Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central Maryland
• Horses: 0
OUCH. I don't think you know anything about the Impressive line or hypp for you to make that comment. Impressive horses are very smart, quick learners with great attitudes. That's why people keep them around and for you to say "hypp going around" you act like it's a virus or something. It's not, it's a genetic disorder and if you breed a negative horse to a negative horse, you can NOT pass it on. I have an Impressive bred horse, Impressive on both ends, the parents were tested and do not carry the gene, that means mine does not have it and will never get it. So for you to say people keep breeding THOSE horses... that's just an unfair uneducated statement.[/quote]
Impressive horse are very smart, I agree. The Impressive line should not be wiped out all together, it just needs to be bred correctly and sadly, it's not even to this day. APHA now requires that is your horse carries Impressive in its lines for it to be noted as so on the registration papers (my gelding was off of the Scotch Bar Time line which goes way back to Impressive). It's like OLWS...if it's bred correctly it isn't going to be a problem.... people need to test.