Black Pearl Gypsy Farm is owned and operated by The Blacksmiths. We have done much traveling to obtain top quality stock and to continue our education of this wonderful breed. We also do rescue work with horses.
This is us at Desert Jewel with Colty the sire to our 2008 filly Dalliance.
I have been fascinated with the Gypsy breed for the past 15 yrs. I had seen these horses, but could not find them our any information on them for years. I gave up for awhile thinking that I had not seen what I thought I has saw. It made no sense to look for a horse that apparently didn't exist. I grew up with horses and nothing I had ever seen was as gorgeous as this elusive horse. Finally I found the gypsy breed. Now my husband had never been around horses so was not interested at all. So, my childhood copy of Black Beauty was placed in his reading section and all his stuff was removed so he would be forced to read and relate with horses. I then did more research because getting the horse I had seen so many years ago wasn't that easy. Much of what I saw was called a gypsy but it was not the long flowing mane ,tail and feather that I dreamed of. Also the price was CRAZY. My husband finally finished the book and after a year of searching we finally bought a mare Clononeen Kinsale. Black Beauty ROCKS! Kinsale gave birth to our first ever foal. This was a colt which we named and registered as Black Pearl's Cornelius with the GVHS. Sense that time we found Lacroix and added her to our family. Lacroix has given birth to 4 lovely gypsy babies. Dalliance, Calcifer, Beleidi, and Whimsy. We also added Nico to our farm but he sadly passed from a snake bite on July 2012.
These are all the kids that help with the horses. Mostly feeding them treats ,but every little bit of human contact works. 3 of the kids are mine and the other are my nieces and nephew. We all (horses included) live on the same property so the horses are exposed to laughing, screaming, playing kids on bikes and scooters. They also are exposed to every size dog you could think of and cats. They also hear loud live music weekly along with just about every other kind of noise you could think of.
We are huge environmentalists so you will not see our horses at shows hours from our home. We do not like to leave a big carbon footprint. Driving our horses cross country is not in the best interest of the precious world around us. We understand what large animal waste does to waterways and atmosphere and try to do what we can to minimize any ill affects of owning and breeding horses. Please do what you can to keep our planet happy.