Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Personally, I think it depends on what you're going to use the horse for and it's purchase price. I didn't do a PPE on my gelding, because it would have cost more than he did. It just wasn't worth it for me.
For my mare, I'm considering a basic exam just to rule out anything big. She's 16 years old, a retired racehorse and an ex-broodmare. I can only imagine what issues she might have, and I'd like to ease my mind a little bit. That said, she's going to cost me just under $1000 including the hauling fee and I plan to buy her regardless. So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I've already made up my mind to buy her because she's such a special horse to me, so I'm having a hard time justifying a $300+ PPE. Even if she turns out to be walk/trot sound only, that would be fine.