Here's the scoop-
I'm looking at a 11 yo reg QH gelding. Cutting and sorting horse his whole life which I know is more reason to get the vet check done. This lady selling has a good reputation and isn't shady like most sellers I've met and delt with.
She's in love with the horse and said she wants first right of refusal if anything were to happen. She had the horse as a 3 yo and he was sold to someone who worked cows on him and got a new horse so they sold him back to this lady.
He's not lame not stiff. Turns on a dime and overall perfect. I wanted to get a vet check but we have a hurricane coming and that's the soonest every vet I called can do it. Now, in naturally impatient and thick headed so I'm just thinking to say screw it to the PPE. I've never had one on my guys but I've never payed over $800 for a horse either. I'm just so anxious. I am in love and regardless of what the PPE says, aslong as he's still rideable (which I know he will be) I'm fine if he has a tad of arthritis, etc.
Would it mean anything to have her guarantee in writing that he's 100% sound and healthy? Or would that ultamitely mean squat?
So who here actually does PPEs? How stupid am I for not getting it done? (If I decide to not have it done)
I won't be using this horse for cows or anything that he's use to. All I do is trail blaze and a little bit of everything, but I won't work him hard like he does when he's on a cow. I just like I relax and hangout!
What are your stories? I know alot of people do and some don't do a PPE. What're your throughts ?
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