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post #1 of 16 Old 10-22-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question How to get a PPE done?

We have narrowed our search down to 2 prospects. Tommorrow I am deciding which I should have vetted. One prospect is very close by and I know how to arrange a PPE for him. The other prospect is 2 hours away. So my question is how do people arrange a PPE for a horse that is a long ways away from their home?
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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I ask the owner for a trial/ short term free lease. Long enough for me to get a vet check and to ride him once or twice. If they say no, that's fine. Plenty of other horses for sale.
Occasionally a seller will start hooting and hollering about the risk yadda yadda yadda,,,, yeh what about my risk ? I may end up stuck with an unsound or unsuitable horse. Like I said though, plenty of horses around. They don't like it keep looking.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-22-2012, 06:03 PM
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No way would I ever let any of my sale horses go without being paid for, unless it was strictly a lease with insurance. Buyers want to try them several times that is great, but they can come to my house. I don't know many people that would let horses go on a trial.
I would assume they have a vet they use that I'm sure could get booked for an appointment when you could make it.
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I don't know any reputable horse people that will allow their horses to go out on loan or a free lease unless they know the individual extremely well.

I've had PPE's done for horses that lived nowhere near me. Ask the seller who their Vet is as you don't want to use them (most of the time the Vet wouldn't do one on a client's horse anyways). The do a google search on Large Animal Vets in that area.

Last horse I bought, the seller gave me a list of all the Large Animal Vets in the area and had the one she uses marked so I wouldn't call them. My trainer suggested I use the Large Animal Hospital as their vets have seen anything and everything possible as all difficult cases get referred to them.
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People that wanna sell a horse will let you take it to a vet, if they wont Id shop else where. No way I would buy a horse without a trial and a PPE. Its a buyers market, make your offer and leave your number. Not worth arguing over.
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My daughter just bought a horse sight unseen (lots of video footage & show records) from 2 provinces away. She asked her vet here for a recommendation on a vet there for a PPE. She also wanted the PPE flexion tests to be video'ed for her.
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People that wanna sell a horse will let you take it to a vet, if they wont Id shop else where. No way I would buy a horse without a trial and a PPE. Its a buyers market, make your offer and leave your number. Not worth arguing over.
Buyers market it may be, but I still will not let a horse leave on a trial because I won't run the risk of having a lame horse come back that may or may not recover, or come back mentally scarred because someone claims to know how to ride but doesn't. I have three vets locally (only one I use) a buyer can choose from and they can come out as many times as they like to make sure they like the horse, and I think that is more then reasonable.
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NOBODY will "let you take it to the vet" if they have half the brain cells they were born with. I certainly wouldn't let anyone trailer my horse away until it was completely paid for in full with certified funds.

Large animal Vets make house calls. You call them up, they come do the PPE on-site so the horse is in view of the seller at all times.
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People that wanna sell a horse will let you take it to a vet, if they wont Id shop else where. No way I would buy a horse without a trial and a PPE. Its a buyers market, make your offer and leave your number. Not worth arguing over.
Buyers market it may be, but I still will not let a horse leave on a trial because I won't run the risk of having a lame horse come back that may or may not recover, or come back mentally scarred because someone claims to know how to ride but doesn't. I have three vets locally (only one I use) a buyer can choose from and they can come out as many times as they like to make sure they like the horse, and I think that is more then reasonable.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-22-2012, 10:13 PM
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Whats a ballpark figure for how much a PPE cost? What did yall pay?

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