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post #31 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 PM
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Solon, I find it interesting that your opinion is based basically on 'hearsay'. Maybe you should re-acquaint yourself with some horses from the impressive line. Look at the with an open mind & form your own opinion. You may find that your old opinion was right all along.............OR..........you may be surprised at how good these horses really are.
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post #32 of 55 Old 08-15-2008, 09:53 PM
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No so much hearsay, I worked with them. They did seem dumber than our other horses.

And I did just admit to liking Broken A's horses and not having known they were Impressive bred.

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No so much hearsay, I worked with them. They did seem dumber than our other horses.

And I did just admit to liking Broken A's horses and not having known they were Impressive bred.
I don't know if dumber is the word I would use to describe them. In my experience Impressive horses are VERY smart and quick learners. The issues that I have seen with them is that they can be VERY stubborn and they will put up a fight, they are not afraid to say no.... BUT... also in my experience, once you get them past the issue, they don't go backward. They go forward. Sometimes I've had to back up and go a different route to win an argument, but once the argument was won... we moved on... So... nah... I "gots" to respectfully disagree w/ your opinion... You get to keep it... I don't wanna share it w/ ya... I still love the Impressive line.....

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I'd say dumber because I remember being on Seven and no matter what you used he would never move forward. Turn, back up, spurs, crop nothing. No go. He just stood there. Stubborn, dumb either way all of them seemed to have the same sort of mindset.

I think that's why my Grandpa liked the mustangs better. They had more get up and go, they were willing, they had spunk.

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Re: What do you think of Impressive bloodlines?!?!?

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I have an Impressive bread 4 year old mare that is the greatest horse! She is smart, gorgeous,and pretty much has it all. But every time I tell someone what her bloodlines are they freak and say how horrible of a horse she is. Should horses even be judged on there bloodlines?
I agree that Impressive horses have received a lot of bad press in recent years. Our Paint mares all have great bloodlines, but that isn't why we bought them...they're just all great trail riding horses with good dispositions. Here is our 6 yr old, "Lady", in the Impressive line.



She is a very muscled, very stocky 14.2hh horse with great feet. She's our lead horse when trail blazing...very strong, sure footed, and loves the woods. Also, she absolutely loves kids riding her for some reason.

BTW, I'm sure there are plenty of other yet unknown (or documented) genetic defects lurking out there....us humans certainly have plenty.

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Farmpony, you are so right about them being smart!........sometimes too smart.


This is Sandy. When we first bought her, you could put someone on her back & lead them all day long with no problems. But......If you got on her with no one leading, she would rear & lay down. I think it was her way of getting out of work because when she would do this most people would write her off as crazy & not attempt to ride her. It worked for her a while......until she met my daughter. Samantha worked many hours with her on the ground & in the saddle & now she rides her in parades, fun shows & trails with no problems.
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Re: What do you think of Impressive bloodlines?!?!?

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BTW, I'm sure there are plenty of other yet unknown (or documented) genetic defects lurking out there....us humans certainly have plenty.
How true, Rocky horses have some genetic thing with the eyes (sorry, to lazy to look it up right now). The point is many breeds of horses, dog, cattle all living things really, have had genetic problems/defects that have arisen from inbreeding, overbreeding etc. I just wish the powers that be would recognize the problems earlier and restrict breeding till the kink is out. I know....wishful thinking get you nowhere


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How true, Rocky horses have some genetic thing with the eyes (sorry, to lazy to look it up right now).
Not true! The condition (ASD) is linked to the silver dapple gene, not to the RMH specifically. It shows up most often in Rockies because there are more silver dapples in the breed, but it does exist in other breeds too... and the incidence is going to increase since the silver dapple color is in demand. ASD can be avoided simply by not breeding two silver dapples together, which RMH breeders have been doing since its cause was discovered. They acted much quicker to fix the problem than the AQHA did with HYPP.
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How true, Rocky horses have some genetic thing with the eyes (sorry, to lazy to look it up right now).
Not true! The condition (ASD) is linked to the silver dapple gene, not to the RMH specifically. It shows up most often in Rockies because there are more silver dapples in the breed, but it does exist in other breeds too... and the incidence is going to increase since the silver dapple color is in demand. ASD can be avoided simply by not breeding two silver dapples together, which RMH breeders have been doing since its cause was discovered. They acted much quicker to fix the problem than the aqha did with hypp.
Thanks for that, I knew it had to do with the silver gene,and was under control by the registry. Another reason to blame the AQHA for not being as responsible as some registrys. Sorry, I shouldn't have been lazy. I should have looked up the information and posted it.


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I know Impressive Berlin's Impressive bred mare, personally. She is an awsome horse and from I jnow, she wastested and is in the clear. A wonderful horse and a wonderful bloodline if you are careful.
Love you lots Ashley! The girls are doing great!

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