This horse buying process is stressing me bad. After speaking with the vets, and yesterday getting the actual printed report of the findings, I did some more research on my own and now I am really stressing. I am calling to speak to the vet who performed the actual exam and ask him about what I have noticed.
What they found, if it is what it's described as, should produce lameness. The horse isn't lame. In fact, the vet told me after he saw the x-rays he went back with the hoof tester and really worked the hoof - nothing. I had blood pulled to run a drug screen. But I held it, I didn't have them run it. My vet said to save money, I should have it pulled, but have it stored. If something came up, then I still had it to run. I think I need to run it now. I want to know if this horse is being "helped" along, even with something as common as bute. A two year old should not need any meds, especially if he's never seen the track. I feel like it's all taking too much time.
Sigh, maybe I should just buy a bicycle.
The boyz finally had their riding lesson this past Thursday after about 2 months off. They were great! Harrison showed no signs of the tension he had in the saddle after his fall! He was back to posting and very relaxed. Time lessened the fear from that one. I enjoy watching them ride. I hope things work out with the black colt. I think he'd grow up to be a wonderful horse for my boys after I finish his training.