Ellie passed her vet check with flying colors. I was so thankful that Dr. Natasha came down from Pioneer to do the pre purchase. She was so fantastic in helping me deal with the Wilbur situation that I knew I could trust her to call out any red flags. We ended up taking radiographs of Ellie's back right stifle- during flexion she came out a 1+ on that leg but after consulting with a surgeon at Pioneer the feedback was that the stifle was her variation of normal. We did the right hock too, just in case, and Natasha said it was the prettiest hock she'd seen in a long time.
All in all the whole process felt a bit exhausting but after 3 hours I thought we had done a thorough job.
Now off to Montana for a quick work trip! I'll have a few final days to think and we'll make a decision by the end of the week!