I'd definitely get a PPE (although I know the horse has seen a vet after the ad was posted because the woman said the vet came to see the horse and confirmed the height at 15.3hh). I believe that the person riding her was just helping out the seller, so I'm definitely going to get more information on the tack she wears and why.
I do agree with a lot of the issues having to do with the tack and rider. Especially the martingale. It just looked like the horse was fighting it, and I think without it, and with consistent, soft contact.. then it would eventually learn to give into light hand pressure and wouldn't even need a martingale.
ETA: The seller did say that she was a bit sickle hocked, but the vet said only very slightly, and no issues with clubfoot or anything of the sort. Although I know that she was racing up until 2010 so I'm going to research more of the possible issues associated with that. I highly doubt that I'll end up getting her, but research doesn't hurt. It doesn't help that she's pretty much my dream horse. The picture on the ad was horrible (which the seller said she did on purpose although I forget her reason) but I saw the star and snip and had to e-mail her. I absolutely love horses with a snip and star, especially bays.
Forever loved, never forgotten; my beautiful Indie. <3 Hoofprints on my heart.
Last edited by Jore; 06-26-2012 at 11:29 AM.