5-Panel Negative To End 2016….

It is my opinion that any Appaloosa entering a breeding programme should be tested for the 5-panel test. This test is for five different genetic diseases found in quarter horses and other stock horse breeds such as the Appaloosa.

Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency (GBED) Recessive

Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia (HERDA) Recessive

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease (HYPP) Incomplete Dominant

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Dominant

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy – Type 1 (PSSM1) Dominant

Read more: UC Davis Veterinary  / Animal Genetics UK 

Although our horses are pure 5 generations of Appaloosa’s, they have horses far back in their pedigrees which are known to have one or more of these genetic diseases.

Just look at Ben’s pedigree; Here.


Stallion “V” Sheep…..

Our licensed stallion Reus has his own paddock next to our two future stallions paddock.

He’s very happy and enjoys watching the young colts play, often seen having a chat over the fence.

When a flock of sheep broke into Reus’s paddock, he jumped in with Blu and Ben for support!

They rounded up the flock and chased them out…. After this ordeal, the three boys settled so well.

A rare sight to see our three boys together and the odds are in favour of our boys when Stallions “V” Sheep….

The Past Is Now The Future…..

















The past is now the future…





Meet Myka…..

People and horses alike enter your life for a reason….new friends, new horse, new start!

The loss of Redheart Cateaster left a gap in our breeding plan but we were not actively looking for a filly or broodmare but sometimes “events” are meant to be!

Logging on to Facebook one morning, this stunning face caught my eye with the words,

” Myka enjoying the sun, this two-year-old pure bred Appaloosa BApS Grade B filly is still for sale”

My “tick list” is endless when contemplating purchasing a horse but from this moment the ball started rolling.

Name: CARICKS REDHEART bred by Mr & Mrs Wood

Born: 10th May 2014 Expected height 15.2hh

Pedigree: Here

Sire: DREA YAKIMA FIRSHADO from Haverlands Appaloosas


We patiently awaited all the test results, before the sale took place but the wait was worth it.

5 panel negative (PSSM1, HYPP, HERDA, GBED & MH) and Grey gene negative.

Bay (AA EE) and true non-characteristic (lp/lp) with one copy of pattern (PATN1/patn1).

Registered with the British Appaloosa Society as a Grade B, her pedigree is full of registered Appaloosas. Her dam is the only horse in the pedigree not registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club. As part of Myka’s sale, Mr & Mrs Wood agreed to register Lambrigg Dollar Girl with the ApHC and the ApHC UK, ensuring Myka’s future registration permits her to join our Foundation herd.

All agreed and off I set “Oop North”!

After a good trip up and down the M18, we safely arrived home.

We take no risks introducing new horses to the herd especially when we have pregnant mares, therefore Myka went straight into isolation. She could see all the horses but had no contact!

She really did protest in the round pen but by night checks she was very settled and much quieter.

Meet Myka……….

May I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Mick & Carol Wood.

I have made two wonderful new friends and endeavour to do my best by “your Myka”.

Paula x


Last Show in 2016…..

Throughout the year, our young stock qualified for the “One, Two and three Year Old Championship Show” held at Onley Equestrian Centre.

Although the horses didn’t look too bad, their coats had turned. After a hot bath and a little trim they looked presentable but not to our usual high standard.

We decided to take DFR Patahas Redheart (Blu) and Redheart Royale (Ben).  I ran Ben and Lisa Randle ran Blu, both colts gave a good show but today it’s simple….we were beaten by better horses.   We had a really good fun day and delighted with both colts performance especially being stabled away from home for the first time, every day is a school day!

Blu took a third in colts, Ben fourth and then Ben took a third in the yearlings class with Blu fourth.

The Last Show in 2016….