doesn't impressive go back to three bars???
Indeed, three times, making him line bred
Was intended to be a racehorse, but won the AQHA World as a yearling, and was worth to much to risk wrecking him as a runner.
Looks like a bunch of you fellows have had different Impressive horses than the ones we have. Ours are just great
The best babysitting horse I've ever met goes to Impressive on her daddy's side. And one of the best riding horses I've ever had the pleasure of riding is out of a daughter of Impressive; she's a natural cutter, too (a little big at 15.2, but will lay back her ears and squat to head off a beef like those 14.0 hand ponies they show on RFD-TV
). And the toughest, most resilient horse I ever rode was our big gray stallion that traced three times to Jackie Bee and four times to Impressive (through Kid Clu, Mr. Conclusion, and Coosa). And that big gray stallion would pack my then-4-year-old daughter around on his back like an old gelding (here she is on him: http://www.chimeneaqh.com/images/DSC04845.JPG
the paint behind her is a stud, too...)
By the way, whomever posted the pedigree on the Perfect Premonition horse, that gelding is bred to be pretty and ride like a dream. The Mr. Conclusions are really nice movers; we used a stud out of a daughter of Mr. Conclusion that just floats on his feet when he moves (and Mr. Conclusion sired the only horse to win the AQHA World in halter and in western pleasure). And the Page Impressives tend to be big, stout, standup horses. The JD Parker horse of Terry Bradshaw's is (or was) a pretty good roping horse, and the James Caans (let alone the Blondys Dudes) make pretty nice riders. Just make sure he's negative for HYPP if you're not familiar with managing symptomatic horses.