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    12-01-2008, 08:05 PM
  #1
Weanling
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What are your thoughts on HYPP? Would you ever buy an HYPP positive horse? I am trying to sell a horse with HYPP and I want to know what buyers think about the condition. I personally don't see it as being that big of an issue with proper care. We have two HYPP N/H horses at our barn and they rarely have attacks. They arent kept on consistant medication, they just are fed a proper diet and are kept on a regular schedule. All I hear about is horror stories about HYPP but in my situation it hasnt really been a major issue with either of the horses. I just think it is important that the owner is well educated on the subject.
     
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    12-01-2008, 09:24 PM
  #2
Trained
I personally wouldn't have a problem buying an N/H horse, but even the mention of HYPP makes most people run away like it's the plague these days. As a matter of fact, mention "Impressive" and many people run away because of what they have read. Our Paint mare "Lady", even though N/N, has Impressive in her bloodline and even that has raised eyebrows. Most people don't know that even most N/H horses are either asymptomatic or easily managed (as you mentioned).
     
    12-01-2008, 10:18 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm afraid I would say for me it would be never. I've owned some very nice N/N horses but a N/H? No, for the key phrases you and PaintHorseMares both mentioned - "easily managed", "with proper care", and "rarely have attacks". There are too many good horses that don't have the affliction and need to be specially handled.

To purposely buy one, for me, just wouldn't be practical.
     
    12-01-2008, 10:48 PM
  #4
Banned
I would never buy a horse like that...there are so many healthy horses on the market, so why get one that does have a problem.

Iride sums it up for me
     
    12-01-2008, 11:07 PM
  #5
Started
Personally, I wouldn't want to purchase even an HYPP N/H horse. Why would I? The market is glutted now and there are plenty of totally healthy available horses that don't need a special diet and won't have an attack. AQHA will eventually (not soon enough, IMO) not allow these horses to be registered. What I don't understand is WHY these horses continue to be produced?

So, no, I would not willingly purchase such a horse.
     
    12-01-2008, 11:20 PM
  #6
Trained
I probably wouldn't purchase a HYPP Positive horse. Like everyone said there is way too many healthy horses available. It's a horrible disease and I wouldn't want to buy a horse, fall in love with it, then have it go to the disease. Though it can be manageable it's not curable.
     
    12-01-2008, 11:28 PM
  #7
Trained
Would I purchase an hypp positive horse? No I wouldn't because I like to spoil my horses with any treat, not have to worry if this or that will stress my horse and trigger an attack, etc.

Do I own an hypp positive horse? Yes I do. And in a way, I'm proud that I do. I have found out a lot about the disease, I have told numerous people about it and am wanting to totally campaign (or something like that) to AQHA, ApHC, AtHA and all other registeries that can have Impressive in there to test against the disease.

When I first got Vega, I had NO idea what hypp was, let alone Impressive. It was only after I came on here that I learned what it was. I got her tested and was devistated when she came back NH. Before I got her results, I contacted her breeder, and asked if she ever had her tests. She didn't because she never showed a symptom and she thought she didn't have it. I had planned on stopping all training with her, but I didn't. I continued on but was more cautious for the first month or so. After that I kind of forgot about it. I don't mean that I'd feed her molasses and stuff, but I wasn't as paranoid that everything I do would trigger an attack.

Since I have owned her, we have changed barns, changed feeds, changed her exercise schedule and she hasn't shown one symptom *knocks on wood* But from what I read a horse can have no symptoms all their life, then have an attack. So I am always watching her, and if I see her twitch I immediately walk her (the twitch is from flies, since its in the summer, but I would rather be safe than sorry)

A few months ago, I put her up for sale and included in the ad that she was hypp N/H. I had quite a few people show interest in her. So I think people that only hear one side of the story will run, but people that do their research will realize that it's not that bad.
I know some of you wouldn't have one, and I wouldn't either, but sometimes things happen and you realize how much it opens your eyes to the world and to what's going on.

Sorry for rambling. Think I'll stop now.
Oh and BTW, Vega was on sweet feed and hay 2x a day and turnout in a dry paddock and had no problems. We switched her to a pelleted feed with either free choice hay or grass and turned out in a pasture. Again, no problems.
     
    12-02-2008, 05:25 PM
  #8
Weanling
I once heard HYPP compared to diabeties. I find this to be very true. Sure there are lots of differences but its basicly the same concept. HYPP is a potassium inbalance, just like diabetics have problems with insulin fluctuations. As painthorsemares said a lot of people act like HYPP is the plauge. Even if you personally wouldn't want to own a HYPP positive horse I don't think you should veiw it as this horrible disease. I think the whole reason I posted this was to let people know that these horses arent that different from the HYPP negative horses that most of you own. I just want people to realize that its not all horror stories. I am not against your views. I personally wouldn't buy another HYPP positive horse just to avoid the worry. Although I might consider owning one if it was an offer I couldnt refuse, or I would be fine leasing a HYPP positive horse. The horse I have now and am trying to sell we have owned since he was a weanling, and he is one of my favoriate horses that I have ever had.
     
    12-02-2008, 05:59 PM
  #9
Trained
I have to say I wouldn't

I alwasy tend to say there are far to many good horses to waste my time on the bad ones.
     
    12-02-2008, 07:25 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
I have to say I wouldn't

I alwasy tend to say there are far to many good horses to waste my time on the bad ones.
how is a horse 'bad' because it has HYPP?
     

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