Found an amazing 4 year old AQHA gelding, fabulous training, show experience, ranching experience, a great guy. Had a PPE done today and the vet did xrays. Her 2 findings were very slight “vascular changes” of the navicular in the front feet, and a small bone chip nowhere near the joint in one of the front legs. He is barefoot and totally sound. Her interpretation was that both were non-issues and she said he was perfectly sound. She felt that the changes would not be likely to get worse as he gets older and just said to be mindful of keeping his feet trimmed.
At first I was totally comfortable with her assessment but of course i have been googling how others respond to these kinds of findings on a PPE and it sounds like most buyers would run for the hills.
Will these findings decrease his re-sale value? If the vet isn’t concerned should i feel comfortable with her analysis? I can’t say i have any knowledge about navicular. Anyone been down this road with a PPE?
I am of the mind that you ride the horse not the x-rays, and i doubt most horses have perfect xrays…however this is a low 5 figure horse and i don’t want to be completely unable to re-sell him down the road because of this.