Gypsy Cob Foal


Milly and I have just got home from the vet’s with smiles all over our faces. Peony, Milly’s pony, is in foal!! In January she met a beautiful Gypsy Cob stallion, and now we will have a very special arrival at Christmas!…

Gypsy cobs are known as one of the most docile and gentle breeds in the world with the bonus of being easy to train and doing very well on relatively small amounts of grass.
Gypsy breeders have bred these ponies for generations focusing on the development of progeny with calm and gentle temperaments, stamina, beauty and adaptability.
These ponies were required to pull a heavily loaded wagon all day, be available to teach the children to ride in the evenings and to thrive on the grasses that grew on the roadsides.

Heather from MonteithRidge Gypsy Cob Stud, Dargaville, contacted me after reading Where Lions Roar at Night and asked if we still had Peony. And she then offered us a reduced stud fee for Bow, her beautiful Gypsy Cob stallion. Milly was so excited and very happy to use her savings to do it.

So, we have been waiting for several months to find out if Peony is pregnant. What a thrill. I reckon she’ll have a pretty cute foal!

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5 responses to “Gypsy Cob Foal”:

  1. Oh how wonderful! And your website looks fabulous 🙂

    Sadly we will miss you in Rotorua tonight as I am unwell and can not drive the trip. Hope it goes well – see you at HEART!
    Nicki xo

  2. Hi, Heather Hobson is my aunt. I have ridden Bow and he is so much fun. You are going to have a nice foal!!
    I have been enjoying your books (that you singed for me) all the way over here in Canada. I can’t wait for more!!!
    Tamzin Smith

  3. Oh so interesting!!!! how old is Peony? What breed is Peony ? do you think that you could but up a photo of a Gypsy Cob? You Booms will get a really fabulous Christmas presant.
    Thanks so much for the singing last night!!!! ( and the pupet show, Mr. Boom, Kate, and Joe) Thanks alot. Love Kaitlyn

  4. Cool photos! I think it’s really exciting that Peony’s having a baby. Poor Pharoah though. I reckon he liked her.
    Thanks for the singing in Te Atatu! And I loved the puppet show! Halarious.
    Yours sincerely, Moana

  5. Hi Moana. I think Pharaoh will probably adopt the little foal as his own and be the proud father. 🙂 It’s going to be very exciting. It was lovely to meet you at the concert! Thanks for coming!! Love, Rosie

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