Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Northern Ireland
To be honest 5 splints in 2 weeks is a bit rediculous. It's more than likely they were on her when you bought her and they knew as a novice that you wouldn't notice. Were they open to vetting or did they put you off it?
Did you mean they want to buy her back for £100? If so that would be £3400 profit for nothing, then sell her on to some other unsuspecting soul I suppose?
I suspect these folks aren't as friendly as they seem. Is she currently being stabled at their premises, if so I would move her asap. Tell them they can buy her back at £3500, as the splints were in her when they had her.
Looking at her she is not worth £3500. At least not in Ireland but I suppose riding horses are a little more expensive in mainland UK. However if she is riding quietly and doing everything you want then she is worth it, as you can certainly end up with a lot worse for less or even more money.
I wouldn't worry too much about the splints (5 seems extreme anyway) they might be exaggerating to get her back. Splits aren't always as scary as they sound at first, most give the horse no trouble at all.
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