Anyone dealt with broken tails before?
I am considering a 4yo paint gelding in trade for my Standardbred mare. I am waiting to talk to his owner, but I do know that he had/has a broken vertabrae in his tail. My question is, would he still make a nice western pleasure and/or HUS? I know they break tails sometimes for show purposes (I am pretty sure that is NOT why his is broken - I imagine it was an accident), but I don't want to trade him if he would be lousy in the ring - I'm not neccesarily looking for a world champ here, just a nice local show horse.
Also, I am sure I could eventually find this info, but if any of you paint people out there know the rules that would be easier - would this cause a problem if I wanted to take him to a APHA show?
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