A World Wide Association for
Quarter Type Ponies, Regardless of Color
~Where attitude is as important as looks!~
The conditions listed below and commonly considered undesirable traits or genetic defects by IQPA shall be indicated on the registration certificate for horses foaled on or after the indicated date, once the condition is known. One or more of these conditions does not prevent a horse from being used as breeding stock or from participating in IQPA-approved events, subject to rules of the individual event:
Parrot Mouth-either overshot or undershot and is defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners as “no occlusal contact between the upper and lower central incisors.”
Cryptorchid-meaning less than two visible testicles descended into the scrotum.
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)-designation effective for foals born on or after January 1, 1998. A muscular disease caused by a hereditary genetic defect that leads to uncontrolled muscle twitching or profound muscle weakness, and in severe cases, may lead to collapse and/or death. According to research, this condition exists in certain descendants of the the stallion Impressive, AQHA registration number 0767246.
(1)Notification shall be placed on file of foals descending from the stallion Impressive or any other bloodline determined to carry the HYPP gene. When the parent(s) tracing from the HYPP line has tested negative for HYPP, the above notification is not required, and will, instead, be substituted by the designation “N/N”; or, after testing negative for the gene, the notification may be substituted by the designation “N/N” upon request of the owner.
(2) Effective with foals born on or after January 1, 2007, all descendants of the stallion Impressive, AQHA registration number 0767246, shall be required to be HYPP tested. Any foal testing homozygous positive for HYPP (H/H) will not be eligible for registration with IQPA.