Wa-Full Koalah’s Silver Fluff – (Wa-Full Koalah’s Spring x Wa-Full Prince Feather Babe) – ASPC #146383A , PtHA # 113907Y. 1998 Silver Dapple Tobiano shetland mare. Color tested – EE, aa, nZ, Tt. Homozygous black, no agouti, single silver, single tobiano. Negative for Sabino (SB1). 43″ tall (10.3 hh).
DNA on file – ASPC & University of Kentucky.
“Koalah” was purchased from Luwanna Day of Double Day Miniatures arriving at LP Painted Ponys on 21 September 2009.
I had seen pictures of Koalah, she was related to our stallion and I wanted to bring those bloodlines back in AND she was supposed to be only 38″ tall (double registered as a Miniature Horse). So when we put together our trip to the Mid-West to pick up a load of ponies, Koalah’s shipping from Utah to Iowa was added and in September 2009 she came home. When loading her into the trailer, she seemed huge – but it was hard to compare when I was in an unfamiliar trailer and the others weren’t cooperative. SURPRISE – at home she was 5″ taller (& equally broader with more substance) than the mare she was purchased to match and drive with.
No matter – I’d fallen in love with her already. She did learn to drive – single, pair with different partners and multiple hitches. She also was previously used as a lead line pony and it didn’t take long before she could be ridden by herself off line.
She came bred and produced a solid colored colt for us. Paired with “Iggy”, we have 3 silver tobiano daughters to continue on with. Sadly, we lost an awesome filly by “Wizard” in the fall of 2015 but hopefully we will have another. We plan on breeding her to “Echo” for a future foal.
Koalah’s Photo Album
1998 Shetland mare