I have finally committed myself to an OTTB. My farrier has checked him out and has said that for what I want to use him for he is perfect. He is suffering with mild ulcers from the stress of the environment he is in but is being treated for them.
In terms of conformation he is slightly behind in his one front leg and his back heels are quite flat but I have a brilliant farrier who has every confidence he can fix him up. At the moment the farrier doing the horses feet is the worst in the area and simply slaps on a shoe and cuts them too short.
The financial committment is the most scary part for me but I can't look back now. Any advice is welcome :) I have a good trainer to help me with his let down. We just need him to pick up weight now. Luckily it is Summer so that is in our favour.
I feel like crying from pure joy and pure nerves!!!!!!!!