Its been twelve days since our stallion DFR Patahas Redheart entered the Stallion AI centre, they collected from him seven times and he’s averaged 8 doses per collection, his semen is of a small quality being less than 10ml per collection, seriously concentrated! It is a long process to get the health papers, both pre and […]
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About Paula Cooper
As a child I was brought up on a working farm in Cwmbran, South Wales. I used to spend my days pulling up docks in the fields, creosoting the fences, white washing the stables and washing out the water tanks in order to have a pony.
I obtained many other rides in my early teenage days and learnt a little from each one. Every horse was different in size, nature, ability and scope. I very quickly learnt how to achieve the very best from that individual in whatever discipline.
At the age of eighteen I headed off to West Oxfordshire carrying on my education in land management and business studies in the Thoroughbred world. During this time many doors opened,
In 1997 a vacancy at a National Hunt Trainer in Gloucestershire opened a new chapter in my life with the availability of stables and land located nearby. Confidently starting training and competing point to pointers as a hobby.
2007 I started working at The Three Counties Equine Hospital LLP. This has been the most enjoyable and rewarding place of work. I am proud to be part of a dedicated team moving forward in the Veterinary world, full of new and exciting technology to aid the equine industry.
With no horses in my life during my “brood mare” days, I can honestly say it must be a disease in the blood! It wasn’t long before I longed for some kind of “equine interest” and challenge .
Off to France to import Peyres Catori Cat in 2008 and off to Austria to collect and import Princesse Pascale in 2009!
My foundation stock to build upon, Redheart Appaloosas today.
Entries by Paula Cooper
Education should be fun for foals and what ever we do is slow, repetitive and rewarding. The foals are now learning about pressure with ropes and they’re responding well. Relentless is the eldest, so he’s the more advanced foal at 5 months old he’s learning to move his hind quarters away from the pressure applied […]
Every day is a school day here at the stud, not only for the foals but me too.. Reading a horse is a gift and I try to read the outcome of a situation before it happens! Teaching a foal to tie up takes time, we aim for stress free lessons with a positive result. […]
There are many reasons for storing your stallions semen but our main reason, to make sure if anything should happen to our Stallion DFR Patahas Redheart (God forbid), then his blood line will live on. We plan to take more than required to enable us to offer his frozen semen for sale within the UK […]
Our 2019 foals by DRF Patahas Redheart have all now reached the milestone of 4 months, their characters are shinning through and they are developing very nicely. Only by photographs do you appreciate and realise how far we have come in just 16 weeks! We continue quietly and slowly with their education, using ropes […]
The British Appaloosa Society National Show was the end to our 2019 showing campaign, an extremely enjoyable show that proved our horses progress. A huge thank you to all that helped run this show at Hartpury. Reus and I executed the given pattern in the Open Ridden Class to perfection, I listened well, starting with […]
It was November 2018 when our stallion DFR Patahas Redheart was in the company of his first-born, Redheart RU Chubarry, now successfully being shown under her new owner Wendy Fitzgerald. Today was a very special moment, they met at the Appaloosa Horse Club National Show, Wendy and myself could not resist a picture to caption […]
The Appaloosa Horse Club UK National Show is one show we greatly look forward to each year. A place where the Club members meet and share a common passion – The Appaloosa Horse, whether it be Purebred, Registered, Part bred or on the Characteristic Register, we support, help and encourage one another and share the […]
Herd life provide a foal with the basics…how they interact and behave is essential for their development. When they don’t want to play, NO means No! Enjoy…
Whilst the foals are still black and white, here’s some pictures before the change begins on Revelation!
- Paula Cooper
- Why Redheart?