IMHO that article is indicative is sticking your head in the sand and ignoring the issue, in favor of supporting the money that comes in from registering ?/H horses But, I don’t know the wording. However, it was VERY well known what HYPP was 12 years ago, so I don’t see how they can claim ignorance.
Yep, and it happens over and over, not just QHs by breeding, but QH/APHA/ApHC crosses
Stop allowing any positive horse to be registered, and people will at least lessen breeding those horses because they won’t want the 50% chance of an unregisterable horse. Of course, some will still stick their heads in the sand and bet the odds, and sell the nH horses as “grade”.
And while eventually there wouldn’t be registered horses with HYPP, there will be for a LONG time, HH and nH horses who are breeding backyard grade mutts.
Nice thought, but when you don’t know what you don’t know… Lots of those cheaper grade horses sell to “backyard homes” who simply want a nice occasional trail horse and don’t know nearly enough. They don’t even know that HYPP exists, much less what it is. I see them on a regular basis in some FB groups where someone posts about their horse’s episode, someone suggests HYPP status, and the poster goes “huh? what’s that?”
I mean just this past week I ran into a “long time Connemara breeder” who didn’t know what an IgG test was And when I explained it to her, she claimed we were all being scammed into spending money because ya know, if a foal drinks enough colostrum he’s fine.