Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Impressive had some nice enough get when crossed with performance mares. I had a son of Impressive Dandy at my house for the better part of 23 years, we just lost him last fall at the age of 27. He spent the majority of his life as a working ranch and roping horse in spite of being diagnosed with Navicular at the age of 5 (combination of those small "impressive" feet and a really horrible farrier at his former owner's place).
There are some nice names on her dam's side, but they are far enough back in the pedigree that they wouldn't have much impact on her abilities. On her sire's side, I really like the cross with the Impressive and the TEJ. I adore TEJ horses, and contrary to what many people believe, they made some really nice performance horses. Billy Allen rode a ton of them back in the 70's and 80's and opened people's eyes about that line as more than just pretty faces. I've had 2 TEJ horses in my barn over the years and I loved them both.
Has your mare (or her sire) been tested for HYPP? If not and you don't know the stud's status, you really should get her tested, just so you can positively know her status.
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