That being said, if your horse's chiro (who was also a vet, but NOT your primary vet) told you about a horse that was in their care (routine stuff) and is exactly what you need & is in your price range, would you go thru with the PPE?
You also know the seller, not very well, but have run into them a few times. They have a decent reputation, and while their personality leaves a little to be desired (a little arrogant with how much $$$ they have), is known as a quality horseman & very old school as far as being honest regarding what the horse actually is.
The horse is a 6 year old QH mare, 14.1-14.3hh, on the finishing end of green broke, EXCELLENT breeding performance breeding, just got stuck with the short gene. Was started by the seller this past spring, and has been getting exercise from a 13 yr old intermediate rider . Will walk into a trailer on her own, and will allow you to clip her ears without a halter on.
The horse would be used for 4-H, local open shows, and for trail rides. So the question is, would you go thru a PPE?