pre purchase gone wrong

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  • pox2 Original Poster
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    we have a horse on trial, he passed the vetting but he has a bone spur that the vet is slightly worried about. we can get him for half his price and is an amazing horse but i dont know what to do.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Where is the bone spur? How concerned is the vet, and how likely is it that this will affect the horse’s ability to do whatever you have in mind? How much do you like this particular horse? I haven’t dealt with this in a horse, but had one myself and it was several years before I felt I needed to have it removed. This is a very personal decision for you.

    It is never the horse's fault

    pox2 Original Poster
    Topics Started: 2Replies Posted: 2

    he is an amazing horse but the place it is in, it cannot be removed it is pretty likely that he will get arthritus there at some point

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Then it is just a question as to whether that is or is not a major factor for you. My gelding has some arthritis in his spine (went over backwards in a starting gate as a child), but it doesn’t stop him from doing anything he chooses to do, and he is 24. This is a difficult decision for you if you really like him, but no one else can make it for you. Arthritis can be managed without too much of a problem most of the time. We all get it sooner or later.

    It is never the horse's fault

    G & S
    Topics Started: 16Replies Posted: 253

    It really comes down to what you want to do with the horse. If you are looking for a dressage horse or a hunter/jumper, or any type of performance horse that requires a sturdy body, this is probably the wrong horse for you. If you are looking for a trail horse or one that will be used primarily for pleasure riding, and the price is right, he might meet your needs.

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