Buying a horse that had a loss of use claim?

Loss of use means that it can’t do a particular discipline - such as eventing - but it may not stop the horse doing something different, such as trail riding or even hunting, where the demands are different. OP doesn’t say what she wants to do with the horse.

When I lived in England the loss of use horses had a very large freeze brand placed on the saddle area of the back on the left hand side. It was a letter “L” in a circle to denote the horse had been involved in a loss of use situation. It also had a multiple digit number for correlating to what claim. Made sure that they were not sold into situations without awareness.[/QUOTE]
I think that is a very smart way to do it.