Gypsy is one of those horses that captures your breath when she is really working. I had the pleasure of watching her being worked the other day by a prospective buyer/trainer and thought twice about selling her. She has been with us for 3 years and prior to that was with her last family for 4 years. She was a trail horse first, ridden by a older man all over the US on many different terrains. She was also getting started in dressage training with the wife prior to us purchasing her.... (read more) She's about 16.1 and nice mare in conformation, mane and tail to die for, and those flashy socks with classic minimal tobiano markings here and there. We were told she's a quarter horse/shire x: I would say she's a liver chestnut or perhaps even Bay as her mane/tail are black and her legs draw to black before the socks come. She does hold some feathering year round along her fetlock which seems to support the draft horse cross. She neck and direct reigns, has a trot and canter that really can't be beat in smooth grace. We have 9 months of full time dressage training in her, but it's been almost a year since I've really worked it since moving, surgery for me etc. Since May she's being ridden twice a week to keep her under saddle and to reiterate her training. I think she's for a more confidant rider as she does draw from the rider and will do what is asked of her. If the rider is not sure of themselves or their ability, she may try to head back home or pick her own path on the trail. We have not spent much time putting small kids on her, and I don't think she's for the rider that is out for a leisurely afternoon trail ride every couple of years. The rider should know how to ride and provide her with guidance as she's a willing listener, but she does tolerate inexperience too. She's sound, easy keeper, no bad habits aside from some days can be a little hard to catch, some grain and she'll walk right to the halter. She minds the fence, is in the middle of the herd as far as pecking order and she'll ride out alone or in a group and is okay with most any placement in the line. Our kids are 6,8 and 11 and are constantly around the horses and she seems to like them. We feel she's very safe in general. Clips, ties, stands, trailers very nice. Good for the vet (she's owned by one!... and nurse before that) She's UTD on vaccines, coggins, had power float in may, routine bloodwork panel and was just trimmed. We do shoe her if there is to be a lot of rough terrain riding, but right now she's on cushy grass pasture so we haven't shod her this year yet. Serious inquiries only, we are firm on price, however if party is interested in Reggie too (her pasture/riding partner for past 7 years) we would be open to discussions. See Reggie's ad here too. We are selling her because we have moved, and they are on some property we own. It's become a lot of work heading out 2 times a day to feed, check on and in general just keep them company. It will be some time until we are able to build and be with the horses full time and feel it's the right decision for them and us at this point in our lives. See YouTube videos: "Gypsy 9yr mare 4 sale" and "Gypsy 9 yr mare great show prospect 4sale".
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