Thinking of adopting older PMU
Hi I am new here. I am trying to make a decision on a horse and would like some input from others. The horse for adoption is a 2004 TB/percheron gelding from a former PMU farm, I saw him through the animali farm. He is only halter broke. I would really really like to rescue this guy (he goes to auction in the next couple weeks). I am not terribly concerned about training him, although he is older than anything I have started. My main concern is that I will not be able to see the horse, I have only seen photos of him. I would have to adopt him then he would be shipped to me, so I really couldn't check for soundness issues and don't know his real condition. I can see from the photos that his feet are bad and he is thin.
Would you take the chance on this horse? Anyone have any past experiences adopting an older semi-wild horse that they would like to share?