And speaking of Gypsy Horses in the US, it really irks me these days, that many cross breed to Gypsies and ask more for the crossbreds, than many purebreds are priced today. Tells me that those who pay big prices for crossbred Gypsies, just have not done their homework. And those who breed and sell these crosses, count on the fact that the buyer will have not done their homework and still think all Gypsies are high priced, as they were ten years ago.
I see the same happening with Friesians, which seem to be a current fad breed.
And we've all seen some brightly coloured or interestingly coloured horses, selling for huge money, even though they are a conformation mess.