Siofra

WestCelt Siofra

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  • b. April 3, 2006 Desert Jewel Gypsy Horses, Arizona
  • Color: Bay Blagdon
  • Agouti – Aa; Black – Ee; Tobiano – to/to; Sabino – nn
  • Siofra is pronounced (SHEE-frah) and is Gaelic for “Little Sprite”
  • Siofra has been SOLD See her here

Siofra is the exact opposite of Chroicoragh.  More of a work horse in appearance, people often mistake her for a mini Clydesdale.  Siofra would fit right in with the big Budweiser guys, only she’s about half their size.  She can be a bit strong-headed, but she’s quiet and shy, and loves to be groomed.  Which is good, because she’s got three times the hair of any horse I’ve ever seen.  The sweet to Chroicoragh’s sassy, Siofra is a lover, not a fighter.

A bay blagdon, Siofra is a perfect example of the traditional Gypsy Cob.  Her heavy build, short back, round “apple” butt, thick, strong neck and shoulder, pint-pot head, pricked ears, double mane, loads of hair, and of course, thick full feather, are all traits to look for in a top Gypsy horse.  Add her sweet temperament and you’ve got a winner.  She even has the lucky Gypsy “kiss” on her forehead!

We have lots in store for our little Siofra.  This year we were lucky enough to breed to none other than ROMEO, a gorgeous palomino stallion who stamps his foals with his signature build, feather, temperament and fantastic color. His name suits him well, because the moment I met him in person, I fell in love with him.  He’s built like a bulldozer, but is as sweet as a lamb.  Romeo will not be breeding to outside mares until 2010, so we consider ourselves very fortunate to have paired him with our Siofra.  We’re very excited to see what the stork will bring next spring!

Screen Shot 2012-06-05 at 5.19.51 PMUPDATE: Siofra foaled a beautiful colt, Arthur in the wee small hours of the morning. March 26, 2009.

Arthur is an adorable buckskin colt, with all the traits one could hope for in a Gypsy. He is a chunky monkey with tons of hair, like his mom!  He’ll grow up to be a tank, just like his beautiful sire, Romeo!

UPDATE: Siofra has been sold to a family in South Dakota. She has acres of green pasture to play in and lots of horse friends to keep her company. This summer (2012) she had another gorgeous colt, out of the palomino stallion, Fortune.

UPDATE: Siofra has found her forever home with the Harper family!! Please visit her here. Here is a current photo of our Little Sprite:

 

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  All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he’ll listen to me any day. – Author Unknown

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