Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
To me, it seems a bit silly to get a horse you can't jump while you wait around looking for a horse that can.
And there's no guarantees with horses. You might find it difficult to move him on when you find another horse and then be stuck with two.
To me its a bad move to get a horse you don't really want just because he's cheap. If you want a horse for jumping wait for a horse for jumping.
This injury is always going to play on your mind. Just my two cents, but its very much a personal choice, I'd never get an injured horse, free or not. Horses are risky enough as is, and a free horse costs no less to keep than an expensive one. I've spent much more money transporting my horse around than I spent buying her.