TINY COLT

Tiny on the right side with our other wonderful miniature horse mares who are expected to foal beautiful half gypsy babies in 2013, a couple sired by The Executive and a couple sired by Wyatt.

Tiny on the right side with our other wonderful miniature horse mares who are expected to foal beautiful half gypsy babies in 2013, a couple sired by The Executive and a couple sired by Wyatt. His momma is behind the buckskin to the left of Tiny in this photo, and in other pictures below she is standing to the right side of him. During 2012 we acquired a few other mini mares who are not expecting gypsy babies for 2013 but the plan is that they will bring new fun colors into our breeding program, along with the small size and good quality conformation.

This colt was born May 24, 2012 out of my favorite miniature horse mare, April, who is also the mom to Lil Lex (sired by Lex).  Tiny was sired by The Executive, which makes him a grandson of the famous Producer stallion!  I think he will not mature over 9 hands tall!  Very much a rare cob pony!

UPDATE:  TINY IS NOW IN MAINE WITH IVY>>>NOVEMBER 2013

He is a very fun option for anyone wanting to dip their feet in the water and acquire one of the earliest and smallest miniature gypsy horses!  However, I am hoping someone will see his extremely high value as a stallion prospect to breed to their smaller gypsy mares and will join with me in the effort to work alongside the breeders in UK/Ireland in developing a truly miniature gypsy horse for the future, fully feathered and reflecting all the outstanding qualities of the beautiful wagon horses developed by the gypsy breeders!  I am pricing him at $3000 as a yearling.

I added a pic from 6-14-12 (in the group of photos first attached to this page)  where we put a stick to him to measure him, which we neglected to do as a newborn; I would imagine he was at least an inch taller than he was at birth.  On 6-14-12 he was 27″ tall.  I will have to remember to measure him on August 24th and compare his height to the chart here and see if he is still on track….

http://www.spotsnstripes.com/MiniatureHorseHeightEstimationChart.htm

Update 7-7-12:  a couple new photos

Update 7-31-12 new photos just casual, two months old

Update three months old:  30 inches tall!

Update photo 2-15-2013 and about 32 inches tall!  He has also developed a nice amount of feather this winter, is very wooley looking with an amount of hair around his feet about halfway well represented between his mom and dad!  I am very pleased with this little miracle!

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17 Responses to TINY COLT

  1. Yzoldowl says:

    I guess this is set up for high-speed users only. All I see is a little circle with a letter ‘W’ in it surrounded by a series of bars chasing themselves around the circle.

  2. sharon willman says:

    Your baby is very beautiful but I don’t see any of the feathering on its ankles ..such as the gypsy’s have will it grow them in time???

    • minigypsy1 says:

      Yes he is a bit of a mystery as to feather yet, I can’t guarantee anything. Why he is not showing the feather than his older brother by a different sire showed as a newborn…Lil Lex has a great amount of feather from the same mom. And the 3/4 babies this year sired by the father to this tiny colt, have much better than expected feather by me as newborns. That is why I state that the feather factor is elusive. It could be such a thing as well that this colt could wait for maturity to show the typical amount of feather I have gotten in my babies so far, being half gypsy. This is the first crop of babies from The Executive so we are still learning things.

  3. minigypsy1 says:

    He DOES have a line of feather hair that runs from his fetlock down to the ground, you can just see it in the photos….

  4. minigypsy1 says:

    You should not expect any half gypsy baby to show the amount of feather as a newborn that a full gypsy would have. Even full gypsy babies often do not show a ton of feather, however, it should be noted. The valuable thing about this boy is that he is well conformed and strong, with good bone and he will make just a wonderful pony of the yard tall size, with verified gypsy parentage.

  5. minigypsy1 says:

    The time when people will be able to buy well feathered 36″ miniature gypsies for $1000 is WAY in the future….when they will become quite common. It is unreasonable to expect a ton of feather in a first generation cross.

  6. Amie Ebert says:

    What a cutie! He kind of looks like my foundation American shetland ponies :)

  7. Lisa says:

    I was trying to find out if he was still available? And want to know more about him?
    Thanks

  8. minigypsy1 says:

    Hi, Tiny is maturing well, staying Tiny. I don’t expect him to mature over 9 hands. He will be a very cute guy with good bone and proportion for his size. He has an adorable dishy head and just overall very well proportioned, which is to be expected with his very nice mamma and excellently built daddy. He is bright natured, curious and smart. He is not dull headed at all, he will be a very showy little colt.

  9. minigypsy1 says:

    my email is chevreherd@hotmail.com and phone 309-594-2318

  10. Doris says:

    Gosh! Our Irish Wolfhounds are taller. He sure is a cutie. My daughter cared for a farm with Miniature Horses and oh, they stories she’d tell me. : )

  11. Ivy Rasco says:

    Tiny is doing well in Maine and starting his driving training. He is smart and brave.

  12. minigypsy1 says:

    Thank you very much, Ivy, for this update on our lovely little Tiny colt! I’m so glad he is out there with you enjoying the attention of neighbor children and your horse loving friends!

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