Traditional Gypsy Horses, Foundation Type at it's best within their Breeding!
Such beautiful temperaments and gentle moms...
(Our Bijoux when she was first imported, shown with her first colt by Chris Boothe's Stallion. Picture courtesy of Desert Jewel)
(Our Cinderella as a wee foal in the above picture)
A Bit of information on Gypsy Horses ~
Gypsy Horses have been bred by the Gypsy Families, the Traveling folk in the United Kingdom for a particular "type" for generations. When you hear people refer to a "Traditional Gypsy Horse" they mean their horses have the build, temperament and hair they originally bred for and they are true to type, reproducing the same type consistently. This horse evolved from many generations of selective breeding by the true Gypsy breeders and Romany folk. This horse is strong, baroque, sensible, docile and gentle. They are one of the most loyal horses being incredibly hard working as well as beautiful equines. They exhibit the heavy feather on their legs, long flowing thick manes, lush long tails and forelocks so long to the end of their noses. They come in many colors and patterns, the black/white tobiano pattern became the most popular but other colors/patterns are coming back and are highly prized by those that desire more coat colors. We personally are most taken with black/white aka Piebald:) This is our homozygous Stallion, Imported as a weanling, our "Duke" shown below, isn't he maturing just lovely:)
These horses are magical to look at and watch...like something in a dream...being in their presence is one of life's most beautiful moments are they inspire confidence and beauty. Very few ever exhibit a bad disposition and would have been culled for breeding purposes by their breeders for generations. The trust and mutual affection between these horses and their owners in indeed on of lifes most precious experiences! We are thrilled to have added Gypsy Horses to our lives and we know you will be too. Ride and Drive horses for the whole family as part of the family, we welcome you to share in a dream come true...
Do not let those fool you by the talks that the Gypsy Horses are different, that the name or registry makes the difference. Do your homework, check out the bloodlines and background of these horses and you will find that it is true, they are all the same Gypsy horse descending from the same foundation bloodlines and Imported from the same original Gypsy Horse breeders.
Like within any breed, there are those that strive to have and produce quality horses and those that may get their hands on some that don't reproduce themselves and of lesser quality. We here at RWF strive for quality all around, from head to tail to hoof with known traditional bloodlines and/or from well known Gypsy Breeders across the pond with quality stock, our first Gypsy's were imported directly from England and we could not be more thrilled with all of them.
(One of our first Imports above in February 2005, now known as Gypsy Wind and our lovely Emma's dam)
Here at Running Wind Farms, we have done our homework, we have researched the bloodlines and have collected top quality Gypsy Horses to ensure in our program that we will best serve all of you by producing only the best to continue here in the States what the original breeders spent lifetimes successfully achieving. We wish to carry on their Legacy here in the States as they have blessed us with a phenomenal breed of horse! Many thanks to the Gypsies and their pride of their Horses we have come to know one of the sweetest, hairiest and most beautiful horse as the Gypsy and this horse has captivated our hearts!
Thank you to all that have purchased some of our phenomenal mares, our numbers are down to almost what we had hoped for due to other projects we need to get done here this year and lesson my work load. We are very pleased you have allowed our years of hard work, studies, breeding program with success help you get started in a quality program of your own or to finally have your dreamhorse:) Thanks again everyone and please keep in touch:)
"The Duke Of Running Winds" aka The Duke (A KEEPER)
One of a kind, "Duke" Gypsy Stallion Imported from the UK as a weanling, raised by us and part of our family.
The Rocking Horse UK X The Bunny Mare UK
(Bunny Holmes bred mare SD Farm owned, by Shogun, by Kent Horse and the Horse Shoe Mare)
Duke is Registered/DNA'd in the GHRA and GHA Double homozygous TT/EE
"Running Winds Gypsy Emma" aka Emma (A KEEPER)
"Emma", Gypsy Mare Imported from the UK in-utero, born and raised by us, our favorite mare.
Little Eddies Stallion, aka Frankie UK X Gypsy Wind Imp.
Duke/Emma 2014 Gypsy In Utero is Under Agreement!
Emma is Registered/DNA'd in the GHRA and GHA
Introducing ~ "Slick" aka Bacchus, Stallion Prospect (SOLD)
Slick was purchased by us as a weanling, raised and could not be more thrilled with the quality and gentleness of this boy, however, our program being smaller scale in the future will only warrant us needing one herd Sire, most of Dukes fillies we planned to keep have sold but extremely happy this boy will remain a Vermonter so looking forward to using him in the future:)
Blue Roan Stallion"Pompeii" (by Fred Walkers "Ashford Horse" X "BlueFeather") X "GG Gypsy Elite Athena" ("Latcho Drom X Crown Darby" by "The Gypsy King").
Registered/DNA'd in the GVHS
SOLD! Congratulations Tina on one spectacular boy!!!
