Redheart Regent Wins At Windsor…

We didn’t manage to get Regent to a show last year, he was sold but we bought him back when his new owner suddenly experienced a huge personal challenge. I did regret selling him in the first place but he was supposed to be a filly to be retained (because I ordered a filly 🙂 ) we have no use for a gelding in our breeding programme!  As time has gone by, we have grown very fond of Regent, maybe because we don’t know who his sire is (a very nice Spanish Stallion in Spain somewhere) and we feel sorry for him or is it the excitement of the unknown, or maybe because he’s just so perfect? Who knows but he’s very correct, has lovely paces and an adorable personality, a fine horse.

As he lives out with our other two-year-old gelding Reality, its taken time for his coat to come right for our first show of 2019 and we haven’t had time to do much with Regent because foaling duties took all of my time outside a full-time job during April but we did manage to squeeze in a few very late nights a few days running up to the show. A week prior to the show Regent looked ready for a fluffy coat competition!

All our horses load and travel from a very young age, I never have to worry about this, he was frequently bathed and trained as a yearling to walk, trot and stand in hand and all this stayed with him…

So his début outing was ROYAL WINDSOR, a huge equestrian event, a daunting experience for a baby and to be honest any first-time show can go either way, make no mistake if it had proved too much for him we would have happily put him back on the lorry and come home. Regent took the walk to the ring with eyes on stalks, he kept a little too close to me for reassurance but 20 minutes walking around the pre-ring he soon switched off in the company of a familiar sight – other Appaloosas.

His stride is big, he covers the ground and entering the ring with 13+ other horses we soon began to lap them at a gentle walk!

Separated into young stock and over 3-year-olds, Regent stood quietly in line although a few balloons and pushchairs with umbrellas did make him jump, a sneaky hand of grass sorted this out. His show was straight, calm and professional with a lovely extended trot, we felt great and the Judges comments were very flattering.

Into the Championship and what an absolute star, we came Reserve to an extremely well-known Multi Champion called Desired Edition, certainly an award that holds status.

Despite a blow out on the lorry and despite a two-hour journey home taking five hours due to the M4 closing two lanes, our Debut Outing with Redheart Regent was certainly a day to go down in history at Redheart Appaloosas.

 

 

The Redheart Boys – PLAY

Redheart Regent and Redheart Reality dam’s were both inseminated and the same day, the boys were born seven days apart April 2017.

They started playing as soon as they were introduced.

As they became colts, they played as colts do.

After castration, their coltish behaviour slowly disappeared.

They are fine apart but they really do enjoy each others company…

They will be two-years-old next month, here’s a short video of them PLAYING March 2019

Redhearts Last Show 2018

Due to the Autumn “cold” making its way not only through my workplace but my household it finally got me… Although we prepared Regent for his début outing I resigned to the fact I just couldn’t do it!

Here are a few shots of Regent all dressed up before being unplaited and turned back out with the herd, I think he would have done well at The Royal London Show but we will never know!

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Redheart Regent

Until 2019…

Regent’s Coming Home…

We sell our horses with a basic contract that merely says we have the first refusal should the resale of the horse be required for any reason at any time.

The Redheart Appaloosas are a rare breed in the UK and we feel it necessary to always know where our horses are, we appreciate people’s circumstances change and sometimes it’s not always possible to keep a horse for many reasons.

When we delivered Regent to his new home he settled very well and Jane his new owner kept us up to date daily with his progress, we appreciated these updates and delighted to know even the tiniest details. From walking to Jane when called to eventually cantering to the sight of his new “mum”!

Then we got the news that due to a personal circumstance which remains confidential, we felt it was in Regent’s best interest to come home. Regent hadn’t done anything wrong and it was agreed he would be collected at the first possible opportunity.

Arriving at his new home it was clear Regent was very settled at very much at home, he didn’t want to leave his new friends but walked straight up into the lorry. Arriving back home, the neighing didn’t stop until Regent was reunited with his family in person, so lovely to see.

I can’t explain why this horse is so special but if I’m right you will soon see why…

Regent coming home

Redheart Owners…

What a wonderful feeling, seeing owners with their Redhearts.

Wendy came to visit Ru and we delivered Regent to Jane.


After a nice shower, our journey with Regent was very easy, he loads and travels very well and we all were delighted to see how chilled he was at his new home.

Video link to Redheart Regent checking out his new boundary and meeting his new neighbours with his new owner Jane Tull.

HERE

Happy horses and happy owners!

Redheart Regent SOLD…

21st April 2017 we saw the birth of Redheart Regent, from this day he has been given the best possible start in life at Redheart Appaloosas. At 15 months, it is time for him to move on and start a new chapter in his life, an exciting loving home in Gloucestershire where he has already become one person’s dream horse!

It’s the prospective purchaser that vets the horse and it is us who vet the prospective purchaser, sincere apologies for the interrogation Jane Tull, and so many congratulations on the agreed sale of Regent.

It’s wonderful to see this new partnership already bonding, we are confident your journey in life together will be meaningful and fulfilling and Regent will give you everything you have ever wished for and more!

We shall keep his page open and follow his journey with Jane.

Redheart Yearlings – February 2018

Its been a few months since our Redheart Yearlings were weaned and castrated, they are growing and looking very well. They have become independent and adapting to short education lessons without knowing.

The horses are still wintering in the barn and every day they’re turned out for short periods in an all-weather corral.

Today Redheart Regent and Redheart Reality our 11-month-old gelding’s were turned out within a spacious 10-acre paddock. They certainly needed each other, calling and running around looking for what they once knew – the herd.

The main advantage at this time is they want to come in, one call from me and they were waiting at the gate, a perfect opportunity to start educating the yearlings on a one to one basis.

Regent and Reality’s first turn out in 2018…

Best mates…