I am still learning the finer points of putting together a blog; BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MINI GYPSY HORSE FOR SALE you have come to the right place. Here at Bellbottom Farm, I’m always hoping to make things easier for people to find information, but I have simply stumbled in and practise learning by doing, so you must be patient with me if things are confusing at times. For instance, I am still sorting out “pages” from regular “posts”! And photo’s are always a challenge. Please note that photos if they are small size and individual on the page can be “clicked on” and it will bring up a bigger photo to study!
The menu links are mostly in the header, for example, but there are some posts that are only accessible thru clicking on the “categories” menu at right and choosing a topic.
I’m not quite sure why but it seems like the MARES will have to be accessed by listing the posts according to the “categories” choice to the right…use the drop down menu and choose the topic and it will bring up a page with a list of blog titles and you can click on the title to read the whole entry. In 2014 I will continue to try to update the mare information as foaling season gets close. A bit of the complication is not having good photos. I need to round up photo help soon. Thank you for your patience.
I am proud of the good start I have of blog entries under the HISTORY category, so use the drop down menu to easily access these. For instance, there are three stories about HORSE BRASS decorations, which is a bit hard to find information about.
The calendar at right has highlighted days you can click on to see what the topics of the day were. Just below the calendar is the link arrow button to move the display month to the next one. I have decided to make individual links for the stallions/prospects, and the mares will mostly be displayed through their youngstock; eventually hope to get more organized and easier to follow.
Today I would like to offer a look at some of the variations of grey color in good breeding stock in UK and Ireland. Karl Maher of Dublin Ireland has a young horse very pretty coming on as a two year old with heavy feather and a big mustache already…he is I believe what is called a non fading grey, or “blue” blagdon which I think will prove to be a colour shade related to the sabino white gene but it is not genetically verified yet…but certainly makes a beautiful pony! I have added an “appaloosa” or as they call them in the old country “spotties” and another amazing heavy feathered classic piebald (black and white pinto/tobiano pattern). Also in the following grouping is a few from Kilflynn Cobs of Tralee, Ireland:
So I am simply sharing some pictures from overseas on here to give people something to look at besides my stock here in USA. The above Irish ponies are probably not very closely related to mine, but I do admire their quality and look forward to seeing more Irish stock. I am always happy to try to connect people for instance inquiries on horses for sale.
A great place to start looking for what is available in UK and Ireland is thru the Coates family: http://www.gypsyhorses.co.uk/
Coates have a widely established wonderful reputation and they have given me permission to show a little series of photos here that they took of a pony a few years ago, a picture story about how a good horseman goes out to look for a new pony to buy:
Thank you for visiting and I hope that you are intrigued by the idea of this new breed of horse that is developing: The American Mini Gypsy. The gypsy cob breeders in UK/Ireland have also been working on this effort and already have some amazing little horses coming from their native stock. I am excited about the future of the miniature gypsy horse here in the USA! I welcome others to join in to this endeavor; together we will see a very amazing little horse in just a few years. In my foal crop from 2013 I have continued to be amazed at the excellent qualities I am getting coming together within only a few years since I first bought the little grade welsh Gyp mare from Pennsylvania, in foal to Toymakker; she gifted me with “QT” in 2006. But this year in 2013 I have seen my first 3/4 colt born out of a mare sired by Cold Fusion X mini mare, and this colt is sired by The Executive; he is a GORGEOUS little colt who will stay around ten hands…he will be very exciting to watch mature and looks like he will have substantial feather. My program is quickly evolving because I believe in the strength of outcrossing and not using just one stallion to build a herd. I believe in having superior quality mares and using the best stallion on them that I can find. I feel that I am being rewarded quite well so far. Please enjoy reading my blog….