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post #71 of 90 Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 PM
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There is a lot of snobbery among the horsey set in England. Gypsy people in the UK have different ways with their horses, not always good and tend to keep themselves very isolated from 'town people'. There is very little trust and they have a reputation for ripping 'townies' off. I would say that a few spoil it for the majority. You can pick a Gypsy Vanner up very cheaply in the UK - about £50 if you get a Gypsy on the right day. However, you can also be sold a real problem horse. I am sad to say that Gypsy horses are looked down upon in the UK. Some of these horses are stunning! They are obviously popular in the USA which is why breeders command high prices. You can pick up a beautiful horse in Ireland for around £300. If you add this to the price of export and it comes to less than your USA counterparts are asking then go to Ireland. The Irish breed the best horses in the world - and no, I'm not Irish. LOL
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The Irish know two things really well; horses and booze! I'm of Irish descent so that's not an insult, just an observation.
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There is a lot of snobbery among the horsey set in England. Gypsy people in the UK have different ways with their horses, not always good and tend to keep themselves very isolated from 'town people'. There is very little trust and they have a reputation for ripping 'townies' off. I would say that a few spoil it for the majority. You can pick a Gypsy Vanner up very cheaply in the UK - about £50 if you get a Gypsy on the right day. However, you can also be sold a real problem horse. I am sad to say that Gypsy horses are looked down upon in the UK. Some of these horses are stunning! They are obviously popular in the USA which is why breeders command high prices. You can pick up a beautiful horse in Ireland for around £300. If you add this to the price of export and it comes to less than your USA counterparts are asking then go to Ireland. The Irish breed the best horses in the world - and no, I'm not Irish. LOL
Quite agreed. I don't think we call them "gypsy" much either and the gypsy (real ones) part of it is really very small, they are just coloured cobs and very common with far too many poor animals being produced. Some are lovely though.

I think the import costs and regulations might make picking a cheap one up in Ireland prohibitive. Irish do produce amazing horses though
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post #74 of 90 Old 11-02-2012, 03:06 PM
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I didn't liked Gypsy Cobs before meeting one for real. They weren't my kind of horse, to stocky and feathered for my liking. But after meeting one I became very attracted by their wonderful personalities and disposition. I've never seen a horse more laid back and well tempered before.

It's not my horse but I would love to own him. He came to us as a 3 year old stallion, green broke to saddle. I was expecting to see a strong horse with study behavior. But he was very people oriented, very curios, laid back and willing to do whatever you asked for him. You could and still can walk him with a leash around his neck near any other horse you want without having a problem. He doesn't even turn his head to the other horses when you're leading him. He is a wonderful horse for beginner to learn on him, it's a great trail horse single or with other horses, child safe as can be. And another great thing about them is that they are extremely easy keepers. You can feed them only hay and they will still be chubby.

I don't know a thing about his quality, I bought him for my employee with 5500 Euro from France. He was originally from England though. He is from this stallion Lloyds | Kent Gypsy Horses . Luckily he is bigger than his father standing around 14,2 hands.

The price for Gypsies is indeed bigger but if you really want one I'm sure that you will never regret buying it. They are extremely versatile. I've seen lately Gypsies in England start at 900 - 1000 £ . The same happening to Frisians.

Here photos with Rafael just because a thread with photos looks more attractive

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post #75 of 90 Old 11-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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I love your photos ****edevans!

My poor filly's feather has been gnawed off after moving from a humid to a very dry climate.

life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self
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post #76 of 90 Old 11-02-2012, 05:09 PM
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These horses are just so romatic looking. Absolutely lovely!
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Love Mr. Rafael, ****edEvans. I know Lloyds very well. He has put out some very nice offspring. Several are in the US.

Are you an 'Evans'?? All my Welsh side are Evans. Most of my rellies still in Wales.

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Love Mr. Rafael, ****edEvans. I know Lloyds very well. He has put out some very nice offspring. Several are in the US.

Are you an 'Evans'?? All my Welsh side are Evans. Most of my rellies still in Wales.

Lizzie
When I choose him for my employee I had no idea of Gypsies so I didn't knew if his price was correct or not. I thought that the seller knows better witch is not usually a great decision. But I was lucky enough to choose a very nice horse with wonderful temperament. So the price was correct for him, I would advice someone to pay the same for him if I would need to choose a second time. Lloyds seems to be a very nice stallion judging by the way he is put together. I don't remember Rafael's dam though and the paper are at his owner. I was curios to find more about his breeding.

No, I'm not an Evans, it's just a nickname. I am Romanian so we have different names around here. Evans was just easy to pronounce when speaking with English people so I choose it .

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Here is a pic of my boy at about 3 and a half months, he is almost six months now. He'll be going to his first show next week.

The reason I chose a gypsy was for their temperament. Now, I know like in any breed not all are the same and should be judged on an individual basis, but he is everything I wanted when it came to looks and personality, he has a solid pedigree or nice one and he didn't cost an outrageous bill.

I hope to dressage with him someday! Indigo's Royal knight is our role model for that
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post #80 of 90 Old 11-09-2012, 11:23 AM
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I hope to dressage with him someday! Indigo's Royal knight is our role model for that
I have met that horse and he is FABULOUS!!! And so is their other stock. I fell in absolute LOVE with one of their filly's. Too bad I can't afford them! LOL And Terri is great people too. Real down to earth.


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