It is Monday, the show hangover is what I call it LOL
First show went well for Oreo, Prince, & Red. The judge, well, let's just say you pay for someones opinion when u enter that show ring, and unfortunately, you are at their mercy. So, if they don't know the structure and conformation for this breed, they just, well, pick more sporty types, or like color, or pick stallions with really poor behavior. So, I don't ever put merit on a show recored in breed shows. If someone wants to impress me with a horse, a breed show recored is not gonna do it. I saw a stallion this weekend go in a class, calm, almost asleep, then go back in for the championship round a completely different horse. He had a full erection and was trying to breed his handler and actually was walking on his hind legs as he was rearing and striking his handler. In this breed, I feel this should not be acceptable. Another reason I get so frustrated with the breed showing world! So, on that note, I don't really care how my horses do, as long as they are well behaved and give it there all. To me, that is a true champion!
Red placed last in her class of four as the judge did not like her being pregnant. At least she was out there. Prince was a rock star. I really had my doubts about this boy as his previous owner did no handling with him and he was a handful. But he has come so far and in such a short time. He was the most beautiful stallion there!! He placed in all his classes and some being large classes:)
Oreo did fair under saddle. I just really recently stepped up his training. I have been pretty slack with him the last year, but finally in the mode to get stuff done. So it has been really the last two months he has had any constancy. I am not happy at the spot he is in right now as it is the toughest part in his training, so, I am looking forward to keeping him going and getting him lighter in the bridle, working off his hind and lifting his shoulders. Patience grasshopper is what I have to tell myself. Take it slow and do it right:) This time next year we will be soaring!! He was a dream behavior wise! Never a wrong step. Never any bad behavior to anyone or any other horses. Just simple the best!! He's one in the million!
Up next is Feathered Horse Classic in Utah!!
Wow, it is hard to believe that foals are here! We could not be more pleased than we are with our three we have thus far. Pride was the first to foal a BAY filly by SD Gold Digger, we had bred her to Oreo, but Digger was an incredible jumper we found out and caught her just at the rite time LOL We are keeping this filly to run on for mum and hopefully retire her soon. Fab foaled a knockout colt!! I am tickled pink with him!! He is by Oreo and every bit as nice as him!! This strapping lad will be a heavy traditional boy and an asset for the person who wants to breed the traditional Gypsies and are not willing to compromise!! Sweetheart had an incredible HUGE filly! Oreo and Sweetheart defiantly hit it off with this filly. Sweetheart was sold in foal, I can't be happier for her new mum!! Next up is Dream, she is expecting an Oreo filly, fingers crossed! I plan on keeping this filly, but we shall see. With 9 total and only keeping 2 foals this year, it is gonna be hard. Who am I kidding, I need to keep one of the Mini Gypsy foals LOL so I just talked myself into three keepers :)
I put this page together to share our adventures of with our Gypsies as well as sharing tips on hair care, our feeding program, and any general helpful information to pass along.