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    10-23-2009, 02:46 PM
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Impressive was a halter horse. He is actually what defined the breed characteristics of today. He was... Impressive to say the least. He had a lot of western pleasure horses in his prodigy as well.

Inbreeding is NOT the correct word, line breeding is the correct term.

HYPP was a genetic mutation. It was not CAUSED by anything that is known. It was a genetic mutation in IMPRESSIVE. That is why it traces back to him. It began with him. The fact that his lines were so widely bred is the reason it spread. The fact that it took YEARS to trace it back to him is why it was so widely spread and the fact that it took many MANY more years for people to stop PURPOSELY breeding horses that carried the gene because it ended with desirable results in the halter arena is why it spread. There are OVER 100,000 horses with Impressive in their blood today.

Sorr about the rant but I'm passionate about setting the record straight when it comes to that horse. I hate that he is remembered only for the bad.
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    10-23-2009, 02:54 PM
Like everyone said, he was most famous in halter classes. But, my mare is Impressive's granddaughter, and she always did terrible in halter. If she wasn't trained in WP, she would have been much better suited for dressage and jumping. =]
    10-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Hiwaythreetwenty: its ok lol I kno it is a very disputed subject. Thank you for your advice (and everyone else also). I tried looking it up on google and I got all this bs about the hypp thing so I just thought i'd ask on here. But yea she is a very beautiful chestnut qh and her butt is nice and big too, she is the largest horse in our barn at the moment.
    10-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Impressive was originally bred to be a race horse but for many reasons like his size lack of speed and such he was used as a halter horse and was very good at it. So now what you get from that line is of coarse your halter horses but they are also very well rounded horses when crossed correctly on other lines and Impressive bred horses have done well in many many other evens out side the halter ring.
    10-23-2009, 03:55 PM

    10-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Hmm...think they're mixing steroids into the feed?

That just looks freakishly unnatural to me.
    10-23-2009, 04:05 PM
It looks photoshopped to me. :S The large picture of Im kiddin doesnt look like the real looking horse on the right corner.
    10-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Naw, the socks are right. But not a great job of merging that picture into the ad.
    10-23-2009, 04:13 PM
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They aren't photoshopped. They do so much to build them up like that and by the time they are done, the horses can't even move nicely. Plus, I'm not positive but I think they both carry the gene don't they?
    10-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Them stallions are actually making me feel ill.
Is it muscle or fat?

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