Originally Posted by Born2Ride
Im not looking for any negativity on the fact that this filly is N/H, I've done a lot of research on the disease.
A lot of very nice show horses in the industry are N/H horses, many N/H horses live a long, healthy life. Im very aware of the negativity towards N/H horses, and im not interested in hearing about it. This is strictly about if a mare and foal feed is benefical for a weanling, whom happens to be a carrier of HYPP. Statisitcally speaking, a large majority of N/H horses live a life without any life threatening or dangerous attacks or muscle spasms. Thank you for the information.
1) If you've done so much research, and as Smrobs points out, are such an expert, why are you asking questions on the forum?
2) No one was attacking you.
3) It's kind of ignorant to defend a practice that perpetuates genetic infirmity in a breed of animal, just because "a majority" of the horses live a long life without dangerous attack. What about the poor bastards who do suffer because that breeder decides to keep breeding Hypp?
Supply and Demand, people. As long as someone out there will buy those "nice" horses, Hypp continues, as breeders can still sniff out a profit.