Excuse me, but I live in the states and over here they are rediculously overpriced. Having recently been in the market to buy a horse I've run across several ads for them. Not one was priced under 10,000. And nearly none of them had any training put on them.
I said I like the look of them. I've got a thing for short chunky horses anyway, but in my humble opinion, not quite worth the huge price tag. Again I am merely stating my opinion, which I have formed from personal experience. Sorry, but I don't see how this is "spounting off about which I know little". Posted via Mobile Device
Edit: oh and FYI, thug was a type-o my auto correct got me, it was supposed to be thing if that makes any difference
I cannot imagine where you have looked. There are many about for $3,000 up and sometimes less. Certainly one with training will be more. By comparison in numbers, more Gypsy Horse owners train and show their horses, than most other breeds in the US. Are there some overpriced? Of course. Just like in other breeds. We have been looking at quality Minis and the ones we like are priced well over what most ask for GHs. Several Minis in the last years, have sold for $25,000 up to $100,000. And that for a few which were over 25 years old. One was a 30 year old stallion. And Minis cannot even be ridden. I see Warmbloods and other breeds constantly, for enormous sums. Many are youngsters with no training.
It does always seem odd to me though, that people constantly pick on Gypsy Horses to grumble about price. I do see Gypsies which I consider to be overpriced, just as in any breed. Smart buyers will do their homework and not look at just those who seem to have enormous advertising budgets and ask a lot for their horses. They will find the small breeder with the same bloodlines and purchase at half the price.
Almost all of us train our horses to do something. They take to the saddle and cart pretty easily and Gypsies make solid jumpers. There are several now taking part in some rodeo events and even the Cowboy Race. For years before the breed was known in the US, the Germans have used them in dressage. Several top dressage Gypsies have found their way to the US from Germany.
I really must update this page, but it shows a few Gypsies and what their owners do with them. Question Most Often Asked