Should I buy this horse?
I've been looking for a horse since november, and I finally found the perfect horse. He was started western, but then retrained to be a hunter/jumper. He still rides perfect western, and jumps well too. He's great on trails. I had him vetted last week, and the vet found swelling below the hock on his right hind leg. The swelling was not causing him to be off on that leg either. She also said that he reacted poorly to being palpated right above his tail. Those don't seem like huge issues to me, but this is my first time purchasing a horse, and I want some advice. My trainer isn't in town at the moment so I can't talk to her about it. He's an amazing horse, and the people who are selling him are the nicest, most honest people. Please let me know what you think.