Originally Posted by appylover31803
What do you mean by an Impressive bred horse? My mare might have Impressive in her, cause her show name is Impression In Time, her Dad is Impress Me Shanon, and she has 3 other relatives that has Impressive in them. Is that something I should worry about?
Impressive bred Quarter Horses have a genetic disease HYPP the horse needs to be tested to see if they are HH carrying a double copy of the gene
NH carrying a single copy, and NN carying no copy.
The AQHA is just starting to force breeders to inform buyers and get them to stop breeding the Impressive strain.
Please see the web site www.bringinglighttohypp.org
for more information or the AQHA site. I was and still am very upset with the AQHA for trying to sweep this under the rug for so long.
Read my story on this forum under horse memorials Fancy's story.
I want to add to anyone with an Impressive bred horse or a paint appy or QH I would have it tested myself. Don't rely on the breeder to tell you the truth unless they have the results on paper for you.