Not sure which forum my post goes under so I will try here.
So, a few months ago I purchased a weanling. Goes through vet check and get it transported interstate.
1 month later I had the vet out for another reason and tells me my horse has a murmur sound.
Book it in to a equine cardiologist who detected my horse has mitral regurgitation associated with thickening of the mitral valve
So. Cardiologist says, at this stage it is mild, but has concerns as the horse is only 8 months old.
The vet who did the vet check (and has seen the horse a number of times), claims he could not hear anything.
I have spoken to the breeder about returning the horse, as the horse has been bought as a competition prospect and I can not longer get a “loss of use” insurance on the horse when turning 2, due to the heart defect.
What would you do as a A: Rider or B: breeder?
I feel genuinely sorry for the breeders as they could not have known this, but there are enough risks associated with having a horse.
Hope to hear peoples perspective.