Would you take a free thoroughbred with a throat problem?
I potentially could get this horse for free. She's lovely, tall, sensible and sound (and well bred). Her issue is with her endoscopy exam. The arytenoids are normal, but her epiglottis does not sit properly and when she displaces, she has trouble replacing her palate. Vet suspects subepiglottal cyst; but needs a dynamic scope exam to confirm.
WWYD? My feeling is that if she doesn't hold up to competition level (hoping to do low level eventing and fox hunting) that I could sell her as an inexpensive pleasure horse and not lose anything on it. I also have a call in to the university to price out the surgery that they do on this and get info on prognosis.
I'm pretty torn. What do you think?