Taking a hard look at this guy - Arab Folk and QH/Paint Folk come hither please!
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Just as an fyi I had a horse bought out from under me by a forum member after I posted a critique thread.
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You know .. thanks for that. It never occurred to me that someone would do such a thing. Especially around such great people. But I guess it takes all kinds, eh? Thanks for the tip. I'm sorry that happened to you
I also would recommend some more conformation type shots just to make sure there is nothing glaring. He looks nice - I'm anxious to hear how it all turns out. I also live in FL and ride the Greenway. Hoping to get back into endurance this year as well. We went to the SEDRA endurance clinic back in October and had a blast. We'll have to PM and look for each other out on the trails!
Going back to Impressive doesn't make him HYPP or a carrier necessarily. It is so far back there were plenty of crosses that if it were carried by the sons/daughters it could have been bred out. Several of mine - both paint and QH have multiple ties to Impressive. None of them are even carriers. Test him to make sure but you'll likely find he doesn't have or carry. If I understand correctly even carriers after a certain point won't be allowed to be registered AQHA and there are current restrictions but I don't remember what they are as when all of my tests came back neg I put all the research away. APHA doesn't ask for testing which I feel is a disservice.
Foals of 2006 and later tracing to the stallion Impressive will be required to be parentage verified and tested for HYPP.
2) Foals of 2006 and later testing positive for HYPP (H/H) will not be eligible for registration with AQHA.
3) Foals of 2024 and later testing positive for HYPP (N/H) will not be eligible for registration with AQHA
Judged by the picture this is a beautiful (!) colt, and for this price I would not hesitate unless, as stated before, something really wrong sticks out when meeting him in person.
Colored Half-Arabians do not grow on trees, they are tough to find for reasonable prices unless they are conformational a train wreck.
Honestly - for $500 I would not expect the seller to cover the expenses for a DNA test. Most likely somebody else will jump in and buy the colt from underneath you before results are back. He can not be homozygous HYPP, chances are slim that he will test N/H - and if so that still does not mean that he will ever have a problem through his life.
Good luck - if you don't buy him would you, please, send him to Wyoming? ;)
I second that! And as I said, if he is indeed n/h, that can be maintained quite easily with some tweaking if nutrition.
If you decide against him, maybe he'd prefer sunny Cali over Wyoming........just kidding, of course
We have an appointment to see him tomorrow at 11am. I WILL be taking pictures, I promise :)
As to the HYPP problem. If we get this far and I don't find some wonky thing upon looking at him, he will definitely be tested. I will do the right thing by leaving her a deposit of my intention of purchase UNLESS he comes back HYPP positive or something is drastically wrong with his PPE. That way she knows I'm serious. I'll have it all nicely written up so there is no question or misunderstanding as best as I can.
I can't have a HYPP positive horse. I won't put myself, my husband or the horse through that. Yes they could live all their lives symptom free but with riding trails and possible endurance, I can't have a stressor triggering a problem out in the boonies. It's just not something I feel I can deal with.
I understand your thinking, I thought the same and because of that I passed up on a super nice mare who was n/h.....she was symptom - free her whole life. Needless to say, I was rather mad with myself.....
ETA: read what you can find about HYPP, lots of info out there on how to maintain a horse and what would belong in a first aid kit, in case an episode would occur.
As stated, he can only be n/h, and the majority if n/h horses show any problems when kept on low potassium level feeds.