Yesterday I got a text. From Malin, the owner of Valle. She had been to the clinic with him again and this time he had passed without any remarks.
However, he has clearly got ‘tuppspatt’. I’ve read a lot about it and this will stop me from competing in dressage.
So; do I buy Valle and give up competing in dressage and only train, and focus solely on jumping? Or do I follow the general advice “don’t buy a broken horse if you can buy a whole one”?
One thing is for sure, that is that Valle is not worth 49.000 any more.
I don’t know what to do. But I think I will say no and look for another horse. It’s just sooo tempting to buy Valle so that I can be finished with this procedure. And that’s not a good enough reason to give up on 50% of what I want to do.