We recommend a physical evaluation before the actual purchase of a horse. This type of exam is a "pre-purchase exam" where we evaluate all aspects of your potential new horse. We go over the entire horse from its mouth to its tail. We watch your new horse travel on a longe line or under saddle to evaluate soundness. Flexion tests and we thoroughly check all four legs. We perform an ophthalmoscopic exam of both eyes and listen to the heart and lungs before and after exercise. We can supplement the pre-purchase exam with radiographs, ultrasound, endoscopy or blood work if these are deemed necessary. We encourage you to ask questions during the exam.
Radiology consults are also available for clients purchasing horses from outside the practice area.