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About chocolatehorsefarmgypsyhorses

My husband, David and I own and operate Chocolate Horse Farm in SW MO. We began importing in 2001, one of the longest farms still operating and dedicated to a special breed of horse known as the Gypsy Vanner Horse. We maintain and train an average of 24 horses , with the assistance of some special people. As for the sale of CHF horses, it is a match we take seriously. Therefore, more information will be required of buyers in an effort to put the best horse with the best human. Thank you for visiting!

Gypsy Vanner Mare, Angelic !

July 12, 2021 and it is unusually cool here in SW Missouri. What is new to us is the opportunity to present five lovely Gypsy Horses to the world. We entered into a consignment agreement many months ago and are … Continue reading

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Time Passes

Time passes, it is now August 15th and the year is 2019. David passed away Dec. 22, 2018 from a severe reaction to a thirty year old chemo, ironically named 5fu. David’s love of the horses gave life to our … Continue reading

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Spring Has Arrived!

It may have arrived but someone needs to tell the weather man we all want warming news.  There are horses to be washed and pampered, mites to be treated, manes to be braided, and tails….well that is another big job, … Continue reading

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The Ground Hog Says…..

Well, the critters and humans on Chocolate Horse Farm really don’t believe anything a ground hog says, but we do know it is cold!  There will be no babies this year as we have spent much time dealing with the … Continue reading

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Horse Listening…check this out!

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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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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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