Originally Posted by faye
You didnt see the horse, you didnt have it vetted. Its therefore your fault and your loss.
I'd want to know what sort of back yard breeding establishment you are running that you wouldnt have a PPE and that a small difference in height is the biggest thing you can find to worry about.
Soundness of breeding horses is of utmost importance unless they are unsound through injury (which a PPE would pick up). If you do not care about sound horses then how on earth are you going to breed sound stock
How do you know that the horse hasnt got an infectious disease, how do you know he isnt a rig (rigs can still sire foals), how do you know that he hasnt got some disfigurement that clever camera angles has disguised or degenerative joint disorder.
If anything a PPE for breeding stock is just as essential as for ridden stock!
Good post. Especially the last line.
Horses' height is one of those notoriously difficult things to advertise and get right. I've known many, many "16+hh" horses that really measure at 15-15.2. Height should never be taken as advertised, and if it's important to you, verified before money exchanges hands. Posted via Mobile Device