Introducing ~ "Mosaic" half sister to Slick above (Available 2 in 1 pkg)
Blue Roan Stallion "Pompeii" (by Fred Walkers "Ashford Horse" X "BlueFeather") X "Andromeda" Sired by "SD Chief" (by The Old Horse of Wales X The Midget Mare) X ("The Happy Days Mare"). This filly is BUILT beautifully and tons of hair/feather and in your pocket type filly. This girl is heavy in bone, thick hair and mane, compact heavy girl and sweet, wonderful quality! This type of quality surely don't come around too often like this girl! She will surely do this breed proud maintaining traditional Gypsy horses of the future. Phenomenal young mare and in foal to our handsome Duke for April 2014 foaling. Quality through and through, 100% Black/White foal, no chance of a solid with Duke. Mare in foal available. 2-1 $15,000.
Registered/DNA'd in the GVHS and GHA.
Introducing ~ "Bijoux" Gorgeous Black Gypsy mare (Sale Pending)
"Bijoux" is our stunning and extremely sweet 8 year old Black BLAGDON Gypsy mare with just enough chrome for all the flash AND BELLY spots:)
Imported from Clononeen Farm in England
Bijoux is Registered/DNA'd with the GVHS and GHA.
Introducing ~ "Fearadhach" Breathtaking handsome Gypsy colt! (SOLD)
Bijoux and Duke gave us an adorable colt on March 26, 2013, I am thrilled to pieces with him and our first born in 2013, what a way to start the season! This cutie is gorgeous, quality through and through and SO SWEET!!! Lovin on him daily of course, feel so blessed to finally meet him and could not ask for a better quality new boy:)
SOLD, Congrats Kim on this excellent quality boy:)
"Running Winds Gypsy Princess" (SOLD)
Top quality Gypsy Mare!
Sired by "His Majesty, The King" X "Sidney Conner"
Congratulations to Christie on a phenominal mare and foal!
"Running Winds Majestys Cinderella" 2009 (Under Agreement/Sale pending)
Beautiful proper Top Notch Gypsy Horse Filly!
Sired by our "Duke" a "Rocking Horse son and our "His Majesty" daughter "Princess".
This filly is wonderful, just a quality filly we planned to keep for ourselves:) She is a carbon copy of her Grandsire "His Majesty" (see her pedigree link to compare) and she is planned to be future girlfriend to our rising Latcho Drom Grandson, Gypsy King Greatgrandson, stallion prospect "Slick"! Talk about quality, hair and the best of bloodlines in one foal, Cinderella and Slick are indeed top of the line Gypsy horses, their future foal will be one of the best in the Country. Wowza, what a stunning pairing! Truly would miss this girl, she is drool worthy, come see for yourself! This young mare has it all, I have been in love with her since day one, she has been well handled and is a true sweetheart.
Confirmed in foal to our wonderful "Slick" for a 2013 phenominal Gypsy foal!
A Huge Congratulations to her new family, she is truly a dream come true and your going to love her:)
Update- Cinderella will be staying with us until the 2013 foal is weaned, this foal only may be offered after foaling.
Cinderella is Registered in the GHRA and the GHA
Introducing "Running Winds Delilah Blue" 2007 (Under Agreement/Sale pending)
Gorgeous, proper, sweet and top quality bigger Gypsy mare!
Sired by "Vines Ringmaster" X "Lioness Dahlia"
Congrats to Delilah's new future family, your going to adore this mare as I do:)
"Running Winds Coates Bonnie Lass" 2007 Gypsy Mare (For Sale)
Bonnie is our SWEET Coates mare out of "Painted Hills Peggy" and a "Chequerdy Horse" son.
This girl is just amazing, exotic marked with a most stunning head! I fell head over heels in love with this girl at first sight, she is beautifully put together, tons of long flowing mane, forelock and tail with oodles of silky feather. Bonnie is a good girl, well handled and eager for all the attention she can get. She is a great mom, her first foal born 2011 and she did a wonderful job! Bonus is her test from the lab is back and she is 100% homozygous for the tobiano gene as we suspected, therefore she can never produce a solid foal no matter the stallion and with our stunning Duke, this foal is guaranteed to be homozygous itself! She is our only Gypsy with Chequerdy aka Checkity breeding, she is confirmed son of "Coates Joker" who presently resides in France exported by Coates in the UK, very nice lines and rare in the States, she is a good one in every way!:)She gave us a phenominal filly in 2012 by Duke, wild marked, gorgeous and now in 2013 another beautiful filly (see below) Bonnie is reluctantly re-offered through no fault of her own, will be bred back to Duke for 2014 foaling. 2 in 1 pkg $ASK. payments accepted until 2013 filly is weaned this Fall.
Bonnie is Registered/DNA in the GHRA and in GHA
Update- Bonnie will be staying with us until the 2013 foal is weaned:) May 20, 2013 It's a filly:)
Welcome to the stunning Tiffany born on 5-20-13!
