Central Prefix – Our Identity…

Absolutely delighted to recieve Redheart’s prefix certificate, from Central Prefix Register.

All future home bred Redheart Appaloosa horses can now be registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club UK & The British Appaloosa Society with this prefix.




An opportunity for prospective buyers to create their own name after the Redheart prefix.





Another change made at Redheart Appaloosa’s has involved the purchase of a few sheets of ply board, a few pots of paint and the help of my daughters.

We have had great fun at the start of the School Summer Holidays making a secure “round pen” to help build the relationship with the young stock!





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The decorated panels should enhance a bold approach to similar surroundings in the future for the young stock.




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Hevans EV Pascalius was amazed!



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Hevans EV Catorrius  quietly walked around looking at each design!

The round pen certainly has brightened up the training / education sessions, as we head back to basics with Reus and prepare Evee for the Appaloosa Horse Club UK National Breed Show.

Another huge relief…..

  Awaiting the following cycle after her foal heat, Peyres Catori Cat was booked in at Three Counties Equine Hospital LLP for an Artificial Insemination (AI) package with the semen from RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain.


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     Peyres Catori Cat had her 1st pregnancy scan today,

    which proved to be positive!



                    Princesse Pascale also had a scan to  confirm a

                    heartbeat and healthy maintained pregnancy  !  






As I look out across the field I see the mares happy and content, pregnant for 2015 and my two Kiss My Finest Heart fillies growing and enjoying life……ALL THE GIRLS


What a relief, very excited about the new arrivals out of Peyres Catori Cat & Princesse Pascale by RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain.


Great Friends…………

Last night Hevans EV Pascalius was prepared for her first show, she is an amazingly quiet yearling, bathed, clipped, dressed over and braided with out a care in the world! Because Hevans EV Catorrius was entered, this meant two trips with the lorry so Evee was booked a stable the night before. She loaded and travelled beautifully and settled in the main barn at the ApHC UK Midland Show at Summer House Equestrian Centre, Gloucester.

Evee was entered in ApHC USA Reg – fillies/mares and Main Reg – Fillies 3 years and under. She won both classes and was awarded a special for the best yearling. This was a wonderful introduction to her showing career, Evee wasn’t naughty but scared. The judge was very obliging, I was allowed to encourage and relax the filly before leaving the ring on a “good note”. Very much appreciated, all the work at home vanished into thin air, there was so much for her to observe and I was relieved when her head started to lower!

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Reus was entered in Best Condition & Turnout 3 years & under, ApHC USA Reg – colts / stallions / geldings and Main Reg – Colts 3 years and under. Again, taking first place qualified both horses into their own class Championships and Young Stock Championship.


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Qualifying a colt and a filly in the Young Stock Championship meant an extra pair of hands!


My mother came to the rescue, as always!

Hevans EV Catorrius took the Championship with Hevans EV Pascalius as Reserve! 

History repeating itself, it was only a few years ago, my Mother and I stood with Princesse Pascale and Peyres Catori Cat, the Dam’s of these young stock!

Such a wonderful experience again to be stood in the ring with my mother!



During the morning, to my delight two very good friends Frank and Crystal who I work with turned up at the show! These two people have years of experience with horses and are more than capable of dealing with any situation……..Evee & Reus were taken from me in turn as one went in the ring, one came out etc…….Frank walked Evee around showing her the sights of the showing world and Crystal ensured Reus was kept occupied out of the way of the fillies!

Phew…….so very much appreciated and so glad to have such GREAT FRIENDS! Thank you both x



Chalk & Cheese…..

Today I received and have loaded on her page, Easter’s Genetic Report.

One of the lovely things about these Appaloosa’s is their colour and coat pattern, very much what the breed is so well recognised for.

If you look at Reus,  you could not say for sure “That’s an Appaloosa”. Look at Easter and it’s obvious she’s an Appaloosa, bearing in mind they are full siblings!

Easter has been confirmed LP/LP – Homozygous for the Leopard Print gene. I can confidently say she is affected by Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), therefore her management will be dealt with appropriately.

All my horses are kept in a routine, out during the day and stabled at night. Easter will already be adapting to her condition since birth. Keeping her routine gives her a safe place to eat, drink and sleep during the night. I will adjust my transporting times during her future showing career ensuring I plan the travelling times to and from the events in the daylight, for her own safety and to protect all parties involved.

