Buying a new horse is an exciting but stressful time, and can be a real “leap of faith.” Getting an expert opinion beforehand can help you make an informed decision before taking that leap. Our pre-purchase exams are customized according to your preferences, concerns, and type of riding. The basic examination consists of a consultation, a thorough physical exam at rest, and a full examination for soundness. Pre-purchase exams may also include x-rays, ultrasound, drug testing, upper airway endoscopy, bloodwork, and complete ophthalmic (eye) or oral (mouth) examinations. Exams are available throughout the Bay Area and also further afield, by request.