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    08-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Green Broke
No kidding. But that doesn't change the fact that people have personal opinions of the line.
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    08-14-2008, 12:56 PM
My mare was also a descendent of Impressive. Sure it's a great bloodline but you definitely should have her tested for HYPP. If she's N/N then everything's fine. Even horses that have never shown symptoms of the disease can suddenly die from it.
    08-14-2008, 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by Horserider
Even horses that have never shown symptoms of the disease can suddenly die from it.
This is not true. The HYPP disease causes frequent and severe attacks. The attacks keep coming more frequent and more severe until the horses finally dies. BUT, as I said in my earlier post, if caught early the attacks can be controlled by a low-potassium diet and medication. The disease will never go away or be cured it will simply be on stand-by, or the amount and severity of the attacks will dramatically shrink.
    08-14-2008, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Solon
No kidding. But that doesn't change the fact that people have personal opinions of the line.
but.... Why can't you have MY opinion?????? :(
    08-14-2008, 01:54 PM
Green Broke

Because after having 5 Impressive horses (3 fillies and 2 colts) my family pretty much decided that line was too much hype and not enough substance. And they came from some nice horses, just were dumber than a doorpost and not worth the money they cost.

Good to know there are some good ones out there but if someone asks, I'm certainly going to give my .02 cents about them!
    08-14-2008, 02:02 PM
My family owned two impressive bred mares. They were both N/N (said so on the AQHA papers) and we didnt have any major problems with them other then they both had the tendancy to get a little high strung at times. One mare we did cow work and gaming with and the other one I showed in pleasure events.

When it came time to sell some people would see impressive and run. It is really stupid that people have that mind set when the horses have been tested and they are N/N but it is totally personal preference. We didnt want them for breeding so when we bought them we got them because of their ability not their papers(after knowing they were N/N).

I do hate though when people try to keep the one positive in there so that they have a better halter horse...but in some cases that is all they will ever be....halter horses
    08-14-2008, 02:10 PM
I am a real fan of the line, although I have seen many (ugly, high strung.. yadda yadda yadda) bred impressive horses. The good ones just OVER compensate for the bad ones I have seen. Lol
    08-14-2008, 02:45 PM
I agree with Cremello Cowboy. (for some reason your name make me want a tootsie roll?!?! Weird huh?!?) Anyways. I have seen just stunning impressive horses and then of course those that shouldn't have been bred. I am a fan of the good ones!
    08-14-2008, 02:53 PM
LMAO, it is certainly odd that you want a tootsie roll after reading my name. Maybe if it was ChocolateCowboy lol. Sorry to get off topic :P
    08-14-2008, 02:54 PM
We had an Impressive horse that died from it. That being said I think our Fancy (Fancy Me Quest out of Impressive Quest) Was a fabulous, beautiful horse. Its the disease and the way the AQHA handled it. The disease could have been bred out in 2 generations if they had acted on it. Instead they went with the big money breeders and did nothing. I think Impressive horses are one of the best for halter class too. If they had just bred out the disease sooner we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Because they acted the way they did we will never own another Quarter horse.
I lay it all at the feet of the AQHA

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