Buying a horse whether for competition or pleasure is an important investment for now and the future. A pre-purchase examination is designed to look for any current or potential problems in a horse. Pre-purchase exams are not limited by age and include both a history, discussion of past and future expectations of the horse, a thorough physical examination and lameness evaluation. Depending on the initial results of the exam, further diagnostics may be warranted such as x-rays or ultrasound. If it is a mare that is being purchased for breeding an examination of her reproductive potential is also included. The forms below are the standards of our practice for examination and our expectations of the buyer and seller.