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post #1 of 11 Old 09-14-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question Impressive Descendant HYPP=N/N Good or Bad?

I'm a new horse owner and just bought my first horse, a 5yo AQH gelding, so I did a little research on his bloodline (I know nothing about bloodlines, and little about horses), and found that he is a descendant of the horse Impressive, who I guess started on the HYPP mutation. My horse is N/N. So, does him being a a descendant of Impressive make him less/more desireable, or does is even matter at all?
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Being N/N rules him out for any chance of having HYPP and/or passing it on if he were a breeding stallion. Impressive is still a very well respected name in the halter horse world. As long as he is Impressive and N/N, you should have no problems selling him down the line.
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N/N is the best he can be concerning any potential HYPP episodes. Meaning he *should* never have one.

As far as Impressive - it's an individual thing. My husbands "A" horse has Impressive on her dams side. We don't ride or compete the papers - just the horse.
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Impressive bred horses....some love them and some wouldn't touch them even if n/n I have no problem with an n/n horse
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Great thanks!

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I don't mean to hi-jack, but just have a question, if a horse is N/N does that mean they for sure won't have any HYPP episodes or just that they shouldn't have any?

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I don't mean to hi-jack, but just have a question, if a horse is N/N does that mean they for sure won't have any HYPP episodes or just that they shouldn't have any?
Won't. It means they do not carry the mutated gene.

H/H This status means that a horse carries a double copy of the defective gene and will pass at least one copy of the gene and the disease to 100% of it's offspring.

N/HThis status means that the horse carries one normal gene and one HYPP gene and statistically an N/H horse will pass the gene and the disease to 50% of it's offspring when bred to a N/N or non-Impressive bred horse. N/H to N/H cross will statistically result in 25% N/N progeny, 50% N/H progeny, and 25% H/H progeny.

N/N This status means that the horse carries two normal genes. It does not have the disease, nor can it be passed on.

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Thanks! I've started looking at appaloosas as a possible next horse and realized I have to keep checking for the HYPP status so I'm trying to learn more about it.

passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. it is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible. // <3 starlite - dream - lady - georgia
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I'm actually a huge Impressive fan. I like the look, the movement, even the attitude....

I think he's just one of those controversial dudes that people either love... or hate...

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I have an N/N grandaughter of Impressive, 1998 Appaloosa mare. Her sire was N/H. I have not had any problems with her health and she is a great horse. I will definitely own another N/N Impressive bred horse in the future, and may breed this girl if I find the right stud and the market comes back up again.
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