Back to Pedigree Query
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:19 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Splint on Yearling
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:05 am 
Offline
Yearling

Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:32 pm
Posts: 56
Location: Castroville, Texas
How big of a deal is a high, cold splint on a prospective yearling purchase? If the horse moves sound and the splint is set would this be a deal breaker or effect the price of the yearling? Thanks in advance.

_________________
Ahr Farms- Standing at Stud Justice Minister (Deputy Minister x Double the Charm by Nodouble)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 9:04 am 
Offline
Grade II Winner

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:23 am
Posts: 1473
Location: Ontario, Canada
It very likely will effect the sales price. Unfortunately a blemish is a blemish old or not and some prospective buyers will steer clear. Do anything you can to shrink the splint so that it is scarcely noticeable at sales time and make sure you take a set of xrays of the splint to go into the repository to show that it isn't problematic.

_________________
"People come and go but horses leave hoofprints on your heart"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 2:14 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:16 am
Posts: 263
Location: Maryland
I'm sorry to hear that your youngster has a splint. It will probably will never bother the horse, but it is a killer on a sale yearling. Ask me how I know :cry: We also had Xrays of it to show it wasn't a problem, but basically buyers looked at him, saw the splint, and said "Pass". We ended up breakiing him and putting him into training. The splint never bothered him.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 2:32 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:16 am
Posts: 263
Location: Maryland
I'm sorry to hear that your youngster has a splint. It will probably will never bother the horse, but it is a killer on a sale yearling. Ask me how I know :cry: We also had Xrays of it to show it wasn't a problem, but basically buyers looked at him, saw the splint, and said "Pass". We ended up breakiing him and putting him into training. The splint never bothered him.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:39 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:05 pm
Posts: 497
Location: Zambezi
I bought a really nice well bred yearling for $1500 because he had a splint. He ran out over $50,000 for me. A year after I bought him, the splint had disappeared.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group