Who is going to train a horse you get? You?
And colic is not an "issue" but something that can happen at any time, for many differing reasons. That the rescues have told you that, if that is where you are coming up with it, troubles me. And there is no gene for laminitis either, and it can be caused by many things too. As for no lameness issues? Without horses being ridden, and in training, you can not know that either. Some things won't show up unless horse is ridden frequently, and asked to perform. And, depending on terrain you will be riding in? No telling if you will need to have one shod or not. Not all horses can go barefoot.
Either they know virtually nothing, or are deliberately lying. Either way? No way I would still be dealing with them. Anyone that would tell someone there are "no colic issues" can't be trusted.
There are way too many horses out there, for this price and less that are already riding, trained and easy to handle.
The fact that one or two of these are easy to handle at this point, means nothing, as you are not asking them to do something that does not fit in with what they want to do. The minute you ask something of them? May be a whole different ball game.
You would be better off getting something well trained, older, and that you can enjoy, instead of something at these ages that is untrained.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 05-06-2013 at 08:46 PM.