What are your deal breakers when buying a horse?
I'm wondering what you all would consider deal breakers when buying a horse. If the horse has been competed before, is there a certain trend you prefer to see (or not to see) on their USEA record?
I'm sure we'd all love to see consistent dressage scores in the 20s, no refusals, and no rails. But, it's pretty hard to find that perfect horse - especially when you're working on a low budget! So, what are some of your deal breakers (if you have any)?
i.e. Would you consider looking at a horse with Training/Prelim dressage scores only in the 40s? What about a horse with cross-country refusals? How about a horse consistently pulling rails?