In my area which is an expensive very English area, that horse would be about $15-20k. For 30k he would be finished and ready to show. So definitely overpaying.
ETA A fractured splint bone is not a big deal at all, especially if it was surgically removed. My gelding popped three splints (that's what they're called) within a year and half and had a few more years sound jumping 3'3"-3'9", no he's retired due to arthritis in a completely unrelated area. My vet who is a lameness specialist doesn't think much of them either, and I've never seen it affect a horse.
Sully ~Sullivan's Fly Supply~ [17.1 TB] RIP 2/24/14
Rio ~Camperio~ [18.0 Oldenburg]
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