My dd has been offered a share in a horse who has stringhalt in his off hind. It only seems to affect him when he is first brought in or if he has been standing for a while, and he is otherwise sound and has a lovely temperament. Does anyone have any experience of this? Would it put you off?
That's all right - we not in the market to buy. Thank you - I hadn't thought of him not passing a vetting. Interesting that the owner is pressurizing us to decide on the loan deal because "we've got a lot of potential buyers for him"!
Is it a loan or a share? If it's a loan and you're needing to carry on the insurance, you'll need to check they've told their insurance company about the stringhalt as knowledge of a pre-existing condition and not informing the insurance company can invalidate the policy.
"we've got a lot of potential buyers for him"!
If he is a really fantastic horse at a bargain price because of the stringhalt then maybe but I'll leave it to your imagination to calculate just how big the current market is for horses who won't pass a vetting!