Originally Posted by pleasurehorse11
I disagree with the non-breeding of N/H stallions and mares. If they really want to get their bloodlines out there and have a phenominal horse to do that with that is their buisness. I bought an N/H horse who is a grandson of impressive it was the best thing I could have done he is the absolute best horse and only has to be on his med. On really hot or stressfull days. He's only ever shown symptoms twice. As long as the owners of the horses are fully aware and informed on HYPP it is their choice.
Really? You have a horse that is symptomatic and you are still supporting the breeding of N/H horses? That kind of logic just makes me want to barf. Why don't you take that horse of yours off meds. And witness for yourself a full blown HYPP attack and tell me how you feel about it after the fact. You think everyone who owns a horse that is N/H has their horse medicated? Ha- no, they don't. I just can't understand why you would say you're okay with the breeding of defective horses. You like seeing horses in extreme pain where they are a danger to themselves and others? What are you, a sadist? Oh and guess what? I can go find hundred of horses that are N/N that look just as good and do just as well as horses that are N/H. Probably look better because they aren't on the ground in convulsions.
In your later posts you also say that people are going to breed them anyway so why should the AQHA ban it, well if people can't register their N/H horses, they won't be able to sell them. If they can't sell them... they can't make money. Let me tell you a secret about breeders... they like money. So correct logic would lead one to the conclusion that if they can't sell the horses- they'll stop breeding the horses.
And the OP, just so you know it IS genetically possible for your N/H stud to have N/H babies. I can do a simple Punnet square to prove that point with a pencil and piece of paper, don't even need a blood test. Also just because your horse is asymptomatic right now doesn't mean he will always be so. The best thing you can do for your horse, and also the world, is geld him.