Mass of mane and feather Superb type with free flowing movement
The superb example of Traditional Cob
( colour Guaranteed )
Standing 15-2hh with 10.5 inch of bone
Graded Traditional stallion CHAPS UK
Stud £450 NFFR Natural service
Chilled semen upon request
Frozen semen held for Worldwide distribution
A truly superb stallion with impeccable manner and type for true Traditional breeding
This sturdy type is superb for producing Show Cobs Hunters and putting bone and colour onto the lighter sport horse type
A very successful horse showing winning numerous classes both in hand and under saddle he showed at the stallion gala winning his class and taking reserve champion of the day
A great evening's discussion around the world is about this type of horse and what started this worldwide breeding programme i think the best result would come from a story i heard from a true Romany family.
The Romany Gypsies used horses to travel across Europe for centuries and some settled to travelling the countryside through England and crossed the water into Ireland.
The Gypsy families soon found that the Native wild ponies in England and Ireland like the Welsh the Fell and Dales crossed very well with their colourful horses.
This beautiful horse had to be gentle and docile enough to teach the Gypsy children how to ride. Horses that exhibited aggression or ill temper were immediately banished from the family.
Gypsies bred and traded horses for a living and during the First World War many horses in the United Kingdom were bought or just taken by the Army then shipped overseas to work in service during the 1st World war.
All sizes and shapes of horses were needed the only type of horse the Army did not want was the COLOURED horse - obviously these coloured horses would not be very good in camouflage!
The clever Romany Gypsies soon favoured the flashiness and availability of the coloured horse, the feather, hair and steady, hardworking nature of their horses was safe from the war and became known as The Traditional gypsy cob
Today they continue to raise selectively bred horses for showing, driving events, horse fairs, and the horse that nobody wanted because of its colour is sold throughout the world with prices sometimes greater than a top Dressage horse.