STALLIONS AT STUD
TOTEM FANTASTIC WAP (IMP.BEGLIUM)
Owned by Ruth Leisegang, kindly on lease to Lulus Appaloosa Stud
Owned by Lulus Appaloosa Stud
Last updated: 11 AUGUST 2016
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Situated just outside Moorreesburg, Western Cape, along the banks of the Great Berg River is where you’ll find Lulus Appaloosa Stud.
The Stud is owned and run by myself, Mandy and my dear husband, Kobus. After years of searching for a horse that could withstand our extreme temperatures as well as rough and rocky terrain, we fell in love with the Appaloosa Breed after visiting the Shaman Appaloosa Stud in Clanwilliam.
We acquired our first two Appaloosa’s in 2005, thus our first crop arrived in 2006, all with colour and the typical docile temperament of the Appaloosa. From then on, we caught a serious bout of “Appaloosa Fever” and it was all systems go, dragging my poor husband across the country side, purchasing from various breeders and an array of different bloodlines. One can never get too much of a good thing.
Although we do not keep a lot of Appaloosa’s, we are continuously striving towards better bloodlines, breeding stock and only the best conformation and dispositions. By keeping the stud and amount of foals born annually low, we can breed selectively and not flood the market with unwanted horses as so many breeders do.
All our horses are fed throughout the year to maintain good condition and to keep our mares in tip-top shape for the growing foals in their bellies. Extra supplements are fed during out dry summer months. During the winter months, the horses are grazed on a variety of grasses, including oats and medics.
Our mares are stabled during the winter months at night and in the summer, because of extreme heat conditions, stay in the stables during the day and go out in the late afternoons. Our mares are attended to regularly by our local vet, to ensure that pregnancies are going well and are also checked for possible twins.
Foaling at Lulus is an exciting event, not only for Kobus and I, but the whole family. All foaling is supervised by ourselves with the vet on standby, should there be any complications.
Our foals are handled just after birth, taught to pick up their little hooves, stand, lead and are de-wormed on a regular basis to ensure they get the best start to their lives as well as being healthy and growing to their full potential.
OUR BREEDING CRITERIA
All studs have a basic ‘breeding criteria” for their broodmares and stallions, our stud is no different. Our very first and most important point when selecting stock is the animals’ conformation. Our next point is temperament, then pedigree and lastly their colour.
Breeding of any animal is not just throwing the male with the female and awaiting the resulting progeny. We do intensive research of each individual mare to make sure that she is not only compatible with the stallion, but that the resulting foal will be an improvement to both sire and dam.
All horses owned, purchased or bred at Lulus Appaloosa Stud are Studbook Propers (F4), meaning that they are purebred Appaloosas. WE DO NOT OUT CROSS TO ANY OTHER BREED.
All our horses and foals are registered with the Appaloosa Horse Breeders Society of South Africa (AHBSSA) and SA Studbook.
ALL OUR STOCK IS NEGATIVE FOR PSSM 1.
AIMS AND GOALS
Our aim at Lulus is to produce SUPERIOR foals that can and will excel in all disaplines, for children to adults in the show ring and out. Another of our aims is to promote the breed, thus we are open for any questions you have about our horses and the Appaloosa Breed in general.
Our goal, although long term, is to eventually breed solely from our own home-bred stock. We have successfully bred with one of our homebred stallions, namely Lulus Tiger's Eye and currently have 3 replacement homebred fillies who display all the correct attributes that we seek in our breeding stock…
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed visiting our New and Improved website. Please remember that we are updating the information on a regular basis to come back and visit soon.
If you would like to add a link for your website, contact us anytime, and we'll gladly add it.
Visitors are always welcome, should you wish to set up an appointment to view the animals, kindly contact Mandy 082 398 5400 or email direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Registered Breeding Member's of:
SA Studbook - 0568671 ALH
Appaloosa Horse Breeders Society of South Africa: 263