A horse should walk and lift "true"....when they don't, and it is visual there is a problem. It could be body or it could be toxin. I have never heard of an experienced vet who would sight a horse having walking difficulty and not think that was totally unusual.....lolol And considering horses are known to walk freely and cover ground with each step, durr, but not doing so means something is wrong! Whether that be temporary or more sinister. Smash get another vet............ Rayes, glad you visited the sales. All I can say is you must have more time and more money than you think you do......lolol To sell this horse privately is IMO wrong. He has confusing health issues and educational limits. Just who is he going to suit? Did you advertise him? Make it known you are selling the horse? So what are you telling/showing people? Or going to show and tell? I suspect every horse person you know and those your mother knows have already heard about this horse, his vet visits, his trainer visits..... With this in mind, what kind of home do you think he would get after you? Any better than what is offered at the sale yard? You might get more money back from a private sale rather than from a sale yard. I consider it a huge responsibility to sell a horse AND give that horse the best possible home and workplace- inline with his usefullness and talent. There are reasons why those horses go the the sales. Some reasons have nothing to do with the horse, and some reasons have everything to do with the horse! I can't see what you are learning from an uneducated and suspect horse, and I can't see where your responsibility is.......but I am dumb.