Your opinion of an old neck injury and a hunter/jumper?
My mare has been for sale since time began. Or trade. Basically, I want something I can jump with (sure not eventing but some lower level beginner hunter/jumper). Take lessons on, go everywhere with. In the most recent of developements, someone is offering to trade me a 7 year old appendix (who has been ridden mostly western, with a little english), who I like the sound of..except for one thing.
Apparently a few years ago she ran into a fence Cut her neck up. The vet stitched it and its healed, never sore, etc. But theres a slight depression where the injury happened. Like a little dip along where her breast collar would run.
So, I know leg injuries (be it soft tissue damage, ligaments or bone chips) seem to be in limiting a horses future, but what about a muscle injury in the neck? Would it completely eliminater her from possibly being a safe hunter/jumper? If there was no nerve damage?
I know I need more info and a vet check before I can really make a decision, but I'm wondering what y'alls opinion is of if she's worth an hour drive to go look at??