Hard Rock and Producer’s Charm
Hard Rock is doing great!! He has turned out to be such a sweet little man.. LOL. I really hope he stays that way! We have really enjoyed both Hard Rock and Jasmine! They sure have helped me in healing from losing Gurley!
My mom, a good friend of mine and myself went riding around the farm Sunday evening and Jasmine did great! I wish you guys could come see them sometime! Hope all is well your way & talk to ya soon.
Marie – Gypsy Vanner filly sold to California
Shes gone up in the hills by the Hollywood sign twice and I ride her on the trails and arena. She goes English, Western and is so much fun bareback. I love just jumping on bareback with a halter and lead rope and walking around. Shes so good. She had fun when the arenas flooded… stomping in the puddles. Her mane and tail are growing and her mustache is growing back… shes like a little fairy. Her hair and feather is beautiful. She loves driving. Shes too tiny for my big carriage so I got her this Governess Cart that was made in 1898 supposedly. I restored it and as soon as I get some pics of her in it, I’ll send them. Its just perfect for her!
I’m making a video of her doing all different disciplines… will finish it and send it too. I couldn’t have gotten a better Gypsy…she’s given me so much joy.
I will keep you updated! I gave her a big hug from you. :o)
Hunter & Finnian
Marie – Update
Marie is WONDERFUL! She walked off the trailer so calm & kind & right into my arms. I’m in love with her & she’s even more than you said she would be. She moved right in next to my huge Belgian. My 27 inch mini Willow is on the other side of her & he whinnies for her if I take her out of the stall. It’s so cute that they’ve bonded so fast. I’ve walked her around the block & even though she was nervous she was so quiet & followed me. I let her stop & sniff things & then she would walk on so calmly. There’s a huge, scary tarp covering a big hay pile & she wasn’t about to go near it. Another tarp was flapping around on the ground like a monster. After a few minutes of petting her & letting her see that it wasnt going to eat us…she was walking confidently back & forth over it, crunching it up & she was all proud.
She had her first lesson on the lunge line & she trotted perfectly both directions. When you say “Whoa” she stops & looks sweetly at you as if to say, “I did that right didnt I & what do you want me to do next?” Her ground manners are great & she’s so polite. I gave her a bath today & she stood perfectly in the wash rack even with tons of rental horses passing over a squeaky, swinging bridge & people coming up to meet her.
All the kids in the neighborhood (the parents too!) have come to see her. One little girl Samantha saw her black eyeliner & said, “Oooh look! God gave her fairy eyes!” I’d never heard that but they do look like fairy eyes! Her mane, tail & feather are breathtaking. I cant stop grooming her it’s so fun. She didn’t even seem stressed by the trip. Even her poop looks good! LOL. I’m going to take my time with her & get her used to everything here. I live next to Disney Studios so I’m sure its a shock to go from looking at green pastures to gigantic Mickey Mouse ears on buildings!
Thank you for sending the pictures & the beautiful card. That’s so sweet. You guys have definitely made my Gypsy dream come true. I looked at a ton of Gypsy web sites, ads & visited breeders & wasn’t sure who to trust or who had integrity. You were so helpful from the first time I emailed you. Every question I asked you promptly answered. When I asked for more photos & video the next day you had that for me! I had never bought a horse without seeing it in person before. You gave me so much information about each horse & when I explained what I was looking for you knew exactly who would be a good match. This little filly is definitely the right Gypsy for me. Working with LexLin was such a good experience. If I could move to Tennessee I would want to work for you!
I will send you some pictures of Marie in her new place & keep you updated on her. I’m beyond happy with her. Feel free to use me as a reference if anyone who is thinking of buying from you needs to talk to a happy client. I will have her for the rest of her life & I couldn’t have dreamed a more perfect representation of the Gypsy breed. She is everyone’s favorite horse!
Thank you so much!
Marie – Update Jan. 24, 2013
Alexis is doing great! We absolutely love her. I will get you some pics hopefully soon. It has been a terrible spring here, very dark rainy and dreary every day. Not exactly ideal picture taking weather! I did see online that you purchased Sundance Kid, and I wanted to say congratulations! I have to say, you do have a VERY nice lineup of stallions! It will be very hard to choose who I would like to breed Alexis back to next spring! Although I am kinda partial to The Producer! ; ) I will have to talk to you in the future about your opinion on a stallion choice for her free breeding. We are very excited for her foal this August and have great plans for both her and the foal. I know that you love your horses, but you treat your farm as a business. I feel the same way about my horses and my farm. My years in the Florida Thoroughbred business have taught me to expect a little more out of my horses than just as expensive pets. We are attempting to establish ourselves as a small Friesian and Gypsy breeding farm (no crosses though!) with extremely well bred and well taken care of horses with manners and training to spare. Alexis is the first building block on the Gypsy side of things, so she holds a very special place on our farm! Hopefully this is the start of something very exciting and hopefully successful for us! I also wanted to say that as a horse farm “businessowner” that I go through some of the same criticism, finger pointing, and accusations that I know unreasonable individuals also throw your way. There is nothing wrong with what we believe or what we are doing and the people who like to cause trouble are just that, troublemakers!! I wish you all the luck in your endeavors with Lexlin, and I hope we can build a strong relationship between our farms!!
Please keep in touch!
Strawberry Shortcake (A.K.A. Razzles)
Thank you very much and God bless!
Chris Thompson Liberty Hill Farm
I hope you all got back home safely.
Lady Warlock – Gypsy Vanner filly
Lady Warlock (Gypsy Vanner filly), Goya (Gypsy Vanner mare) and Blue Steele (Gypsy Vanner gelding)
Andrea Townsend is a client who was so happy with her purchase of her filly, Lady Warlock, she returned to LexLin to purchase two more Gypsy Horses, a striking dapple grey gelding named Blue Steel and a mare named Goya that is in foal to Dreammaker. Andrea describes her experience at LexLin,
Opal and Shadow Dancer
The follow-up of the horses and clients is commendable. The LexLin branding is an international standard for gypsy horses.
– Ann Mead
LexLin’s Halo – Gypsy Vanner filly sold to Rhode Island
Inspite of a brutal winter here in Rhode Island. Halo is thriving and seems very happy! She is best friends with Buttons the pony. She is a great filly & I enjoy working with her everyday. I hope you both enjoy the pictures. I will keep in touch & let you know all about her. Thanks again for helping make my dream come true – I really love Halo. She greets me every night as soon as I am home from work.
Best to you all,
– Cheryl Macomber Bailey
Halo – Update
Stoney, Duncan (Gypsy Vanner geldings), Suprise (Gypsy Vanner mare) and her unborn filly sold to Colorado
– Steven Lafferty & Family
Below is one of several recent follow up e-mails we’ve received from Kelly Lafferty.
Thought you might like some photos of the horses playing in the snow. They had so much fun today. We finally had a real snow. They are all so sweet. Surprise seems to be rather tired and she is getting BIG! Would love to talk to you this week with some questions concerning the impending birth….
Charm (Jasmine) – Gypsy Vanner filly