We are totally smitten with this new Bonnie X Duke filly, could not have asked for one better:) Tiffany is homozygous for the tobiano gene, has loads of color, matching high whites with unique face markings as this mating has proven already to produce in their foals. This newborn girl is well bred, just two hours old shown above and her own link will come soon with new photo shoot. This filly is retained by us for the time being, she is a dream girl:) See her full sibling Rex below.
"Running Winds Lady Gabriel" SOLD!
Desert Jewels Bryant X Desert Jewels Apple aka
Quality mare, perfect back, bone, feather and one of the most sweet, gentle Gypsy mares there is:)
Introducing "King Rex" (SOLD)
Newborn in first picture, 5 months old in second, third at 9 months old, No baths, brrr...:)
This adorable homozygous Gypsy colt is out of our beautiful Bonnie Lass (Gambler X Painted Hills Peggy) and our Duke (Rocking Horse X Shogun daughter) This lad is exotic marked like his mum, mascara around both eyes, little typey dished head with little horn ears, will have tons of hair/feather as it is coming in like crazy now with a scrumptious body to die for with that desired apple rump:)
SOLD, CONGRATS to Michelle of New Mexico on your adorable boy:) New pictures of Rex shared by his owner, he is almost two:)
"Running Winds Reign of Nobility" (aka Noble) Reg. Colt (SOLD)
"Indica Rose X Duke"
Sold to a wonderful family in New Mexico! Would LUV to hear from his new parents with new pics...hint...hint:)
"Painted Hills Classical Rose" (aka Rose) Reg. Mare (SOLD)
"Nobby X Classy"
Rose was sold in foal to Duke for 2012 and foaled a gorgeous black/white filly! Congrats!
Sold, CONGRATS to Lindsey in Ohio!
Fireside Indica Rose (aka Indy) Reg. Mare (SOLD)
"Rio X Valentine Rose"
Indy was sold in foal to Duke for 2012 foaling, it's gorgeous filly:)
SOLD, CONGRATS to Michelle in Ohio!
"Running Winds Gypsy Paige" (aka Paige) Reg. 2011 Filly (SOLD)
"Lady Gabriel X The Duke of Running Winds"
SOLD, CONGRATS to Kim of Michigan on her beautiful filly:)
"Running Winds The Vicar" (aka Commandor) Reg. 2011 Colt (SOLD)
"Running Winds Gypsy Princess X The Duke of Running Winds"
Congrats to Sue in New Zealand!
"Running Winds Panda Bear" (aka Panda) REG. 2010 Colt SOLD
Running Winds Lady Gabriel X Duke of Running Winds
Congrats to his new family in RI!
"RWF Lord Locksley" (aka Locksley) 2010 REG. Colt SOLD
Running Winds Gypsy Emma X RWF Robyn Hood aka Cooper.
Congrats to Lois in VT!
"Running Winds Majestys Top Gun" (aka Gunner) REG. 2010 Colt SOLD
Running Winds Gypsy Princess X Duke of Running Winds
Congrats to Whipple Farm in OH! Picture courtesy of E.Sescilla.
"RWF The Robyn Hood of Running Winds" (aka Cooper) REG. 07 Stallion SOLD
Abhrill X Desert Jewel Bryant
Congrats to his new family in Mexico!
"Running Winds Princess Deanna" (aka Deanna) REG. 07 Mare SOLD
Abhrill X Indigo
Congrats to the Johnston family in NH!
Deanna came back to be bred to Duke and Foaled a filly for their new family in 2012! Gorgeous!
"Running Winds Gypsy Nina" (aka Inky) REG. 02 Imported Mare SOLD
Sids Good Stallion X Sophie aka Hairy Jerry Mare
Congrats to Desert Jewel Gypsy Horses in AZ!
"Running Winds Majestys Hannah" (aka Hannah) REG 08 Filly SOLD
Running Winds Gypsy Princess X The Duke of Running Winds
Congrats to the Muller family on your special girl, picture is courtesy of the Mullers:)
"Running Winds Gypsy Mindy" (aka Mindy) REG 05 Filly SOLD
Running Winds Gypsy Nina X Royal
Congrats to Susan in Conn!
"Running Winds Oakfield Jessie" REG. Imported mare in foal to Duke SOLD
Oakfield Anna X Foundation Stock (in background) Jessie foaled a filly "Maybelline" by Duke (shown upfront)
Congrats to the Dean Family in W.Virginia on Jessie and her filly:) Picture courtesy of the Deans.
"Running Winds Gypsy Wind" REG 02 Imported Mare in foal to Duke SOLD
Foundation Gypsy X Foundation Gypsy Gypsy Wind foaled a filly "Raine" by Duke
Congrats to Glen Grace Farm of Georgia!
"Running Winds Gypsy Victoria" (aka Blackjacks Victoria) REG. 05 Filly SOLD
Fiona aka Cowboy Mare X Royal
Congrats to Blackjack Gypsy Horses of CA!
"Running Winds Oakfield Jason" (aka Benjamin) Reg. Imported Stallion SOLD
Victor X Oakfield Sally
Congrats to the Benn Family in NH!