Appaloosa Mares Nightlife…

Our four broodmares

They are all showing the right signs for foaling, some more than others but one thing we religiously do is watch them closely.

Our two broodmares Catori and PP (bottom left and right) are 342 and 341 days gestation. Our maiden mares Myka and Evee (top left and right) are 340 and 320 days gestation.

They’re all in a similar routine and enjoy a lie down for a few hours before midnight!

Redheart Broodmares – Mothers Day…

No reason why we shouldn’t celebrate our wonderful broodmares past foals this Mothers Day!

 Princesse Pascale, 328 days gestation today.

Princesse Pascale (middle), her two-year-old gelding Redheart Reality (right) and her six-year-old daughter Redheart Pascalius (left).

 

Peyres Catori Cat, 329 days gestation today.

Peyres Catori Cat (middle), her two-year-old gelding Redheart Regent (right) and her seven-year-old gelding Redheart Catorrius (left).

Princesse Pascale and Redheart Pascalius.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 1st May 2012.

Redheart Pascalius was born 21st April 2013 at 336 days gestation.

Princesse Pascale and Redheart Royal.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 11th May 2014.

  

Redheart Royal was born 21st April 2015 at 346-days gestation.

Princesse Pascale and Redheart Reality.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 9th May 2016.

 

Redheart Reality was born 28th April at 355 days gestation.

 

 

Peyres Catori Cat and Redheart Catorrius.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 21st July 2011.

Redheart Catorrius was born 13th June 2012 at 329 days gestation.

Peyres Catori Cat and Redheart Cateaster.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 15th May 2013.

  

Redheart Cateaster was born 21st April 2015 at 342 days gestation.

Peyres Catori Cat and Redheart Regal.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 11th June 2014.

Redheart Regal was born 13th May at 337 days gestation.

Peyres Catori Cat and Redheart Regent.

AI took place and ovulation occurred 9th May 2016.

Redheart Regent was born 21st April at 348 days gestation.

 

 

Well, I’m enjoying my Bailey’s (Strawberry & Cream limited edition), my chocolates and admiring the beautiful flowers whilst my mares are heavily in foal and bagging up…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Newest Addition – Talismans Redheart

After Talismans Redheart aka Ghost safely arrived in the UK, after two weeks in isolation, after meeting and greeting the herd and being excepted to some degree, our new filly is content within the herd even though she is consistent in her efforts for a higher place in the pecking order!

Such a sweet curious and affectionate filly, she will be three years old this July.

ApHC – 100% FPD & GAP 5, ApHC UK – A Register, FAHR at 95.0195%, BApS – Pending.

Black (Ee/aa) roan mare, homozygous for Leopard Complex gene (LP/LP) and negative for the PATTERN1 (patn1/patn1) gene.  5-panel and grey gene negative.

Here is a little video of her today Talismans Redheart 17.03.19

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

Foaling and the Placenta – A calcified yolk sack remnant!

Eight foals have safely been born at the stud, we feel very fortunate everything has relatively gone to plan. We have endured premature foaling from Peyres Catori Cat with Reus, the deep red coloured placenta below, we inspect all our placenta’s and make sure they are all intact…here are just a few random pictures.

 

Princesse Pascale endured a challenge whilst foaling Ben, the difficulty was the positioning of Ben’s forelegs but we managed to correct this and then break his fall just as the Vet arrived!

One thing we always meet is the patience game with our maiden mares, it always takes a while for them to allow the foals to nurse but patience is something we have lots of…

Foaling is very rewarding when it all goes to plan and we have been very lucky to date but we are aware things don’t always go to plan. We are a young stud, we are still learning, therefore enrolling on a course called “Foaling The Mare” will surely only be a benefit, supported by the National Foaling Bank held at Twemlows Stud Farm. 

Knowing what can go wrong is a daunting thought, when to intervene, how long before you intervene, is it in the mares best interest to wait for the vet or load the mare and drive to the vets…So many questions and time is always against you, 10 minutes can mean saving a mare and/or a foal and possibly ensuring the mare is fit for future breeding.

I cannot go into the course details but I strongly recommend anyone foaling book a place.

However, I would like to share a short video taken during the practical session where we discussed the placenta, as you can see below, this recent foaling produced a very large remnant of the yolk sac. We were all curious about its contents, a good strong steady hand with a hacksaw was definitely required!

  

  

Have a look at this video – Calcified yolk sack remnant

A very enjoyable and educational day, we also had a peak where they store Reus’s semen.

 

Caricks Redheart in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart – 03.03.19

Caricks Redheart joined the stud in 2016, at three years old her début showing started at Royal Winsor, taking the Reserve In-Hand Championship, predominantly shown afterward by a junior!

ApHC – 93% FPD,  ApHC UK – A Register, BApS – Grade B

Bay (EE AA) true non-characteristic, negative for the Leopard Complex gene (lp/lp) and carry’s one copy of the Pattern Gene (PATN1/patn1). 5-panel and grey gene negative.

 

Here is Caricks Redheart in her waterproofs, in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart 03.03.19

Redheart Pascalius in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart – 24.02.19

Redheart Pascalius, our first retained home-bred filly, a maiden mare and at 6 years old she’s carrying the UK’s first GAP 6 foal!

ApHC – 100% FPD & GAP 5, ApHC UK – A Register, BApS – Grade A

Black (EE/aa) roan mare, heterozygous for Leopard Complex gene (LP/lp) and negative for the PATTERN1 (patn1/patn1) gene.  5-panel and grey gene negative.

Here she is in her working clothes in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart 24.02.19

Princesse Pascale in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart – 17.02.19

Princesse Pascale, second in command, a mare that always looks pregnant even when she’s not!

ApHC – 100% FPD, ApHC UK – A Register, BApS – Grade A

Black (EE/aa) leopard mare, heterozygous for Leopard Complex gene (LP/lp) and the PATTERN1 (PATN1/patn1) gene. 5-panel and grey gene negative.

 

Here she is in her working clothes in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart 17.02.19

 

Peyres Catori Cat in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart – 10.02.19

Peyres Catori Cat, the main mare, the boss and leader of the herd!

ApHC – 90% FPD, ApHC UK – A Register, BApS – Grade A

Bay (Ee Aa), heterozygous for the Leopard Complex gene (LP/lp) and the PATTERN1 gene (PATN1/patn1). 5-panel and grey gene negative.

Here she is in her working clothes in foal to DFR Patahas Redheart 10.02.19