excerpt from Horse
for Sale, How to Buy a Horse or Sell the One You Have
© 2006 Cherry Hill www.horsekeeping.com
Blemishes usually do not affect serviceability, but ask your vet to examine each
Proud flesh - tumor-like mass over wound
site on lower limbs that can inhibit movement; can be treatable depending on location
Sarcoid - scaly or wart-like virus invasion
of tissue often around head; often reoccur following treatment.
Splints - lumps on the inside or outside of cannon bone; usually a self-correcting
condition; if horse is not lame, no problem.
- patches of white hair at site of old injury or areas of pressure such as
at withers; if inactive, no problem.
Capped hock or elbow
- fluid-filled area over the point of the joint that can be caused by laying down
on hard ground or from stall kicking.
Old rope burn
- a crusty ridge often at the rear of the pastern; may cause stiffness and crack
open occasionally; usually curable.
Warts - rough bumps
on the muzzle that eventually disappear with or without treatment; common in young
Windpuffs - fluid fillings of the fetlock joint
or tendon sheath; may be normal and sound operating state for that horse. Occasionally
can indicate a problem.