2016 Foals Expected!

We used our mini gypsy development studs for herd sires starting in 2015.

Bellbottom July Sparkler 34″ tall sired by Wyatt an 11.3 hand tall purebred gypsy cob; and
Bellbottom Tuppenny Horse, ten hands tall 3/4 gypsy (mom is Hapenny) and sired by The Executive.

Look up their videos on my Chevreherd account on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/chevreherd

Mares at Chevreherd and expected foal dates:

Hapenny (1/2 sired by Cold Fusion), black bred to homozygous black pinto The Executive, due in March 2016
Dolly (1/2 sired by Toymakker), piebald x piebald Tuppenny due end of March
Sisters (1/2 by Cold Fusion) Angelica and Sera, piebald x piebald Tuppenny–April
BonBon, piebald x bay Sparky due April
Belladonna Cat Burglar (chestnut pinto x black pinto Tuppenny due May
Bandera Athenry, piebald x piebald Tuppenny due May
Stardust (1/2 by Wyatt) silver blanket appy x Tuppenny due June
Two AMHR mares one cremello and one silver dapple, due June by Tuppenny
Bellbottom M&M 3/4 (sire Executive mom QT by Toymakker) possibly in foal to bay pinto Wyatt son for late summer 2016
Bellbottom Cobbled Blossom 3/4 (Wyatt x Rosie by Cold Fusion) Bay x Blue pinto Tiny (1/2–sire Executive) – possibly in foal

Gentle Family Pony

 

Bellbottom Farm is invested in the process of creating a new breed of miniature horse; a truly miniature gypsy horse that reflects the wonderful qualities of the full size wagon horse; sweet and gentle temperament—these horses want to interact with humans!  Beauty that is taken for granted….Intelligence that is so forgiving.  It makes them the perfect family horse.  Strong sturdy build that is also athletic.  Totally balanced animal inside and out.  The dream is possible!

Choosing a purely Cob Pony

Decided to take some photos today, it has been raining fairly often this past week and the horses have nothing but mud in their feed area, thankfully the cement lot is there to feed them treats!  They were sorely disappointed I did not offer anything tasty but only took pictures.  Remember, you can click on a photo to bring up the big size for viewing.

The big riding horses come first for attention but in the series of photos I want you to end up focusing on the cob ponies.  Everything under 14 hands is nothing but cob breeding….two black mares, weanling filly you can’t see much of, and two 2 year olds under 12 hands.

Which one appeals to you the most?

Proper Cob Enviable Colt Available

Our purebred gypsy vanner baby this year is a top quality specimen for sure.  He is now three months old and thinks he is the cat’s meow himself, thank you very much!  He hangs with our 12 hand tall half gypsy pony, QT (Quite The Pony) and apparently is tolerated to an amazing degree; he looks very bossy at times with her and with our very nice half gypsy, half mini colt, Lil’ Lex.  But never fear,  we have found they soon settle down after this stage and age and become calmer and very sensible like a gypsy horse is supposed to be, and are easy to handle weanlings.

proper cob, dressage quality

Truffles' 2011 colt likes to hang with "QT" and "Lil' Lex" and mom

 
Update 2-25-2012:
 
“Cool Rush” is getting bigger and more beautiful as he grows.  He went to a couple of gypsy horse shows in the fall here in the midwest, Indiana and Iowa, and did very well.  We are proud to offer him to a discriminating buyer.
 
gypsy horse colt

Growing well, he's a high quality colt.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
gypsy horse

He's sure to have a winning mustache as he matures; not all yearlings get mustaches!

Hello and welcome

Wow, I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a real blog!  It has seemed to be so intimidating for me to take this on even tho I have admired others who have had their blogs going on for a few years now.

But when I attended the recent AgChat seminar I made the commitment to become a blogger as a means to communicate with others who might be interested in agriculture issues or my family’s life on our farm; so here goes!

By the way, I want to give thanks to some people involved with the recent AgChat seminar.  There are so many but of course I need to start out with Jan Hoadley (SlowMoneyFarm.com), who made sure I got there;  Mike Haley, Ray Prock (raylindairy.wordpress.com), Jeff Howle (commonsenseagriculture.com), Drew Bender, Darin Grimm (AgChat.org), JohnLindsey Blue (Trufflemedia.com),  Michele Payn Knoper, Katie Pinkie (pinkepost.blogspot.com), Amy Sipes (www.johnscustommeats.com), Janic e Person (feedstuffsfoodlink.com), Ryan Goodman (agricultureproud.com) and Kathy McComb Swift.  I apologize to those whom I did not find your link information quickly…hopefully I can become more smooth and thorough as I work thru learning blogging!

I did want to thank Katie Pinke especially for a wonderful jar of honey from her area of the country!  Go check out her blog!

and a couple others who shared in their blogs after the Agchat 2011 event:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Foregongreen.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F08%2F29%2Fusing-north-dakota-honey-in-portlandia%2F&h=dAQCLwkO2AQDtOqFBQpABr4umlPbyReT3kOUO1TUVwM6thw

This is a great blog piece about conference as well:

http://sustainablewoodmark.com/2011/08/agchat-conference/