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Birth Announcement!

Luna the spotted draft mare delivered a spirited, strapping colt in the wee hours of the morning.  Both mama and baby are doing great!

The colt’s daddy is Jack Flash, a Gypsy cob stallion imported from the UK. This particular cross gave a 2% chance of producing a chestnut tobiano, yet that describes him!  He looks like a miniature war horse with a perfect chanfron-shaped blaze. The foal will be registered as a Gypsy Sport Horse.

We are tossing around name ideas, playing with baby and doting on mama,  We look forward to a future full of adventures in trail riding, medieval reenacting, dressage, eventing, and just horsing around. It all begins with a natural horsemanship foundation!

We wish you all a Happy April Foals Day!

newborn gypsy sport horse foal

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War Horse Foal- Birth Announcement!

gypsy sport horse colt

We are so excited to announce the birth of our newest war horse! Luna the spotted draft/ Shire mare delivered a spirited, strapping colt to welcome in April Fools Day. Both mama and baby are doing great!

The colt’s sire is Jack Flash, a Gypsy cob stallion imported from the UK.  The foal will be registered as a Gypsy Sport Horse.  He is a rare chestnut tobiano, and sports a perfect chanfron-shaped blaze!  We are not sure what color his eyes will end up.

We are tossing around name ideas, playing with baby and doting on mama, We look forward to a future full of adventures in trail riding, medieval reenacting, dressage, eventing, and just horsing around.

We wish you all a Happy April Foals Day!

 

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Foal Announcement

Happy April Foals Day!  Luna the mystery mare gave birth to a strapping colt in the wee hours of the morning. Mama and baby are hale and hearty.

The colt is a Gypsy Sport Horse by Jack Flash, a registered tri-color stallion inported from the UK.  He is a beautiful chestnut tobiano color with a chanfron-shaped blaze (the chanfron is the face armor used by medieval knights on their horses).  He already needs to crouch to nurse.  He’s gonna be a tank!

We look forward to a fun future of trail riding, medieval reenacting, dressage, eventing, fox chasing and adventuring, based on a natural horsemanship foundation.

Welcome to the world, wee little colt!

newborn gypsy sport horse colt

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Preventing Scratches

Friesians, though sparsely feathered compared with other breeds such as Shires, Clydes or Gypsies, are nontheless prone to getting “scratches” during rainy spells. MTG is out favorite, if fragrant, remedy. We love this recipe as it replicates the use of oil and sulphur:

Preventing Scratches

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Welcome Luna

Luna and her soon-to-be-born Gypsy Sport Horse foal joined our family on winter solstice this year.

Luna Spotted Draft in foal to Gypsy Cob Stallion Jack FLash

Luna Spotted Draft in foal to Gypsy Stallion Jack Flash

Luna had been through four owners since April, through no fault of her own. Luna is a 4 year-old Spotted Draft mare, small despite her Shire blood. She’s sweet, sound and healthy, like so many equine victims of today’s economy.  A foreclosure loomed large in Luna’s recent past, as well as a cancer situation.  She was huge with foal and facing uncertainty with her now-trademark Mona Lisa smile.

We needed another horse like a fish needs a bicycle but Luna needed a safe place to foal.  As has become our mantra during this challenging season in our country, it’s not about what we need but about what needs us.

The sire of Luna’s baby is Jack Flash, a registered Gypsy Cob stallion imported from the UK.  (His owner took the original picture at their Dakota Winds Ranch, and Susan Gallien at Blue Moon Gypsies worked her magic to photoshop the wire fence out of the foreground.)

Jack Flash Gypsy Stallion

Both Luna and the foal will go through our foundational program in classical dressage and natural horsemanship before they specialize.  I can see Luna as a great little all-around mare- fox chasing, local shows and events, dressage… and of course donning garb for medieval reenactments.

Right now it matters not if we are just the open door to their happily-ever-after home.  Luna is happily munching hay on this blustery winter day, Mona Lisa smile keeping her foaling time secret, watched over by people who love her.

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