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.

travis and gypsy1_Snapseed

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.

26 responses to “Meeting Gypsies

  1. Oh my gosh what beautiful horses! Such a gorgeous farm they have too and you couldn’t have had a prettier day for a visit with those blue skies and pretty surroundings. Have you heard whether or not the “Mom-to-be” had her overdue foal yet? Hope all is well with her and all those other gorgeous horses. Fun!!


  2. How sweet of Wayne to take you to see the horses. I know it was a fun trip for you. They are beautiful. Let’s see…that barn would fit right next to your house to start your farm!

  3. mollieandalfie

    That was lovely of Wayne to show you the horses, they are amazing.. The black and white one looks like a what we call a shire horse 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. Looks like you had a gorgeous day for the outing. Love the horses, especially the furry feet.

  5. All gorgeous horses, I am in love with Telia.. 🙂 Such a pretty head she has and such a kind soft eye. I might have accidently left with Mater.. 😀

  6. I wish I could have gone! It has been forever since I have been around a horse. I really miss it!

  7. What beautiful animals, and countryside! I envy your ability to get out and roam like you do! Not possible on an island! But I always enjoy sharing your trips through your photos! ~ Sheila

  8. What a treat for you. Love the horses…I’ve never seen Gypsy horses before and didn’t know there was a breed of that name. I know you loved every minute of it. And the day was fantastic!

  9. Looks like a great road trip. Love the horses and the green hills and making new friends, human and furry, is always a plus!

  10. What a lovely trip! And, yes…you did get a PERFECT day for this kind of outing! These horses are so amazing! {and I love how you know what they’r thinking!}

  11. they have the life, don’t they?! gorgeous horses!

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Could not have a better day or trip! Horses are great and the scenery is lovely.. Have a good week.

  13. Oh my! I couldn’t think of better way to spend the day! I love horses!!

  14. I’ve never seen “gypsies” before, but they have the perfect name…. It’s a fine farm, too – looking forward to seeing the barn !

  15. The horses are beautiful. The long hair above the hooves on the gypsy horses reminds me of the Clydesdale horses on Budweiser ads.

  16. I do not see those horses around here, so thanks for sharing :-).

  17. Wow! What a wonderful day and the horses are gorgeous!

  18. I’ve never even heard of a Gypsy horse. How unique they are. We did some traveling on Mother’s Day, and I think I saw more horses in that afternoon than in my whole life! I couldn’t help but think of you.

  19. Ahhh, Gypsy Vanner Draft Horses. Looks like that trip was right up your alley Dianna! And there was even a Friesian. Do they drive them all? Just ride? Or both? Looked to be the most perfect day all around.

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  21. Horses have always been my favorite animal, what a great way to spend the day!

  22. he Gypsy Horses are so cool! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before! What magnificent animals!
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. HI! Its Tabatha from Bootleg Farm (above). We were so thrilled to have such a wonderful visit! Although, we hope the next time we can avoid the 6 inches of rain in the 48 hrs prior! Everything was a muddy mess including the horses but thats life on a farm I guess. You can follow our farm and horses on our facebook page if your interested, just search Bootleg Express Farm. Thanks again Dianna and we look forward to seeing you all again! Travis, Tabatha, Laken, Charlie and the Bootleg Crew!!

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