What to look for in a rehab/rescue?
I wasn't sure what catagory this thread would fall under, sorry if it is misplaced...
I am deep in preparation to tackle my first rehab/rescue project. At first, I was just going to take on a rehab by finding a cheap unwanted on Craigslist, turn it around, and find it a home that wants it. But now, I think I am going to take on a rescue by heading down to livestock auction, and buying from the Kill Pen.
Obviously these places are not going disclose issues on their horses for auction. What can I look for as a "quick vet" solution when selecting? Health wise? Other than good conformation and a kind eye, what else can I be checking for? Good teeth? Hooves? Check knees and hocks for anything?
I know I am taking on a huge risk, but I want to do it and be FULLY prepared for it going in. Thanks for your help!!