Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters
This. I've seen it happen firsthand to a very dear friend who won't ever have children because of it. It was horrifying to watch, he had the attack in the middle of a wp class.
I wouldn't ever think of riding an N/H horse myself because I've seen what can happen. That's just not a chance I'm willing to take.
I'm sorry about what happened to your friend! Did she have her horse on an HYPP-based diet, keep the Kayro syrup on hand etc? Granted the Kayro syrup is for emergencies when an attack happens, and if you are riding when an attack DOES happen...then it's hard to get the Kayro in right away. But if you follow strict guidelines with an N/H horse, it CAN lessen the chances of an attack.
Personally, I would not own an N/H horse for the mere reason that I'm not an Impressive fan to begin with. It's not a bloodline I look for in my performance horses which has nothing to do with the HYPPP issue.