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post #11 of 14 Old 08-02-2013, 03:04 PM
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Assuming the horse appears sound & healthy to you, and considering it's fairly low-impact purpose in your household, I would likely be comfortable skipping a PPE.

Personally, I've only done them on budget-stretching higher end performance horses that will be under a rigorous training & use schedule.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-02-2013, 04:26 PM
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I used to base a PPE on the purchase price of the horse and what I intended to use them for.

While I was still horse shopping for my 2nd competition horse, a good friend approached me about selling me her TB gelding. I knew this horse VERY well, and often fox hunted with him and his owner. I was eager to purchase him and since we are such great friends, she offered me a fantastic price!

I was not going to get a PPE on him because I felt I knew him, but she insisted and offered to split the cost 50/50.

The day we met at the vet school, it was discovered he had a melanoma growing behind his eye. Its location rendered it inoperable.

So that PPE saved me a lot of heartache. Now I think twice about them :)
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-02-2013, 04:47 PM
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Get the PPE, no questions. $500 now to save you from a $5000 vet bill in the future, or possibly having to get the horse PTS is so worth it.

They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-02-2013, 05:23 PM
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I'd always get a PPE, but I wouldn't spring for x-rays in cases like yours where there aren't any potential red flags (like being started and ridden hard early, etc.)

I know a horse that was recently sold by a vet. This horse had been one of two horses the vet owned and rode in eventing. The buyers did a PPE anyway (smart choice!) and found that he was showing signs of early cataracts. They liked the horse so much that they bought him anyway (using the cataracts as a bargaining chip I'm sure.) I know this vet personally and don't think she knew about the cataracts and was trying to hide them or anything like that. I think it's one of those things- just because she's a vet it's not like she's always examining her horses' eyes with a flashlight! So, even with a positive recommendation from a vet on someone else's horse, I'd definitely still want at least a basic PPE.
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