Unfortunately, a purchased horse doesn’t come with a money back guarantee. Franklin Vets offers a pre-purchase examination to alert the buyer to any pre-existing abnormalities or conditions.


This is a mobile service we can provide across south Auckland and north Waikato regions. We can also provide mobile imaging of any lameness concerns with our portable digital scanner and x ray units.

A horse does not pass or fail the examination; a pre-purchase veterinary check is used to spot horses at-risk of requiring extensive treatment to remain healthy, or a horse that has a defect that may cause performance issues.  This information ensures that an informed decision can be made on purchase.  We have a registered pre-purchase veterinarian, Dr Katie Kindleysides, who is trained and regulated in the procedures around these examinations.

Contact your local Franklin Vets to discuss a pre-purchase examination.