WWYD: perfect horse except... PIC #40 and update, good news!
My friend has the opportunity to buy a horse for herself and maybe to resell. She would be using him eventually for adult hunter ring no higher than 3'6".
The pros: He is GORGEOUS, 17h, dapple gray who is sweet, willing, calm, beautiful mover and pretty jump. He is cheap (2k) because he is slightly older and OTTB. He is sounds and has never pulled up lame in his race career.
Cons: He is 8 and his vetting was totally clean (including flexions) EXCEPT for a little arthritis on the FRONT of his kneecap on the left leg that showed up on xray.
Vet says probably wont be anything but without comparative xrays she can't say for sure.
What does she do? Buy him or pass? What about resell?
Thanks for any insight you have to offer.