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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!

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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Babies Babies

  No Babies this year, 2016! This may come as a surprise to many who read this.  Why would a breeder not use their mares as much as possible?  There are many reasons but this one is the essence of … Continue reading

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Lemons to Lemonade: Biloxi’s Tree Art

Originally posted on GALLIVANCE:
Imagine 125 mph winds and a storm surge 22 feet tall on an unprotected white sand beach. In Biloxi, Mississippi on August 29, 2005 this was the cataclysmic reality when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the city.…

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Spring Has Arrived!

The grass here in SW Missouri is green, the trees are just beginning to take on ever so faint hues of green, yellow, red (Red Bud trees are fully budded).  It is such a relief after so very many grey … Continue reading

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