I am proud to stand at stud KISS MY FINEST HEART - The first 100% Foundation Pedigree Designated, & Registered as such, Appaloosa Stallion in Spain. (With two colts now on the ground he is not the ONLY FPD stallion on the Iberian Peninsula)
Negative EVA and CEM, Heart also has NO PSSM lines in his genealogy and genetic testing has proven him negative for both this and HYPP. Heart does not carry the grey gene and is heterozygous for the Leopard gene (LP/lp).
You may have seen us on the TV. Being such a rare horse around Spain, Heart has become quite the TV Star, appearing on Canal Sur programs A Caballo, Todo Deporte and Tierra y Mar.
Only frozen semen is now available and we are limiting it to true Appaloosa mares. There are only around 1,000 registered Foundation Appaloosa´s in the whole world. We need to do our small part to assure the continued existence of this great, versatile, intelligent breed. And who better to do so with than Heart - correct of body and mind, he is all this and more.
You could not wish for a finer, more well mannered stud than Heart. Not only a true gentleman, he passes on the conformation, strength and agility for which his breed is renowned. Tracing back to the Sundance F-500, of which he won FOAL OF THE YEAR 2004, five times to the Ghost Wind Stallion (hence the name of our yard) and right back to the Godolphin Arabian, Heart has all one would want to pass on to future generations.
For those not in the know, every winning racing yard in England has blood lines that trace back to the Godolphin Barb, as he was also known, born in 1724. Yes, I can actually trace Hearts pedigree back nearly 300 years! This is a top pedigree that includes Chief Chelsea, War Horse and bloodlines from the Sam Fisher herd. On the arabian side Hearts ancestry also includes the CMK mare Bint Bint Nura who won many championships in Crystal Palace, UK and Ferdin, a stallion owned by the Kelloggs family who sired many great get and himself won many prizes in the show ring in Los Angeles. Heart came to me from a small family run ranch in Texas, where quality over quantity is the breeding motto. His sire, Eagles Thunderntoby, is not only stunning but competes at national level in various disciplines. You can learn more about Thunder, a Silver Medallion winner, via his page. Hearts sire Heart is very true to his breed. Read all about the Foundation Appaloosa and discover more about the beguiling character of Heart. The future sire of your spotted baby horse maybe! But not any old spots - a True Foundation Appaloosa. When an Appaloosa enters your life it will steal your heart for all of your life.
This will give you just a small idea why I am so dedicated to this breed. Having waited a long time to make their true acquaintance
I always wear a helmet for riding and this photo was very much a one-off session. I am a strong supporter of riders4helmets
Both barefoot and bitless Heart began his Endurance career at age 5. After only three competitions he qualified to national level. At the end of his first year in competition Heart consistently improved his times, his speed through the vet gate and his condition levels. No iron on his feet or in his mouth he is a gentleman, able to behave correctly in any and every circumstance and, healthy and happily doing so. His resting heart rate is just 20 bpm.
Only serious parties, with qualifying healthy mares please enquire.
Frozen semen is available anywhere in Europe - terms apply
We are devastated to write that the filly Red Heart Cateaster, passed to colic on November 13th, 2015. Having won many titles in her very short life, including supreme champions and an International title, this is a sad loss to the Foundation Appaloosa Breed, but more importantly it is a heartbreak for her breeder Paula Cooper, and for all of us here at Espiritu del Viento. Paula you know you and your family are always in our hearts X http://horse-livery-spain.weebly.com/horse-blog/colic-never-an-easy-subject