Hello, I have just found a lovely little mare that I would like to buy and will be arranging her vetting this week. She is a 5 year old cob that I will be using for hacking and weekly/fortnightly lessons (due to her age). No interest in hunting, competitions and so on, mainly as I am not brave enough . What stage vetting would you mumsnetters be having?? I will be paying £4000 for her. She will be blood tested with both options. Thanks for any wisdom you may have.
ok I have paid £4k for ponies but they've been 'proven' iyswim. If I was paying 4k I would get a 5* vetting if only to put my own mind at rest. The only cobs I've ever seen for sale for 4k+ are on that crazy website where they buy young cheap cobs, do clever marketing then sell them on for a crzy markup *disclaimer this is my opinion only
Have a scan down here. There are a couple cheaper than 4k, but they are lower quality horses. There is nothing wrong with wanting a nice-natured, nice-looking, conformationally correct, professionally school horse for hacking, and that costs £££££.
My cob had a 5 stage vetting. The Vet said she might be prone to be overweight and needed de-lousing. Ten weeks later we had her scanned, and two weeks after that (3 months after the initial vetting) she produced a foal. Sometimes you can't win!