Also with buying/trading horses. You never second guess the health of the horse you were getting nor the motives of the owner. No vet checks or reciepts were ever needed. If you found something wrong with the horse you got, most owners were more than happy to trade/giving money back.
What has happened these days? Now when buying or trading a horse you almost always have to have some sort of written receipt to prove your purchase and or the status of the horses health. Could it be that people have become so desperate due to hard times that they just don't care?
Just a random post. Feel free to share your thoughts or stories.