The advantage of her LP status is she will produce a characteristic foal 100% of the time!


Knowing your roots…….


When choosing the blood line of any Stallion it is always a good idea to know the history!

Kiss My Finest Heart as an endurance Stallion is wonderful and all that “goes” with him as the father of my present youngstock.  What stands behind him is his Sire Eagles ThundernToby, a resident stallion of Deanna Brown at www.thunderntobyranch.com.

It was some time ago when I contacted Deanna to give her the news of Thunders three grandchildren her in the UK. Today I received the most encouraging letter along with a few pictures of Hevans EV Catorrius, Hevans EV Pascalius and Hevans EV Cateasters Grandfather!

I hope you appreciate their website as much as I have. Thunder is a horse that has a beautiful story behind his accomplishments! I have listed his achievements below these photos.

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Eagles Thundern Toby’s Achievements:

  • 2006 ApHC Bronze Medallion in Distance with 355 miles.
  • 2006 ApHC Register of Merit in Distance
  • 2006 Sixth place in AERC Central Region.
  • 2006 8th place in Palmyra, WI at the ApHC National Championship 50 mile Endurance ride. The only stallion to compete.
  • 2006 High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders
  • 2006 High mileage Novice Horse – Colorado Ranger Horse.
  • 2006 Jo Ann Tate Memorial Annual Achievement Award for High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders.
  • 2006 Colorado Ranger Horse Association Novice Endurance Horse- Bill Wicklund, Rider.
  • 2007 First year working cattle: World Championship Appaloosa Horse show Timed Roping Finalist
  • 2007 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Second Place, Cattle.
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2007 Vol 61, No. 8, Page 48, Distance Article
  • 2008 ApHC World Show, Paul Tiernery rider on 2008 World Championship events:
  • Third in Open Senior Judged Heeling. Year end Finalist.
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Sixth in Open Senior Judged Heading
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Fourth in Open Heading and Heeling.
  • 2008 First in the Nation in Steer Daubing.
  • 2008 Year end high point. ApHC Silver Medallion
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. High Point in cattle
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Seventh overall High Point Timed Roping Champion
  • 2008 FOUR ApHC Register of Merits
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Supreme Champion
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2008 Vol 62, No. 8, Page 90, On a Loose Rein.

The blood line continues at Redheart Appaloosas……



 A quick trip to Three Counties Equine Hospital LLP this evening proved to be great news!

Princesse Pascale has successfully conceived as the scan image shows the embryo (gestational sac) at 15 days post ovulation.


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By RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain
Out of Princesse Pascale

PP lost her pregnancy last year, so I will try not to get too excited.

We will confirm her pregnancy is maintained with another scan later in June.

Every thing crossed!

Stepping out……

 After a few days bonding in the confinement of a stable, it was time for Catori & Easter to stretch their legs and allow Catori time to graze. The purchase of a corral ensured no galloping but an area large enough for the mare and foal to be turned for a few hours.Easter's 1st day out 0

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Peyres Catori Cat & Hevans EV Cateaster, first day out!

After a few circuits of the corral, Catori took a deep sigh and put her head down to eat, which was a relief for Easter who was exhausted mentally and pysically by her mother’s actions….

Once Easter is strong enough they will be introduced to Princesse Pascale and Hevans EV Pascalius in the big field.

Mother Nature is wonderful……

The birth of my third Appaloosa!

After nights of foal watching, Peyres Catori Cat finally got down to it! At 8pm Catori was looking extremely uncomfortable just as my children were going to bed….What an excuse to stay up late!

By 9pm two brown feet, followed by a brown head appeared and within seconds a white body surprised us all!

Hevans EV Cateaster shortly after birth

Later we quietly walked to the stable to meet Easter, delighted to say it was a filly, just what I “ORDERED”.

After a thorough examination, “hand printing” session we ensured nursing was achieved before checking the placenta.

Easter's Placenta

Easter’s healthy, intact placenta.


Leaving them to bond and put the children to bed…..

She will have a family home for life and the best possible chance of a showing career before becoming a proven quality mother herself!

On this day we also celebrated the birth of Evee, she is one year’s old today!