Breeders, How Would You Want This Handled?
Buyer approaches you with wish/need list. You help buyer choose a young, unbroke prospect. Buyer does a basic PPE, flexions, no xrays.
As soon as horse is put into training, a major issue arises. After six months, two trainers, and some basic diagnostics, buyer is out of money and it is clear horse is not going to be suitable for the buyer's intended purpose in any way, shape or form. Buyer understands "caveat emptor" and does not hold breeder responsible for the issue, which was truly an unknown. However, buyer cannot invest anymore in training and diagnostics, and cannot keep horse as a pasture puff for the next 20+ years.
Buyer only wants horse to land in a safe place. Should buyer approach the breeder about taking the horse back? How should it be handled? As a breeder, what would you want a buyer to do in this situation?