I’m scheduled to look at a horse soon that is close to matching all the unicorn boxes…but, because there’s always a but, he has a bone chip. The last people interested in him had a PPE done where he was found to be sound but the xrays showed a bone chip on (drum roll) the coffin bone. All the trainer knows is that there’s a bone chip and the vet said he might require surgery. The trainer didn’t see the xrays and has no access to them. The horse has been in training and showing BN eventing with no issues.
What would you do–enjoy the nice day dream but move on, make the drive anyway and hope you hate him, but if you love him get more xrays or maybe have a vet xray that hoof before looking? And yes, they’ve reduced his price as a result of the xrays.
No, I’m not looking for a high level eventer. I don’t feel the need to show but I do like jumping, dressage and trails. Any horse needs to be capable of at least performing at a low level for each–even if they aren’t trained for it yet. I will say I’m also on a non-horsey husband style budget and there are very few horses that ever spark my interest.