Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa
^I also agree with that, though I do know less horses with that line. Like I said, it is only MY experience that most, if not all, closely related horses have a screw loose. Impressive Rebel was a horse that my grandmother was training for a friend. He was a son of Impressive. He would work very nicely for a while then blow up out of no where. No pain, he was checked repeatedly by a vet and dentist. Out on one of their trail rides with a few people he had one of his explosions. Threw my grandmother, then proceeded to trample all over her while he was spinning in circles. She ended up in the hospital with broken ribs, a hoofprint on her forehead, two black eyes, and a few broken teeth. He did this unprovoked, on a loose rein on a relaxed trail ride. Impressive Tatonka, another son of Impressive, was the same way. He would freak for no reason. Both were HYPP N/N. My gelding is indirectly Impressive bred, he is about 5 or so generations back. He is generally quiet, but when he panics, he PANICS and there is almost no stopping him. The look in his eye changes and it's almost as if his brain disappears. He is also HYPP N/N. Again, just my experience. I will never deal with a direct son or daughter of Impressive again.