Old Mill Farm will be hosting an "Open House" late Spring 2010. Prospective Gypsy Vanner owners may come meet and interact with our foundation mares, stallions, horses for sale and 2009/2010 foals. Test rides can be arranged for our mature stock available for sale.
We encourage interested parties to contact us for additional information. For current horses available, please visit our Sales page.
Dates will be posted soon.
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Sire / Current Horses for
Sale by Breed
*Most Vanner Championships
earned in the US, to date. Limited offspring available.
Not available for public breeding.
Contact us for available Slainte foals in 2010.
Vanner. Limited offspring on the ground. Available
for limited public breeding.
Cobalt x Bonny
2007 Gypsy vanner Gelding
Performance minded, ideal youth prospect. Icon, at The Feathered Horse Classic in Perry, Georgia, October 10-13, 2008, took 1st place in Open Showmanship ( roughly 16 in the class) with his Youth handler and 1st in Youth Halter. A huge Thank You to Tyler LeVan of Hidden Valley Farm who showed Icon and did so well.
more of Icon
Tonka Foals * Limited offspring on the ground. Not available to outside mares.
*2007 GH & DH Classic Drum Horse Stallion.
First Drum Horse in America. Sire of the highest
selling American bred and born Drum Horse colt.
Limited offspring available.Available to limited outside mare.
Lineage on Dam's side can be traced
to the Queen of England. Sire, Guinness
was the first Drum Horse in the country. Nice mover, lots of natural push. With some addtional work, would do well in lower level dressage!
More of Thistle
2009 Guinness Filly
Ride and Drive gelding.
14.1 hands. Has been shown, trailrides and drive both single and double.
*Prices and availability
are subject to change without notice.
Old Mill Farm's Expectant 2010 Foals
2010 Slainte foals
Slainte x Olivia = Gypsy Vanner
Slainte x Bonny = Gypsy Vanner
Slainte x Heart = Gypsy Vanner
Slainte x Flower = Gypsy Vanner
2010 Cobalt foals
Cobalt x Teddy = Gypsy Vanner
Cobalt x Bella = Gypsy Vanner
Cobalt x Darby = Gypsy Vanner
2010 Guinness foals
Guinness x Lady = Drum Horse
*Some breedings may be the result of ET.
Gypsy Horses, Drum
Horses and other Sales Horses are up to
date on all vaccinations, and are on a bi-monthly
worming and 6-8 week farrier schedule. Gypsy
Horses and Drum Horses sold as geldings will
be gelded at no charge prior to the horse leaving
the farm. Horses over two years of age typically
are started, long lining and may be working
under saddle. (A majority of the Gypsy Horses
and Drum Horses are not working under saddle
until three years of age) Most of our older
stock have also been shown either in hand or
under saddle. Horses are guaranteed to be in
good health and injury free at the time of sale.
our Sold Horses
is a great selection of horses here in the states.
Domestic horses typically have better care,
are in better condition and are easier to view.
If you look around, you most likely will find
the Gypsy Horse or Drum Horse of your dreams
in your back yard! We strongly suggest buyers
avoid purchasing via pictures alone. It is very
easy to manipulate a horse's conformation in
photos simply be taking the photo at various
note on purchasing horses overseas:
Horses in the UK are often bred for trade sales.
If you come across an inexpensive import horse
that sounds too good to be true, it probably
is. It is best to research your seller and spend
a little more money for a quality horse. Beware
of low priced package deals and "perfect"
at all possible, be involved in the import details.
Ensure that the horse you paid for is actually
going to ship. Always get all deals in writing
and have a physical address and contact number
for the seller.
If getting a vet check on a horse, and we strongly
suggest a pre-purchase exam, get the vet check
in writing, prior to any money exchanging hands.
(Of course you would be responsible to pay for
the vet check!) Contact the vet in person if
possible to speak to him regarding his health
examination. If the horse is at riding age,
request x-rays be done on all four legs. If
you are purchasing breeding stock, get a full
breeding soundness exam in writing. Request
the horse's breeding history as well.
to the vet exam, request the vet check the horse's
legs under the feather for rolls of skin, sores
or lumps. Also ask him to check the horse's
dental and bite alignment, very often over looked.
purchasing a Gypsy Horse or a Drum Horse, Domestic
or abroad, be sure it can be registered, if
it is not already. Contact a Gypsy Horse (or
Drum Horse registry) to make sure the horse
will qualify. We have chosen to register with
the American Drum Horse Association and The
Gypsy Vanner Horse Society. Our foundation horses
are also registered with the GCDHA.
color is important to you and you are purchasing
a Homozygous horse, be sure to get a copy of
the DNA Marker test results, as well as from
the sire and dam. (To date, there is NO direct
DNA test for Homozygous Tobiano coloring) Tests
are most accurate when markers are available
from sire and dam as well as the horse in question.
No test is 100% and even homozygous horses will
on occasion produce a solid, also known as a
slipped Tobiano. Judge the horse by conformation,
disposition, suitability for use and then color!
note on Chronic Progressive Lymphadema (aka,
CPL): First thing to mention, there
is not a lot known about this condition. Some
believe it is an immunodeficiency disease/disorder,
some believe it is a major case of scratches
that have been improperly cared for or neglected
all together. Upon speaking with both Irish
and English breeders as well as consulting with
our Equine Vet, because these horses have so
much hair, and a majority of it is incredibly
dense, a good portion of the breed with "a
lot" of hair will develop a skin condition
eventually. What is not normal? Grape size sores
that are open and do not heal, and have a bad
odor to them. Most horses with this condition
have large skin rolls that have hardened. This
may occur because the elasticity the skin normally
has, is lost and/or because of scar tissue forming.
The skin rolls, however may be present with
several other skin conditions. It is our opinion,
that if someone is looking at a horse with this
condition, it should be avoided, due to the
additional care and expense that would go into
treating the horse to keep it comfortable and
free of breakouts. However, there is NO evidence
that this condition is hereditary, genetic or
lethal. Of course we suggest that you contact
your vet to learn more.
Most of the imported horses, openly, come with
no known pedigree due to the lack of importance
the "gypsy people" place on "naming"
their horses and partly do to the lack of education
that they receive. However, many of the horses
coming over are being sold with known lineage.
If a breeder is claiming known lineage on a
horse that goes several generations back, be
cautious, it could be a sales tactic. Unless
you have DNA proof...you don't know who the
sire and dam are.
In some instances, the breeder or seller may
be honest, and may even have those horses on
his farm, if that is the case, ask for hair
samples so that it may be submitted to your
chosen USA registry to prove your horse's lineage.
Currently, at least two of the US registries
are noted on a horse's papers if the DNA is
on file, if you claim a horse's lineage. So
even if your horse comes with lineage information,
if it is not proven via DNA testing, it is not
officially recognized by some of the US registries.
to expect when purchasing a Drum Horse or a
Gypsy Cob or Vanner
and Drum Horse Merchandise
collection of fine Gypsy Horse and Drum
accept Personal Check, Money Order or