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This is the most incredible news ever!

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Hey John, I want to truly thank you for putting up with my questions clear back from ten years ago or more and helping me learn more and more about this as you did your research. I remember having to have you explain some things about the different types over and over til I grasped how the genetics worked. I have been checking the website the last two months ever since you and Dr. Graves told me it was basically ready, and I'm sorry if I drove either of you nuts! I truly have tried to be patient all these years, knowing it was extremely complicated and you were working incredibly hard on it. You have been a great mentor and don't be surprised if I still have questions from time to time . I was soo excited this morning when I checked the website and saw it was ready! :) I'll always remember this day.

 

Susan O.

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What wonderful news and how ironic that the test was first announced today - on my birthday and the day I gelded both our boys because we are getting out of breeding. Based on the lack of interest and response to the letters to the editor that I submitted to MHW and the Journal, I am not real optimistic about interest in the actual testing. Unless of course, some major breeder runs the tests and finds a stallion without any of the dwarf genes and decides to advertise the fact. That might just do it....

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Very exciting news for those that breed. I am just hoping that there are more responsible/honest individuals than not. There will always be individuals that will pawn of horses with applications that are not valid, bad bites, prior injuries, disposition issues that do not make them a good match for the home they are going into......as always, buyer beware and now that this is available, I am sure there will be plenty of pre sale testing for breeders that will allow potential clients to do so ( or offer it as a standard procedure).

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This is incredible news!

 

We can all play our part in this by only buying horses from those who test and share proof of the results. We have the tools, now we must use them for the good of our breed.

 

AMHA and AMHR should note test results on a horse's papers. I'm sure many would object if this were a requirement, but it could at least be an option that would follow a horse throughout his or her life.

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YES! This is awesome!!!!! Totally gonna pay to get my grandmothers one stallion tested (he hasnt been used for breeding but just in case she decides she wants to breed him)

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You guys do not know just how hard it was for me to conceal my excitement at work tonight...especially in front of truck drivers. (I work at a decent sized truck stop)

 

So. Freaking. Excited.

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I am going to test the broodmare I have for sale and if she tests negative you can be sure the ad (and the price) will change. I already have color test results on AMHA papers for last year's foals so I don't see why these results could not be added easily to A papers. Next step is for buyers to shop for breeding minis with negative test results.

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I would like to announce that Alvadars Double Destiny is NEGATIVE for ALL four dwarf mutations (D1,D2,D3,D4).

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This is incredible news!

 

We can all play our part in this by only buying horses from those who test and share proof of the results. We have the tools, now we must use them for the good of our breed.

 

AMHA and AMHR should note test results on a horse's papers. I'm sure many would object if this were a requirement, but it could at least be an option that would follow a horse throughout his or her life.

 

It was announced on FB yesterday that AMHR will put results on the papers for a small fee.

 

This will change the miniature horse industry and I hope many will do this. I'm hoping to start breeding again in the near future so I already sent in for one of 2 of my mares this morning.

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