As a seller, I NEVER have a problem with a buyer wanting a prepurchase exam. I once had a vet (that I had never met before) tell a buyer that if she didn't buy the horse then he was going to!
    08-03-2008, 06:27 PM
Except for one horse I've owned, I always get a vet check done, always!

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