15th July Redheart Relentless – 3 months old today! Homozygous black (EE aa) few spot (LP/LP) colt with one copy of the Pattern gene (PATN1/patn1). Peyres Catori Cat x DRF Patahas Redheart Eligible ApHC – 97% FPD, BApS GRADE A, and ApHC UK – A Register, not eligible with FAHR @ 72.0704% 21st July Redheart […]
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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
There is no doubt our herd of Appaloosas appreciate routine, they are always near the gate in the morning and in the evening. We don’t give treats, therefore they never look for them but we do give a lot of scratches.
The Boys play… Relentless & Reflection The Girls talk about it… Rookie & Revelation
The Heterozygous Appaloosa foals – LP/lp for the Leopard Print gene The Homozygous Appaloosa foals – LP/LP for the Leopard Print gene It’s been 50/50 with the LP gene in 2019!
Local shows are just the best, especially when you can pick up a ticket for winning the Small Hunter Class on your door step – well we are not complaining! We have a lot of work to do with Reus for the 2020 Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.
Two months have past since we met our 2019 foals, they are all doing very well and their individual characters are beginning to shine.
We all know a foal inherits 50% of its genetic make up from the sire and the dam, we constantly post about the foals and occasionally about the mares, I suppose because the foals are funny, unique and very NEW! But, let us not forget our stallion DFR Patahas Redheart. We have come a long […]
We adore agricultural shows, so much to see, so much to do and the prize money is very generous 🙂 Entries for these big shows close months before and as every horse owner knows, anything can happen, one day your horse looks amazing and the next day it looks like a completely different horse! We […]
1st June 2019, will not forget this day in a hurry… Up at 4 am, bathed and plaited Reus and bathed and braided his son Reality who both had spent the night out. On the road to Farnham in Surrey, we missed the exit off the M4 and then we got back on track we […]
The mares have given birth, the mares are being great mothers and feeding their foals very well but make no mistake these foals are “calorie suckers”, it’s very important to feed the lactating mare. The mares and foals are out 24/7, they come into the stable every evening for a feed and this gives me […]
- Paula Cooper
- Why Redheart?
- The 2019 Appaloosa Foals – Three Months Old August 1, 2019
- 6am to 6pm – Herd Checks July 27, 2019
- 2019 Foals – The Boys & The Girls July 20, 2019
- Heterozygous & Homozygous Appaloosas July 13, 2019
- Hanbury Countryside Show 2019 – Reus The Small Hunter July 6, 2019