y, so I have been so super busy with life... and school and just well crap... I hate school, I cannot wait for summer, seriously I'm in my third week of the semester and I want to drowned myself in my pool... grrrr... this semester is NOT going to go well...
But, on the flip side... heres a video I made of my handsome little devil of a horse. I've never made vids before and I just got a new Mac a few weeks ago and LOVE LOVE LOVE it, so, I decided to play around with iMovie and see what I could make...
Alrighty, so heres the video for any interested... :)
AND THEN, so In my Animal Science class we were talking about genetics in animals, how you can breed certain traits in and out, homozygous vs. heterozygous and all that jazz... so I kind of was zoning out (it was 85 degrees out, all I could think about was getting my butt to the barn as soon as class was over at 12:30 to ride) then I hear...
Instructor: Who here likes horses?
Me (and 3 other girls in class - a class of 45): ::raises hand::
Instructor: So, there was a horse named 'Impressive' and he had HYPP - which is a type of joint/muscle disease that causes muscle tremors, bouts of falling down - it can ultimatley lead to death.
so of course, at this point I'm trying to scribble notes down about all this - I've heard of HYPP, but I was like 'um, okay, my horses are okay' and never thought twice about it. So....
Me: Um, can you repeat that last part?
Inst: Come see me after class and I'll get you guys the info if you want it.
So, after class I go up to him and ask him to email me the info. I went out to the barn and rode for a while, then came home. I bought my horse about 2 years ago and he's a registered QH, but when I bought him I wasnt 18 yet and had a joint AQHA membership with my mom, so I wanted to wait to register him under my name until I turned 18. So, I finally got all the paperwork together and got my mebership stuff situated with AQHA so I can get him transfered to me as the sole owner. I was scanning through his Brackett Pedigree and his records, and low and behold I see the name 'Impressive' under Maternal Grandsire... my heart stopped... I was like "WTF?" So, I look up under where it says what markings he has and it says 'HYPP Test= N/N" so I'm guessing he doesnt have it... or hopefully doesnt. But, knowing about genetics and all that crazy stuff I was like... wow... only in a blue moon would a horse that some random 19 year old -nobody girl in Cali have a grandpa whose famous.... wow....
So... thats my catch-up stuff hope I didnt bore you guys too bad... :)
cross posted to Equestrian Community