Daily Archives: May 13, 2013

Meeting Gypsies

Some time back, Motor Man had mentioned my love of Friesian horses to Wayne, a friend of ours. As it turns out, Wayne has a colleague who owns several Gypsy horses and a Friesian.

The colleague, Travis, lives just a few hours away, so last week, Motor Man and I, along with Wayne and his wife, Jimmie, went to visit Travis and his family.

Could we have had a more gorgeous day for a road trip? I don’t think so.

mountains clouds

I tried to make notes on the names of all the horses; I really did.  But when I uploaded my photos, I discovered that I didn’t do too well. Here’s Travis, showing us one of their beautiful Gypsy horses.

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Our friends, Wayne and Jimmie, in the background. Travis, his wife, Tabatha and their younger daughter, Charlie.

wayne jimmie etc

This is Telia, another Gypsy. Telia was overdue to have her foal; evidently she didn’t get the memo that she was supposed to have it in time for us to see it during our visit.

Telia: “Believe me, I would have loved to have obliged you.”

travis and telia-001

And this is their Friesian. I think his name is Honda.


Older daughter, Laken, with her blue-eyed Gypsy named Daisy.

laken with daisy

Charlie also has a horse of her own, but it was out in the pasture. Meanwhile, she was having fun with the barn cat, Mater. Mater was just “hangin’ around”.

charlie and mater

We had a great time meeting Travis and his family; they were so kind to show us around their farm and introduce us to their horses. We definitely feel as though we made new friends, both human and equine.


And, tomorrow, for Barn Charm, I’ll share photos of their barn.