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post #21 of 55 Old 08-14-2008, 03:28 PM
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Is it true that quarter horses bred for halter have problems because their feet and legs are too small?
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post #22 of 55 Old 08-14-2008, 04:01 PM
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I have an Impressive Mare (Impression In Time, out of Impress Me Shanon)
I got her tested and she came back NH. She has not had any symptoms and is on a low potassium diet, and is doing great.

The thing that stinks about it is, that i can't go out and just get any kind of horse treat.. i always have to look at the ingredients and the potassium levels and if the box doesn't have anything, i dont get it.
Can i live with it? Yes. Does it stink not being able to get my horse anything i want? yes.

I think Impressive horses are gorgeous, but i wouldn't get another one again, atleast not another that is hypp positive.
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post #23 of 55 Old 08-14-2008, 04:24 PM
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I have a horse named Dandy Flash Dancer out of Impressive Dandy. He is a super horse, quick to learn and very willing and he never tested hypp positive. We finally had to retire him last year at the age of 24. He had been diagnosed with navicular disease as a 5 year old due to improper shoeing :(. With the proper care though, he was a champion heading and healing horse, excelled a reining, and even got some western pleasure points. My point is, it is wise to be wary of the line, but don't judge it only on the hype. My belief is that almost any horse, no matter what the breeding, can be an excellent horse with the proper care and training. If you are happy with your mare and love her then that is all that really matters. :)

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post #24 of 55 Old 08-14-2008, 09:34 PM
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I absolutely love Impressive in a bloodline, small head,huge hip, awesome temperaments - what is not to like?

Well HYPP. However it could be easily abolished if the registries would all fall into line and refuse registration to any horse that is N/H (positive) instead of encouraging it in their halter classes and start encouraging halter horses that are bred to do something besides stand and look pretty.

My current breeding stallion is Impressive bred N/N and I get TONS of compliments on him. Ive never owned a better tempered stallion and he makes gorgeous babies.
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post #25 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:09 PM
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We had Impressive horses when I was growing up. Again, I'd say... not so impressive. I think back in the day the hype was deserved but not so much in this day and age.

So I wouldn't exactly classify the people that judge them as such, misinformed. Some of it is just flat out fact. Now for those that have Impressive horses and like them, that's all that should matter- what you think, not if the rest of don't think highly of them.
I think I should clarify myself here. I was talking about people who are misinformed about hypp genetics. Some people think that all impressive horses are genetically defective.
You are entitled to your opinion of the bloodline but the two I own are good horses. They have their flaws as with any other horse but ,I believe that as with people, there are good & bad in every breed.

ETA: BrokenA, I love the look of impressive horses as well! (Love Skipper W horses also) I have been drooling over that beautiful baby in your avatar since you posted that picture....
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post #26 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:13 PM
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We just got five of the worser ones.

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Just out of curiousity, what are some of the problems you had with them?
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post #28 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:22 PM
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Back then (early 80s) I don't remember hearing much about testing for hypp so maybe it has a lot to do with that but my grandpa is no longer alive to ask. I just remember helping to train them and my grandpa said they were all dumber than a doorpost and the worst horses he'd ever owned in his life.

He'd bought them over the course of a couple of years and sold them off for way less than what he paid for them.

Anytime the subject of the Impressive line came up he'd go into a rage about the five horses. He switched over to the BLM mustangs and never looked back.

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...OK... well.... I think it wasnt until the mid to late 80's that they figured out that Impressive was the link to HYPP. So back then I doubt HYPP was even a conversation in your household. I would argue your statement except... Your Grandaddy said so... And I know for a fact that I don't argue w/ that... OH NO NO NO... 'Cus what my daddy says, or what my grandaddy says, just may be the gospel... so no argueing with your grandaddy... well... not to your face anyway.... :P

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post #30 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 PM
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Well, Gramps was quite the horseman so I never argued with him either!. And like I said I was younger then and don't know if HYPP was a part of it. I remember him they had smaller brains than the others horses and that's what made them dumb, but never knew if he was just messing with me or meant it! He just really really disliked them and that was out of character for him and horses.

I do have to say after seeing Broken A's horses and NOT knowing they were Impressive bred, I have ALWAYS loved her horses, so looks like I gotta eat my words a little bit.

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