Yeah I am definitely getting a vet check regardless of what horse I buy. People say its not worth getting a vet check for cheap horses, but I think it especially is as they are the ones most likely to have hidden problems. But if I spend $200 on a vet check, $300 to truck the horse to where I live that makes a cheap horse a fair bit more expensive, so I want to be sure.
Its my opinion that you don't really "click" with horses until you know them for a while, but you can ride them and spend time with them and judge whether they're suitable and compatible. I think, when in condition, this horse could be a lot of fun for me, as he is good at things I want to try, and things I already I know I can train myself. In fact he's probably everything I am looking for except for age and condition. I'm just a pleasure/all rounder. Trail riding, bit of jumping, bit of dressage, I want to get into some sporting etc. I don't really compete much.
But I wanted to get a horse I can ride immediately, rather than wait a month or two for them to put on weight and muscle.