What macslady is saying is that a way breeders, who have HYPP in their lines, sometimes choose to get rid of affected HYPP horses is through an auction. They send them through with no papers and a good luck wave to the person who buys them.
Therefore, since this filly came from an auction with no knowledge of who her dam was, it'd be worthwhile to factor the cost of getting her tested for HERDA and HYPP into her purchase price.
In my opinion, as a general rule, any stock horse/stock horse cross without 100% known bloodlines should be tested for HYPP just because it is such a prevalent disease.
Okay, thanks for clarifying that up for me :] That definetely could be a reason for her being at auction, as it seems strange that she would be sent to auction with no papers and from a good sire.
I haven't heard back from the owners yet, but if they don't know the dam, I will definetely do the testing if we liked her.
She's really cute! What would you be planning on using her for? I think she'd look really adorable in an english saddle.... :)
I think she's adorable too! :] I would use her for western and english. I'm not sure which direction of discipline I will be taking, so I'd like to get a horse that has potential to do it all.
I will do a little reining and trail riding. I am also hoping to do some cross country and jumping as well. Basically it will all be for fun, just local shows no competitive stuff :] Unless, I decide which discipline I will specialize in.
Can't decide between western or english though, I love both <3