What are your thoughts? Have you ever bought a horse without one? If not, are there any circumstances under which you WOULD buy a horse without one?
I'm getting ready to purchase my first horse (yay!). I've leased a couple of times in the past, but never owned, so this is new territory for me. A few details: He's a seven-year-old registered Norwegian Fjord gelding. He's a little out of shape--fat, but still pretty muscular--and sound. The current owner says he's never had so much as a cold. Seems a bit of a stretch, but she's been very honest with me so far.
I want my first horse purchase to be a smart one. I know I SHOULD get a vet check, but it is some extra money spent on a fairly limited equine budget. Does anyone know what they run these days in Colorado? On that note, does anyone have a great vet to recommend in the Castle Rock/Elizabeth/Kiowa area?
Thanks a bunch!