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A Wish Come True, Part 2

As I posted about on Monday, my niece, Barb, and I took a trip last week to meet in person some Gypsy horses.  Barb was invited by her Facebook friend, Darcy, to visit her farm and see her horses Hemi, Honey, Drago, Valhalla and sweet baby girl, Chevelle.

Not long after we arrived at Darcy’s (and while we were loving on her horses), she made a phone call. Then told us that a friend of hers, Rosie, who lives just a few minutes away, also has Gypsy horses. AND, had a filly born just six days prior.  Darcy had called to ask if it were okay for us to visit. And Rosie said yes!

Meet sweet baby “Trea”, whose given name is “Blackbeard’s Hidden Treasure”. That’s mom Winnie in the background.

Darcy and Rosie explained that I should get down on Trea’s level, so she could check me out.

Sweet!

Both Darcy and Rosie tried to teach me how to hold Trea to give her a hug. It took a few attempts, but it was fun learning.

This is Rosie, loving on that adorable baby.

And just look at “Auntie Darcy” getting sweet baby kisses.

Trea was very interested in nibbling on the back of my neck, my hair and my shirt sleeve.

Darcy and Rosie, along with their beautiful horses, certainly gave Barb and me a day to remember. We are so grateful for their kindness.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

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A Wish Come True, Part 1

WARNING: this post has LOTS of pics….

My niece, Barb, is an all-around animal lover, but she’s partial to cats and horses, as am I.  Gypsies are her favorite breed of horses, and because of that, she’s become Facebook friends with several folks who have that breed.  Recently she posted a question on her page, asking if any of those friends in her area would be willing to have her visit. For such a long time, she has longed to see a Gypsy horse in person.

Her friend, Darcy, was quick to respond and extend the invitation. Darcy lives about an hour and a half from Barb. And Darcy has a 3-month old Gypsy filly that Barb really wanted to meet while she was still small.

I offered to take Barb, partly because I, too, love horses (as you all know), and also because I thought Barb might like to have company on the trip. We planned our visit for last Wednesday.  The weather was perfect: temps in the 70’s with the gentlest breeze.

Darcy could not have been more welcoming and offered to take pictures of us with her horses.

Barb and I promptly fell in love with the little filly, whose name is  Chevelle.

How precious is this baby? That fluffiness at the bottom of her legs is called “feather”.

Chevelle’s “mom” is Honey, also a Gypsy.

And her “dad” is Hemi. (Can you tell that Darcy is a muscle car fan? And, interestingly enough, my second car was a 1969 Chevelle, and, currently, I drive a Dodge Charger with a Hemi engine.)

Darcy has taught Hemi some fun tricks. She was happy to show some of them to us.

Darcy also travels to show her horses.

Hemi will also “bow” in exchange for treats. This was one of my attempts.  If you can enlarge the pic, you’ll see that Hemi’s head is between his front legs and his mouth is open, waiting for me to drop in the treat. Fun. The pooch is “Hookah”, and he is never far from Darcy’s side.

Darcy also has another beautiful Gypsy stallion named Drogo.

 

I just had to get a short video of him running. (Near the end, you can hear Darcy say “shoot”, because she hadn’t intended to leave that gate open to the pasture.)

 

Valhalla, who is part quarter horse/part Belgian is also one of Darcy’s horses. He has such a sweet temperament. I loved seeing Barb’s face light up so many times during our visit.

We both had a wonderful time visiting Darcy’s farm and can’t thank her enough for her kindness.

Darcy’s farm logo

She also had a surprise in store for us, and I’ll share that with you Wednesday in A Wish Come True, Part 2.

~These Days Of Mine~