Pre-purchase examinations

Meticulous pre-purchase examinations following a structured procedure, in conjunction with our many years of experience in this field, guarantee a professional and objective assessment of the horse that reflects the interests of both the buyer and the seller.


We provide clinical examinations of the horse at rest (adspection, palpation, eye examinations, etc.) and examinations of the horse in motion (observation of the horse trotting on hard and soft surfaces including flexion tests, assessment of the heart and respiratory systems’ response to exertion, etc.). The Pferdepraxis Lichtenbusch is also equipped with a DR X-ray system for modern X-ray examinations, which delivers fast and high-quality results. 


We can also provide supplementary services such as ultrasound examinations of tendons, endoscopies of the larynx and bronchial tubes, as well as doping tests, blood count and pre-export examinations. The scope of the pre-purchase examination at the Pferdepraxis Lichtenbusch depends on various factors, such as the age of the horse, the intended use and any special requests on the part of the buyer. We will be happy to advise you on which examinations to include in your pre-purchase examination so that it meets your individual requirements.

We offer the following services and more:

  • Adspection
  • Palpation
  • Walking and trotting up
  • Strenuous exercise tests
  • DR X-rays
  • Ultrasound (tendons, bronchial tubes)
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood tests