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I recently purchased a horse on the 9th July 2016 for £6,500

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Good afternoon,
I recently purchased a horse on the 9th July 2016 for £6,500 from a private seller (although she does breed). It was a four year old that she had bred herself, but unknown to me when purchasing, he had a pre-existing medical condition, which under advice from a vet, cannot be ridden, ever, as it would be dangerous. The seller assured me he was sound, and was when viewed. The matter only came relevant when I started riding him a few weeks later, where I ended up taking him to see our local equine hospital, and, physiotherapist, where upon x-raying his neck the condition was recognised.
I kept in contact with the seller at all times, but is now refusing to give a refund. Do I have a case to take her to Court for a full refund of the horse, plus vet, costs etc.
Many thanks
Lorraine Walters
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 9 months ago.

Do you have proof of any of the representations she made about the horse, in writing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, only what was verbally discussed.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Im in work at the moment, so not convenient to talk.