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2 or 5 stage vetting.......what would you do??

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razzdazz Sun 28-Oct-12 14:13:46

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 blush. 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.

Gilbertus Thu 05-Sep-13 09:54:48

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

Backinthebox Thu 05-Sep-13 10:01:18

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 £££££.

CairngormsClydesdale Thu 05-Sep-13 18:05:53

This is a very old thread people - and she never told us whether she had the vetting done or not and whether she bought it or not!

FWIW, I wouldn't pay 4k for a cob unless it was a registered Welsh D!

Backinthebox Thu 05-Sep-13 22:45:53

So it is! I didn't see the date. Fwiw, I wouldn't pay 4k for a Welsh D. Horses for courses, just goes to show.

Gilbertus Fri 06-Sep-13 08:52:26

I paid 4k for a Welsh c/hanoverian x grin

Gilbertus Fri 06-Sep-13 12:04:41

Wow those cobs are expensive! They are mainly showing cobs though rather than a nice chap for hacking. Some of them are lovely smile

Lymegreen Tue 10-Sep-13 13:36:05

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!

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