Knowing your roots…….

 

When choosing the blood line of any Stallion it is always a good idea to know the history!

Kiss My Finest Heart as an endurance Stallion is wonderful and all that “goes” with him as the father of my present youngstock.  What stands behind him is his Sire Eagles ThundernToby, a resident stallion of Deanna Brown at www.thunderntobyranch.com.

It was some time ago when I contacted Deanna to give her the news of Thunders three grandchildren her in the UK. Today I received the most encouraging letter along with a few pictures of Hevans EV Catorrius, Hevans EV Pascalius and Hevans EV Cateasters Grandfather!

I hope you appreciate their website as much as I have. Thunder is a horse that has a beautiful story behind his accomplishments! I have listed his achievements below these photos.

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Eagles Thundern Toby’s Achievements:

  • 2006 ApHC Bronze Medallion in Distance with 355 miles.
  • 2006 ApHC Register of Merit in Distance
  • 2006 Sixth place in AERC Central Region.
  • 2006 8th place in Palmyra, WI at the ApHC National Championship 50 mile Endurance ride. The only stallion to compete.
  • 2006 High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders
  • 2006 High mileage Novice Horse – Colorado Ranger Horse.
  • 2006 Jo Ann Tate Memorial Annual Achievement Award for High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders.
  • 2006 Colorado Ranger Horse Association Novice Endurance Horse- Bill Wicklund, Rider.
  • 2007 First year working cattle: World Championship Appaloosa Horse show Timed Roping Finalist
  • 2007 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Second Place, Cattle.
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2007 Vol 61, No. 8, Page 48, Distance Article
  • 2008 ApHC World Show, Paul Tiernery rider on 2008 World Championship events:
  • Third in Open Senior Judged Heeling. Year end Finalist.
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Sixth in Open Senior Judged Heading
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Fourth in Open Heading and Heeling.
  • 2008 First in the Nation in Steer Daubing.
  • 2008 Year end high point. ApHC Silver Medallion
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. High Point in cattle
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Seventh overall High Point Timed Roping Champion
  • 2008 FOUR ApHC Register of Merits
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Supreme Champion
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2008 Vol 62, No. 8, Page 90, On a Loose Rein.

The blood line continues at Redheart Appaloosas……

Confirmed…….

 

 A quick trip to Three Counties Equine Hospital LLP this evening proved to be great news!

Princesse Pascale has successfully conceived as the scan image shows the embryo (gestational sac) at 15 days post ovulation.

 

By RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain Out of Princesse Pascale

By RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain
Out of Princesse Pascale

PP lost her pregnancy last year, so I will try not to get too excited.

We will confirm her pregnancy is maintained with another scan later in June.

Every thing crossed!

Stepping out……

 After a few days bonding in the confinement of a stable, it was time for Catori & Easter to stretch their legs and allow Catori time to graze. The purchase of a corral ensured no galloping but an area large enough for the mare and foal to be turned for a few hours.Easter's 1st day out 0

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Peyres Catori Cat & Hevans EV Cateaster, first day out!

After a few circuits of the corral, Catori took a deep sigh and put her head down to eat, which was a relief for Easter who was exhausted mentally and pysically by her mother’s actions….

Once Easter is strong enough they will be introduced to Princesse Pascale and Hevans EV Pascalius in the big field.

Mother Nature is wonderful……

The birth of my third Appaloosa!

After nights of foal watching, Peyres Catori Cat finally got down to it! At 8pm Catori was looking extremely uncomfortable just as my children were going to bed….What an excuse to stay up late!

By 9pm two brown feet, followed by a brown head appeared and within seconds a white body surprised us all!

Hevans EV Cateaster shortly after birth

Later we quietly walked to the stable to meet Easter, delighted to say it was a filly, just what I “ORDERED”.

After a thorough examination, “hand printing” session we ensured nursing was achieved before checking the placenta.

Easter's Placenta

Easter’s healthy, intact placenta.

HEVANS EV CATEASTER

Leaving them to bond and put the children to bed…..

She will have a family home for life and the best possible chance of a showing career before becoming a proven quality mother herself!

On this day we also celebrated the birth of Evee, she is one year’s old today!