1. How sellable is a horse with hypp? Every horse I own is for sale so I can only afford to take on something that I know I can sell.
I'm Vega's 3rd owner. 2nd really. Her first owner was her breeder and sold her unbroke for $3,000 i believe. Then she came to NJ where a boarding stable owned her. She was for sale and I got her for $4500. At the time i got her, no one knew she had hypp, so i can't really comment on that. But they are really no different than any other type of horse.
2. How do you define "moderate daily exercise"? I ride hunters and jumpers, both disciplines are fairly strenuous. Too strenuous? And if I know i'm going to be gone for a few days, do I need to make sure that someone will be able to exercise him while i'm gone?
I cannot get up to see Vega as much as i like, but she's turned out daily, and when i am up there, she gets exercise anywhere from 30 min to 1 hour, but she's always wanting to do more. The times when i'm not up there, she does fine (as in i have yet to receive any sort of phone call about her having an attack) I even had to go down to georgia for a few days and she was fine when i came back.
3. What do you feed your horses?
Vega is on the same feed she's been on for the last year and half. I'm not sure what its a mix of, but whatever it is, it works. Even though its suggested to change their food, the change in feed my actually trigger an attack, and i was told from people who had experience with hypp horses, to just keep her feed the same.
I know i didn't answer your questions 100%, i just hope i helped out a bit.