Appaloosas in Black & White…..

Something lovely about black and white photographs, especially when they have Appaloosas in them! Many thanks to Ben Lovegrove (our neighbour) who very kindly took some of the following photographs. A talented future photographer…

The beginning of 2017 has been the same as every New Year. Dark mornings, early dark evenings and a range of temperatures from minus 5 to 8 degrees.

The horses are out 24/7, as we seek approval on our planning application for a stable barn. They have thick muddy coats yet have a healthy shine, well they do say wellbeing comes from within!!

My Christmas present from my other half was a quad bike, feeding the horses has never been easier and it didn’t take long for them to realise the noise of the quad means food! Surprisingly the children show great willingness to help now.

Our newest addition to the herd, Myka has settled extremely well. At the bottom of the pecking order, she stays out the way of the older mares, very sensible filly although she plays a lot with Blanc which is lovely to see.

Our Swiss import, Blu is as quiet and friendly as the day he arrived, an absolute credit to the Foundation Appaloosa breed. We’re very satisfied to have him at the stud for our future breeding plan.

 

Our two-year-old filly Blanc is developing a cheeky yet adorable funny character. She makes a lot of funny faces and always seems very happy. She is very slowly maturing and until she grows out of this “unfurnished” state she won’t be entering the show ring anytime soon……

Ben….we adore Ben. Such a sweet kind colt yet quite insecure. He should mature over 16hh, therefore it’s going to take time for him to fill out but at the present moment in time, he’s looking rather well and conditioned.

   

Evee, after completing three years in the ring she now resides with the broodmares.  She is a very big strong mare,  with a leg in each corner. We aim to cover her with Blu later this year, planning on a black GAP 6 foal in 2018.

     

The main man…Reus. Full of character, highly intelligent, brave and very forward going since birth. I am looking forward to getting back on this boy! We finished riding him away as the nights drew in last year but hopefully we will find more time for him this year.

  

Our lovely PP, absolutely adorable in every way. In foal to Reus for an April colt? Let’s hope she passes on her LP gene because this boy will be for sale. Although if the sex scan was wrong, we would appreciate a non-characteristic filly!!!! Seriously, we only ever pray for healthy foals.

 

The best till last…Catori, a gorgeous horse inside and out. This mare understands me and our bond is strong. She’s current in foal, due April to Kiss My Finest Heart. This will be a full sibling to Reus and the late Easter. The suspense is unbearable as her sex scan proved 60% in favour of a colt, which will be for sale!

 

Foundations Appaloosas are very straight forward, Black & White……

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.

ALL NEGATIVE HERE AT REDHEART APPALOOSAS FOR THE 5-PANEL 

The Past Is Now The Future…..

PEYRES CATORI CAT

      

PRINCESSE PASCALE

  

HEVANS EV CATORRIUS / REDHEART CATORRIUS

   

REDHEART PASCALIUS

   

REDHEART ROYALE

 

REDHEART REGAL

   

DFR PATAHAS REDHEART

   

CARICKS REDHEART

     

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

Dam: LAMBRIGG DOLLAR GIRL

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

 

Pedigree’s and hypothetical mating’s…….

Redheart pedigree’s and hypothetical matings.

All Breed Database:

 

Broodmares:

PEYRES CATORI CAT

PRINCESSE PASCALE

REDHEART PASCALIUS

REDHEART REGAL

CARICKS REDHEART

Stallions:

HEVANS EV CATORRIUS / REDHEART CATORRIUS

REDHEART ROYALE

DFR PATAHAS REDHEART

2017 foals for sale

PRINCESSE PASCALE x HEVANS EV CATORRIUS

PEYRES CATORI CAT x KISS MY FINEST HEART

Hypothetical 2018 foals for sale

REDHEART PASCALIUS x DFR PATAHAS REDHEART *

CARICKS REDHEART x DFR PATAHAS REDHEART *

*Subject to Stallion Licensing