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About chocolatehorsefarmgypsyhorses

co owner of Chocolate Horse Farm, breeder and trainer of Gypsy Vanner horses.

Care of Newborn Foal..

Care of the Newborn Foal-Navel Ill Prevention February 7, 2006 by Nathan Voris, DVM Filed under: Articles, Bacterial Disease, Foals, Immune System, Joint, Lameness Nathan Voris, DVM printer friendly PDF format After many months of hard (and expensive) work in … Continue reading

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CHF HOBBS

Hobbs is one of two youngsters born in 2014.  He is the carbon copy to full sister, CHF ZEVA, now residing in Joplin.  Ironically they are the first to be born with this color pattern.  We have not run color … Continue reading

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Summer of 2016!

Several families celebrated birthdays with the Chocolate Horse Farm Gypsy Vanners again this year.  All horses were kind and willing participants in the festivities.  There are so many ways to introduce people to the animal world in positive ways.  This … Continue reading

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A Word on Whoa

Throughout my riding career I’ve had a few coaches, all with a different stance on the use of vocal aids. I used to have a bad habit of “clucking” on takeoff whenever I got a deep spot to a fence. … Continue reading

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“Gypsy blood” – an eviction of travellers at Blaxhall in Suffolk

Originally posted on Those Who Will Not Be Drowned:
George Ewart Evans was born in South Wales in 1909 but moved to Suffolk and wrote several fascinating books about East Anglian folklore, including Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay…

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Conformation

Often we are asked to take pictures for an internet shopper of horses.  Knowing how to take good and proper photos is important to your integrity as a breeder or seller.  However, it is always nice to include a fanciful … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Poop!

One day in March 2014, I was working with a 15 yr. old picking up poop. We raise horses, pick up our paddocks daily. So I was explaining why we do this to this young person and in a span … Continue reading

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