I Think AQHA has. I was reading in their rule book that's online a few days ago and it actually states in their new rule book that ANY horse with Impressive in it's bloodline that is bred, or intended to be bred MUST be tested for the gene and will not be approved for breeding by AQHA unless it comes out neg.
That's good, but what about horses registered with the APHA that have Impressive bloodlines? Does anyone know if the APHA also adopted this ruling?
I know a Paint stallion who goes back to Impressive, and his owner insists
on breeding him. I've told her more than once he shouldn't be breeding, and her best bet would be to geld him. So far, all my pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
She already has a Paint stallion with no ties to Impressive, so I don't know why she insists on keeping this particular horse intact. It's not like he has rare, in demand bloodlines.
I'm hoping if the APHA has the same rules as the AQHA, maybe she'll at least get the ****ed horse tested for HYPP!
Besides, Paint horses do not
sell well in Virginia! She keeps breeding them and they sit in her pastures year after year, doing nothing. She also wants a ton of money for them, which is completely unrealistic. Gah! Makes me NUTS!
It's affected our relationship because I can't condone breeding a known Impressive horse, nor can I condone breeding horses when there's no market for them.