5-Panel Negative To End 2016….

It is my opinion that any Appaloosa entering a breeding programme should be tested for the 5-panel test. This test is for five different genetic diseases found in quarter horses and other stock horse breeds such as the Appaloosa.

Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency (GBED) Recessive

Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia (HERDA) Recessive

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease (HYPP) Incomplete Dominant

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Dominant

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy – Type 1 (PSSM1) Dominant

Read more: UC Davis Veterinary  / Animal Genetics UK 

Although our horses are pure 5 generations of Appaloosa’s, they have horses far back in their pedigrees which are known to have one or more of these genetic diseases.

Just look at Ben’s pedigree; Here.


Stallion “V” Sheep…..

Our licensed stallion Reus has his own paddock next to our two future stallions paddock.

He’s very happy and enjoys watching the young colts play, often seen having a chat over the fence.

When a flock of sheep broke into Reus’s paddock, he jumped in with Blu and Ben for support!

They rounded up the flock and chased them out…. After this ordeal, the three boys settled so well.

A rare sight to see our three boys together and the odds are in favour of our boys when Stallions “V” Sheep….