Wow, that looked awful. Seriously, how can they think a horse that muscle-bound looks good? And 1800 pounds?! For a QUARTER HORSE?! I feel sorry for the poor guy.
And yeah, the backgrounds are often Photoshopped in. Not to mention the fact that they cut off half his hooves. Well, it's either a bad chop-job on Photoshop, or they desperately need a new farrier.
Sometimes people forget that Impressive was sired by a Thoroughbred and his dam was over 1/2 Thoroughbred as well. He was bred to be an athlete, and many of his descendants are athletes-- its just that the "look" he passed forward was so distinctive and prepotent that more of his offspring were steered into Halter "careers". Impressive himself was not a behemoth-- only a bit over 15 hands, and although musclular, framed similarly to and not really much heavier-made than some of his TB ancestors--
Impressive's Thoroughbred sire, Lucky Bar,
Impressive's maternal grandsire, the Thoroughbred Lightning Bar,
Three Bars, Thoroughbred sire who appears three times in Impressive's pedigree (grandsire, great grandsire, and great-great-grandsire-- Three Bars was the sire to both Lucky Bar and Lightning Bar above)--
Impressive's AQHA ancestors were no "lightweights" either--
Maternal grandsire to Impressive's dam, Sugar Bars (the thrid son of Three Bars in Impressive's pedigree)
My horse has Impressive bloodlines. Its his 3x great grandsire, I think. His great great grandsire is Noble Tradition and someone told me that was his best foal. Is that true?
My boy, Ricky, is tall and a little bit stocky. He stands at 14.1 and he's only a yearling.
He's negative for HYPP, but call me paranoid every time he shakes or shivers, I always watch him to make sure it stops. Deposition Quarter Horse
There's his pedigree, sorry to hi-jack but do those Impressive lines carry a lot of HYPP?