Originally Posted by irisheyes12
Originally Posted by appylover31803
my mare is hypp N/H, and there's another horse at the barn who is also NH.
I'm keeping Vega so she doesn't go to someone who wants to use her as a broodmare and produce more positive foals. I have done a lot of research and I personally find the disease ugly, but do you really blame the people for keeping they hypp positive horses? Maybe they just love their horses personality too much to give them away, maybe they didn't know at the time of their purchase that their horse was positive.
The day people could care less about an animal making them tons of money, I feel, is the day that hypp disappears.
Just my 2 cents though.
If you're horse is hypp positive that's fine and dandy but if it's a stud, GELD IT! It's not hard...people are out to make money, like you said, and it's killing off perfectly good horses.
Oh I totally agree!
At my current barn, there are 2 stallions as my current place that has impressive on both sides. On their website (they are for sale) it says nothing about hypp. If someone where to buy either one of them and breed the horse, they'd just be continuing on and infecting more and more horses. It only costs $50 to get the horse tested... DO IT!