Complaint / review text:
Found Horse on DreamHorse, emailed correspondance prior to seeing horse
Told Dixie Feet was very important issue to the purchase of horse. Assured me no feet problems correspondence came in both email form and in person.
Horse was lame at vet check, said it was do to crack in hoof. Assured me no laneness issues. Vet passed horse on vet check. Horse put in training to become Western Pleasure Horse, could not handle 30 training, went back to vet, again vet passed horse. Took horse back 3rd time and has xrays done.
I feel the Vet Also Failed here, This horse should never have passed these vet checks. This vet knew Dixie.
Horse has been lame since day one. Took to a different vet 2 years later,
2nd opinion said horse has Sevier Navicular in both front feet. Contacted Dixie via phone left several messages. Received 1 call saying she was out of town, mean time I had contacted the breeder and trainer of this horse and was assured he was never lame, HOWEVER, I made several attempts to contact Dixie via phone and certified return receipt mail, NO ATTEMPTS ON HER PART WHAT SO EVER. I received the Certified Return Receipt stating that she had received the letter.
I feel she misrepresented this horse and was lucky the vet passed it. She must have known this horse had Navicular otherwise she would have made some attempt to contact me at the least check on the horse instead of ignoring the whole issue. Be Very Aware And Get Second Opinion.