Why have a horse vetted?

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Why have a horse vetted?

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Buying a horse is a big and often expensive decision so it is important to make the right decision and to buy the right horse. This not only involves finding a horse which has a pleasant manner, is good to ride, etc but also looking for one that is likely to remain healthy and is suitable for the type and amount of riding that is anticipated. To make a mistake and buy the wrong horse could be costly and heartbreaking. Buying a car without an MOT would be unwise and on the same basis buying a horse without a pre-purchase examination by a qualified professional can be both risky and costly. A pre-purchase vetting can not only identify any existing health problems but may also identify potential problems that may occur in the future. The vetting is carried out on behalf of the purchaser and it is important to discuss fully with the vet beforehand the intended type of and regularity of use that the horse is intended for. This ensures that the vet can give an accurate assessment as to wheth