After days out in the ménage the next step for our 2021 foals is turn out in a small paddock. It is hard for them to understand why their dams just want to eat after a quick check of the boundary, a gradual reintroduction to grass for the mares is especially important. After they settle […]
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About Paula Cooper
As a child I was brought up on a working farm in Cwmbran, South Wales. I used to spend my days pulling up docks in the fields, creosoting the fences, white washing the stables and washing out the water tanks in order to have a pony.
I obtained many other rides in my early teenage days and learnt a little from each one. Every horse was different in size, nature, ability and scope. I very quickly learnt how to achieve the very best from that individual in whatever discipline.
At the age of eighteen I headed off to West Oxfordshire carrying on my education in land management and business studies in the Thoroughbred world. During this time many doors opened,
In 1997 a vacancy at a National Hunt Trainer in Gloucestershire opened a new chapter in my life with the availability of stables and land located nearby. Confidently starting training and competing point to pointers as a hobby.
2007 I started working at The Three Counties Equine Hospital LLP. This has been the most enjoyable and rewarding place of work. I am proud to be part of a dedicated team moving forward in the Veterinary world, full of new and exciting technology to aid the equine industry.
With no horses in my life during my “brood mare” days, I can honestly say it must be a disease in the blood! It wasn’t long before I longed for some kind of “equine interest” and challenge .
Off to France to import Peyres Catori Cat in 2008 and off to Austria to collect and import Princesse Pascale in 2009!
My foundation stock to build upon, Redheart Appaloosas today.
Entries by Paula Cooper
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 There is no doubt turnout is best for new-born foals, enabling them to develop physically and mentally. All our mare’s and foals have individual turnout in the safety area of the duracorral before they […]
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 Can you imagine being born within 4 walls and then the door is opened, a new environment awaits you but also the realisation of what your legs are for… Our post foaling check list […]
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 STAGE 3 of foaling is known as delivery of the placenta. The mare’s uterus continues to contract after foaling which causes the placenta to be expelled BUT so much more happens before the placenta […]
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 As the contraction persist, we witness the bulge of the white fluid-filled amniotic sac from the vulva followed by every breeder’s delight, two front feet and a nose. We wait and watch and talk […]
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 The Redheart Mare’s – Stage ONE of foaling and the imminent signs! We keep our mares in a strict routine and when the doors are shut and a loud “night night” is yelled down […]
In conjunction with Farm & Stable Supplies for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) UK 2021 Photo Competition. Thank you 🙂 Let us go back to November 2019 when we stabled our 5 mares through the winter months under at least 11 hours of artificial light, come early February 2020, our mares were cycling and […]
Well, we thought it was never going to end… The support from our ApHC UK Members was incredible, the added Sponsorship enabled us to add more qualifiers for the Champion of Champions. We added a WILD section for those who qualified in utility classes with Appaloosas and then we were able to split the WILD section […]
As one of the ApHC UK Directors, I personally have been extremely busy during the “lock down” coordinating the ApHC UK virtual shows, Redheart Appaloosas is one of the main sponsors and on this basis we believe it only fair not to compete in the competition ourselves. Never thought so much work was involved but […]
The Redheart yearlings will not attend a real show this year but we won’t tell them that! All bathed, trimmed and braided for a photo shoot to enable their owners to enter online photo competitions. We wish them GOOD LUCK X
- Paula Cooper
- Why Redheart?
- The Class of 2021 – The First Blade of Grass… May 11, 2021
- The Class of 2021 – The First Turn-out May 9, 2021
- The Class 2021 – THE FIRST 48 HOURS April 1, 2021
- The Class of 2021 – STAGE 3 – Passing The Placenta March 1, 2021
- The Class 2021 – STAGE 2 FOALING February 1, 2021