the biggest thing I dislike about Impressive bred horses is that when they blow up, they BLOW UP. I know from experience with several of them. its a well known fact that many Impressive bred horses have a screw loose, especially when crossed with certain lines. I will not even touch a directly bred offspring of Impressive. Every one I have met, and this is talking 20 plus, have been nuts. That's JMHO and experience though, and take it with a grain of salt if you wish.
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OMG! I could have a ticking time bomb! (btw I NEVER heard of your 'well known' fact)
Jeez, I have an impressive 3 year old and he is nice, calm, and is wonderful in the saddle and on the ground... did I mention he was only3?
He does blow up sometimes when I am cinching him and havent ridden in a while...but once he exhales I just tighten the cinch up a little more.
He doesnt have a screw loose. I know for sure, I checked them all myself.
MY impressive horse loves to eat nuts, but is not nuts... that's a common conversation mixup.
When I was 12-13 years old I started to clean stalls at an arabain farm. The owners also had one QH stallion. His name was Mister Slo Mo he was a son of Impressive Show Boy...There were about 20 broodmares on the property. I cleaned his stall three times a day when the weather was bad and twice when he was outside...
Whenever I cleaned his stall he was either waiting to go outside or just brought inside a few hours before but he was almost always in there with me.
Looking back the owners of the barn were pretty nuts for letting a 12-13 clean a stall with a stallion in it while they lead mares in and out but I never had an issue and he was always a gentleman. I even lead him in and out, brushed him, and picked his feet. He was bred back in the day I was told but I worked there for 5 years and he was never bred, not once.
In fact, He is a picture of him