Happy first birthday to The Class of 2019, they are all developing differently, both mentally and physically but the main similarity is how they know their routine, 6pm is dinner time every day and they know it!
You may have noticed Redheart Rookie (our 2019 buckskin GAP 5 filly) has been moved from our Mares Page to our Sales Page?
Sometimes you need to take another look at your future breeding plan, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Rookie and sometimes you must to let your best breeding stock go! So, why have we decided to sell her?
Rookie was a planned future breeding mare for Reus, not only do the genetics work but her dam Princesse Pascale is our biggest mare at 16hh, so Rookie’s height and quality stamp from her sire DRF Patahas Redheart meant she was perfect.
Reus is gelded, we only have frozen semen available and we certainly didn’t want to deplete his stock (also we believe frozen semen is wasted on maiden mares) so we have decided to try and create a future breeding mare BY REUS with Princesse Pascale.
This filly will be a full sibling to Redheart Reality, 100% FPD, 16hh, ApHC UK, ApHC and BApS Stud Book registered. We are not bothered about coat pattern / colour, the result will be a quality filly who we would aim to prove in the ring and then hopefully become broodmare with our Stallion Blu…
Thus, creating GAP 5 foals by Blu instead of 100% FPD foals by retaining Rookie and using Reus. We can then continue our Peyres Catori Cat, Hevans EV Catorrious blood lines.
Plan B 🙂
We can confidently put the Artificial Insemination (AI) kit away as our last mare scanned in foal. We pray all mares to carry full term and wish them a safe delivery resulting in five healthy mares and foals for 2021.
Here is a little clip of our 2020 Stallion Semen Collection – Made easy by DFR Patahas Redheart
All five mares are confirmed pregnant, looks like January, February, and March 2021 will be busy and exciting. Due to current government guidelines, it is not essential for us to have the mares sexed scanned although we seem to have orders for fillies!!
Princesse Pascale is our first mare due, from the size of her embryo we can work out she ovulated on the 12th February, this means her estimated foaling date for 2021 is between January 8th and January 23rd (330 – to 345 days).
Peyres Catori Cat, from the size of her embryo we can work out she ovulated on the 15th of February, this means her estimated foaling date for 2021 is between January 11th and January 26th (330 – to 345 days).
Caricks Redheart, from the size of the embryo we can work out she ovulated on the 16th of February, this means her estimated foaling date for 2021 is between January 12th and January 27th (330 – to 345 days).
Talismans Redheart, from the size of her embryo we can work out she ovulated on the 17th March, this means her estimated foaling date for 2021 is between February 10th and February 25th (330 – to 345 days).
And, our last mare Redheart Pascalius, from the size of her embryo we can work out she ovulated on the 10th April, this means her estimated foaling date for 2021 is between 7th and 22 March (330 – to 345 days).
There are many ways Studs collect from their stallions, there is no rule. Most studs comply with what suits the stallion, what facilities are available, and depending on help available. The main criteria for collection are health, safety, and all measures in place to limit disease control.
We have found training our stallion very easy, he’s a sensible horse and we “read” him well. Once he has reached the point of “no return”, there is only one objective for him – mount the dummy mare and ejaculate. For this reason, we have been able to safely collect from him and successfully AI our mares.
April 2020 is certainly a bit different from April 2019…Despite the sad news that surrounds the world with COVID-19 we are very much in a happy safe place here at Redheart Appaloosas, for which we are thankful for!
Here is a few pictures of our yearlings after their April Shower
- Paula Cooper
- Redheart Replication
- Why Redheart?