Originally Posted by Joe4d
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.