I see it as a step backwards. I hoped AQHA would follow the progressive thinking of PHAA and introduce the ruling as well. But it didn't happen. The rule to test for PSSM1 was outvoted by ONE vote. Meanwhile a friend of mine put her future stud horse to be in the ground after 2 years of battle with shakes attacks and horrible feet on all 4 legs, it costed her heaps of money to buy it in the first place, plus heaps more to look after it in vet and farrier bills. And on top of that she had to pay the guy to dig the hole for him and pay the vet to put him to sleep. All she she wished she knew about PSSM1 prior to buying and she wouldn't wish it on any horse or its owner what she's been through with her colt. She was absolutely devastated. How many more people are in her shoes? Your thoughts.