Authentic Gypsy Dray Cart For Sale

I went to the AZ State Dressage Championships yesterday to hang out with my friend Peggy and cheer on her stallion, Eclipse:

Eclipse with his trainer, Anne

Eclipse and Anne did great and placed in their class. He was the only Gypsy competing, and although there seems to be a bit of prejudice on the part of some of the Warmblood crowd against a short stocky horse competing in  a sport designed for the lean & lanky, most people loved seeing him there. He definitely draws a crowd, and comparatively is so. much. calmer. than his hot-blooded cohorts, you’d never guess by his demeanor that he is (definitely!) a stallion. Nothing phases him. In fact, Peggy was telling me a story about bathing him in the wash rack at home, when a big branch of her Palo Verde tree broke off with a huge crack, and part of it landed on Eclipse’s head. He didn’t even flinch; just thought he’d gotten an early lunch delivery and started munching away. That’s what makes Gypsy horses so AWESOME. :)

Anywho, I was on my way home and saw a furniture store having a going out of business sale, so I thought I’d check it out. They are one of those places that just buys containers full of stuff from all over the world, and look what they have – an authentic antique gypsy cart! Pretty cool, huh? I couldn’t believe it. They have it marked at a stupidly high price and I told the lady they’re crazy if they think they’re going to get that much for it. But I still think its cool. The real deal.

Personally, I think it’s very negotiable. If you are interested, contact me and I will put you in touch with the salesperson.

Here are the pics. Click the images below to go through the slideshow. I tried to get as many shots as I could but just using my iphone in poor lighting makes for less-than-stellar images. Try to look closely, though – there is so much detail, the decorative painting, all kinds of little iron finials, and mechanical parts. It even has the shafts intact. There is some type of writing on the back, but I have no idea what language it is, and the store does not know the country of origin. My guess is Romania. Any guesses? Leave a comment! At any rate, it’s interesting just to be able to see a piece of history.

Have a great week! xo Heidi




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7 thoughts on “Authentic Gypsy Dray Cart For Sale”

    1. Good for you Lyn! I hate to tell you, but even though I have horses, it’s been years since I’ve been riding, too! I am hoping to sell Keira soon, so I can concentrate on getting Chroi broke to ride & drive a cart…She’s been busy being a mom this whole time :)

      I hope you’ll post photos of your ride on your blog! I need to stop by for a visit & see what you’ve been up to in your beautiful Northern England… I love seeing those pictures. xoxo

      Update – readers – here are Lyn’s pics of her recent ride! I’m jealous!! :)


  1. That’s an amazing find, Heidi! I hope you were able to soak in all of the cart’s details so we can all read about them later…in your book!


  2. Hi Heidi
    Started my day by reading your latest….:-)
    The best to you in you new endeavor, you will do great! I am so excited to read your future blogs about life on campus in 2013.
    You are going after a dream that I had 20 years ago but did not have the gumption to do….you go girl!


    1. Thank you Peggy! You know, it’s not too late…I was so afraid I would be the “old lady” on campus, but there are so many different types/races/ages, you are just another student. Nobody cares how old you are. I say, you are never too old to learn, and what’s even better is that at our age, you appreciate it so much more than when you were younger.
      Let me know if you need help picking your classes ;)


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