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post #1 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Advice on QH lines please?

We are looking to buy a colt in the next year. I am currently researching bloodlines and am soo overwhelmed by the whole process. After having only grade horses I am sort of clueless. I would love to hear anyone's advice/opinion on bloodlines, being good or bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 05:21 PM
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Well what bloodlines are you interested in?
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post #3 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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I guess that's the problem. I'm not too sure. Just seeing what people on here have and comparing notes. The lines arent going to be a deal breaker on which horse we get, just curious to hear opinions on the more known bloodlines.
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post #4 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 05:36 PM
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Well my QH is TeNTe lines...you can see him in my "Barn." I love him very much and he is very versatile. If you're going with QH you probably should decide what events you want to do or if you want an all-arounder. QHs kind of have breeds within the breed. All the way from a 17 hand hunter under saddle horse to a 14 hand cutting horse.
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post #5 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 05:46 PM
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Well I personally love all the Peppy San horses...any thing along that blood line are my faves. But like hotreddun said it all depends on what you want to do with the horse. Im into cutting and working cow horse so Peppy San is a pretty good blood line for those two. I also like King Leo blood lines alot to...
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Some horses from the 'Impressive' line become ill with a rather nasty disease. Not ALL horses have it, but I would probably get some sort of test done to check if the QH is from Impressive lines.

Wikipedia says more about it:
Impressive (horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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post #7 of 30 Old 04-20-2009, 08:14 PM
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I am in LOVE with the Eternal Sun line (my Eternal Sun gelding is the most versatile animal on the planet). Eternal Sun was an appendix, so his offspring have the speed and stamina of a TB, and the King and Peter McCue lines for the stability and hardiness of the foundation QH's. Most Eternal Sun offspring are small, old fashioned stock -type horses. They're very fast, very cow-y, and very, very smart. However, it's been a while since Eternal Sun was actively breeding, so you can only find his grandsons/ granddaughters at best. Mine is a grandson but he's almost 19 years old. Here's a pic of Eternal Sun, he looks exactly like my horse, right down to the sock! His star is a little bigger, though.
http://www.crazyhorseacres.com/image...nal%20Sun1.jpg
Here's a website explaining a little more about his history and credentials:
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Although of course it's not possible to predict just based on bloodlines, both our Paint mare "Showdown Suzy Q" (ex team penner) and her 3 yr old filly are the calmest, most willing, do anything, go anywhere mares that I've ever seen. Her line includes QHs Showdown, Wimpy, King, among others. You can see the line at Showdown Suzy Q Paint

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My advice? Stay away from Impressive lines. They are known to be VERY prone to HYPP. Some of them don't get it, but most show signs very early.

Also, Hancock horses are known to be very hard to train. For some reason they are usually a bit more stubborn than most horses.

I personally am a Hollywood Dun It/Doc Bar/Smart Chick O Lena type of person.

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My advice? Stay away from Impressive lines. They are known to be VERY prone to HYPP. Some of them don't get it, but most show signs very early.
We have an mare with QH Impressive in her line. If you do the DNA test for HYPP before you buy and the horse is N/N, it does not have the gene causing HYPP and never will.

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