If you’re selling a horse, in order to give the best chance of a successful vetting you should provide:
- A clean, mud-free horse.
- Somewhere flat to trot the horse up in a straight line.
- For a five-stage vetting, somewhere to see the horse ridden – a field may be adequate, but a school is ideal.
- A handler and/or rider for the horse.
- A dark stable to allow examination of the eyes.
- Ideally the horse should be kept in for 24 hours before the examination so that any stiffness/lameness that could work off with exercise is apparent.
- For clear guidelines on the pre-purchase veterinary examination, visit www.beva.org.uk/ppeinfo
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