Buying horses has become accepted to be something of a mine field.
Why the necessity to lie & conceal?
With the increasing necessity for 5stage vetting on every animal irrespective of its £1000 market value… the horse market has obscured over the last decade. Gone are the days of a quick two stage vetting, and a transfer of cash, post hand shake!
Ultimately there is a home for every horse, and a horse is flesh and blood, and never has been mechanical to my knowledge… Contrary to popular opinion splint, lumps, bumps, even asymmetries do not always need to prevent a sale. In addition stable vices do not directly always inhibit performance or resale value provided the horse is reliable/ talented/ produces results/ or can serve the purpose for which it has been bought.