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post #21 of 28 Old 09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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It sounds to me like you've gotten talked out of a PPE and into providing a free set of shoes.

You aren't going to be able to two anything in a week. Two weeks.. Maybe. 30 days would be best.

Why did you pass on the horse that failed the PPE if you were going to buy a horse that you know would fail a PPE?
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post #22 of 28 Old 09-01-2014, 10:01 PM
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my trainer thinks with shoes and better footing, she won't be lame.
And I doubt she would be sound in a week. Is this a friend of your trainer by chance? OP-I had on horse (also TB) with horrid feet. Cost me nearly as much per month in shoes as board. every time I went to ride -horse was missing a shoe,which meant no ride, wait for farrier, etc. Spent more time waiting not eh farrier than riding. I have not had a horse who needed shoes since. Only for "special" circumstances, like very rocky terrain, sliders for my reiner(only on back-barefoor front), and once from shoes on one I was jumping to support the foot. Feet are too important to go into it KNOWING they have bad ones. SOunds to me like your trainer is, for whatever reason, a big fan of this horse and I hope that between vet, farrier and trainer you wallet can handle it.
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post #23 of 28 Old 09-02-2014, 01:49 AM
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I can tell you are very excited about this horse. cant see the owner, trying to sell a horse that is not 100 percent sound, at the time of the trial. could be just a abcess, but also could be something more major. there are so many sound horses out there for sale right now. One week is not long enough. Maybe come back to this one in a month or so, and keep looking. Some sellers are honest, and some not so much, be careful
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post #24 of 28 Old 09-09-2014, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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i did the week trial, put shoes on the day after i got her. after the shoes, she was no longer lame. her ppe was today and she passed
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meet belle, my first horse, a dapple grey (roan-ish lol) 7 year old TB mare. so far she is coping with everything amazingly well (was outside only, never cross tied or shoed horse).
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post #25 of 28 Old 09-09-2014, 05:58 PM
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I'm glad that she passed, but I'd still be very careful purchasing this horse. I really hope you didn't use a vet associated with the seller for the PPE!

Congrats on your first horse, I hope that everything goes well and she remains sound for a long, long time!
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post #26 of 28 Old 09-09-2014, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad that she passed, but I'd still be very careful purchasing this horse. I really hope you didn't use a vet associated with the seller for the PPE!

Congrats on your first horse, I hope that everything goes well and she remains sound for a long, long time!
No i used a different vet. she's sound now, why would there be an issue with buying her?
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post #27 of 28 Old 09-09-2014, 07:08 PM
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No i used a different vet. she's sound now, why would there be an issue with buying her?
I have serious suspicion about a horse who miraculously becomes sound after going on trial and having shoes tacked on. I'd question whether or not the horse would STAY sound assuming it truly is now, and potentially whether or not the horse had been drugged if the problems suddenly went away. I agree with what someone said awhile back in this thread- If I was dead set on buying this horse then I'd have the current owner retain ownership while the horse becomes sound, and then think about evaluating soundness and purchasing in a month or so.
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post #28 of 28 Old 09-09-2014, 11:25 PM
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What did the farrier say? We have an OTTB that absolutely has to have shoes. It took us years, lots of supplements and 2 farriers to get his hooves sound. At almost 23, he's never had a lame day in his life except for hoof issues. IF this is what is going on with your horse, I fail to understand why the seller didn't address the issue.

I hope it's just tender feet needing supplements and proper hoof care. But hopes are fragile things upon which to base the purchase of a horse.

I do hope you really love this horse, because she's yours now. Feet and all. Good luck.

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