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post #31 of 35 Old 08-18-2016, 06:12 PM
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If youlike the horse, have the vet pull blood as part of the PPE and run it for drugs. It also helps to rule out the drugging if you only give a range of time when you will arrive to see the horse---for example sometime before noon or saying mid-afternoon.
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post #32 of 35 Old 08-18-2016, 06:23 PM
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Not saying this is the most polite thing to do, or that everyone can or should do it, but when I went out to look at my Shire colt I just dropped in. His breeder is on my way to work so I drove past him every day but I knocked on her door, explained who I was and why I was there, and she was happy to oblige. Obviously if the horse is not close to you this isn't feasible. But I have always tried to make it hard for the seller to sell me a horse that's "not there" so to speak. I second Prairie's idea of giving a very vague and general time.

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post #33 of 35 Old 08-18-2016, 08:30 PM
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Nope, again, HYPP comes only from Impressive. That article was discussing HERDA (also know as HC), which does come from Poco Bueno. HYPP is mentioned in that article to describe the difference between a dominant disease (HYPP, which means even 1 copy of the gene will be an afflicted horse) and a recessive gene (HERDA, which requires 2 copies for the horse to be afflicted with the symptoms).

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"In this way, the disease differs from hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), which descended through the bloodline of the Quarter Horse stallion Impressive. HYPP is caused by a dominant gene that can be carried by only one of the parents and still cause the affliction. With HC, both parents must carry the recessive gene for the horse to be afflicted."
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post #34 of 35 Old 08-21-2016, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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I've ditched that horse, or at least put it way in the back of my mind. After talking with some people in private messages, I decided that horse I posted a picture of was probably misused and will have lameness issues soon if not already.

I'm getting really close to going and looking at another AQHA mare, 15.3hh, 2001. She has pretty nice conformation other than a high withers, which I think is preferable to most other faults, considering I'm very unlikely to find a young horse with "perfect" conformation for $3500. In any case, if the (slightly) high withers is the biggest issue, the horse is probably a home run.

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post #35 of 35 Old 08-22-2016, 09:27 AM
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Right, you are good in not jumping the gun on this! You will find the perfect horse for you, it just takes time.
Let us know how looking at the mare goes! :)

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