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Would you buy a horse with side bone?

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There’s a mare that has been used in western and English pleasure and trail up for sale. She’s 11, 15.2 hands, and stocky. They’re wanting $3,000 for her. She’s registered and she has some great pleasure bloodlines. They say that the only problem with the side bone is she can’t do small circles for long periods of time or go fast on hard surfaces or else she’ll get sore. The vet has cleared her as sound for riding though, what do you all think? I would use her as a trail horse and for mounted orienteering. I’m also willing to invest in hoof protection if needed for the rougher trails.
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Nnnnooooooo. Especially for $3G. You are essentially just buying problems.
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