I have finally found the horse I love. I took my trainer to see her and she liked her but said that she felt she had a possible stifle issue. She is 7 and has not done much of anything. She is out of shape and very green. Started under saddle and jumped a small x to a 2 stride, small oxer, for us. The lady who has her is an extremely reputable breeder with some of the top stallions in the country. This mare is by one of their stallions, Pablo. She is very protective with her horses and would not allow the trainer to do anything more with her. They are asking 28k for the horse. My trainer says that that is ALOT of money for a horse that we can't even see jump more than an X to a 2 foot oxer. She says that she is a wonderful mare, from what she can judge, for the amt able too see of her. She is concerned about her stifle though. She showed a video of the mare to her vet and the vet agrees that she "could" have a stifle issue. From the video, the vet said the mares fetlocks have too much flex which adds to the stress on the stifle. The mare likes to break in her canter after going around the ring once and when the asst. Trainer rode her and forced her to keep going, she would cross canter when she wanted to break. I thought she did this because she was green but my trainer believes it is because of the stifle issue. She is a beautiful mare, great mover and a cute jumper (from what we can see). She is sweet as can be and allows you to do anything to her. Question is: would you take the chance and vet her? It will probably cost 2500 to 3000k to do it. Which will bite into my budget for a horse, if she doesn't pass. I absolutely ADORE her and really feel she is the perfect horse for me......what is a girl to do? Any words of wisdom by all?