So as some of you know I've been trying to sell my horses for a while now and we had someone interested in the older one who now has her on trial.
We were told that she was 12 years old and was completely sound, in good health, ect. The only thing wrong was that she had bruised her heal so needed some bar shoes for a few months. When this person came to look at her she's thrown a shoe so we told her to get her farrier to re shoe her and we'd pay, so her farrier came today and we found out that she needs bar shoes otherwise she'll go lame so we were a bit shocked (Our farrier hasn't done her feet before he's just checked to shoes for us) and the woman said that she'd get her vet checked as well because she was quite sensitive by her withers and we got told that she's around 20 years old and she can only be used for light hacking with not much trotting and no cantering (although she quite happy to take off with me) because if you try anything else with her she will just go lame.
So at the moment my mum is really worried because if this is true then my grandad has wasted his money on a 'fantastic dressage horse' that I was going to re train for show jumping. He didn't have her vet checked because she was taken to a local livery yard full of his trustworthy friends who thought she was amazing. The people at the livery yard were very good friends with that last owners. But she's also worried that this might all be made up because the people loaning her keep on telling her to lower the price (£1000 including tack and rugs), we did have one of our friends come and look at her to determine her age and she said that she was about 8 and in thought that she was in good health as she was galloping around the field and jumping the logs.
Sorry it's long. So how much would you pay for a 15.3hh, 20 year old, irish draught x that can be used for light hacking only?
Thanks in advance