I am currently looking for a horse to buy.
I found one absolutly BEAUTIFUL warmblood, dapple grey, 16.2, loads of experience, he is worth $15,000 and the owners are selling him for $5 000 !!
The only problem is that he has shivers...which sort of put a hault on buying him. My trainer is calling the vet, and we are taking him for a 30 day trial so we see how he is with some meds and some usual excersize.
I would like to know more, does anyone know anything about shivers?
I've searched online and didn't find too much.
Is equine shivers something i should be worried about while buying a horse, or is it something manageable that won't effect his preformance and overal health in the long run?
It really depends on what you want to use him for. Shivers is a neurologic condition which is somewhat controversial and much debated about. It is a progressive degenerative disease so unless you want to use him sort of lightly and short term, probably not the best horse for you. Also, people will tell you "my horse is worth $x,000". Anything in life is only worth what you are getting cash in hand for. If someone is actually handing them $15 grand then that is what he is worth. If they have to pay someone to adopt him out, that is what he is worth. Make sure he's also been checked for roaring since the two often go together.