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    Exclusive Event: Gypsy Horse Photoshoot and Carriage Ride

    Exclusive Event: Gypsy Horse Photoshoot and Carriage Ride

    Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010
    Time: 10:00 AM

    Meet Up location: The meet up location will be McDonalds at the Lindale Exit off I-20. Posted in separate meet-up. We will meet at 9:00 am at the McDonalds, then caravan to the Horse Farm.

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    There will be a Free Carriage Ride after the Photo-shoot for those interested.

    About the Gypsy Horse (History):

    The gypsy horse was developed over hundreds of years by selectively cross-breeding the Friesian, the Clydesdale, the Shire, the Fells Pony and the Dales Pony. The resulting horse of preference, which is thought to have originally emerged some time in the 1600s, was one which had to be sound, strong, intelligent, docile, athletic, gentle, kind, colorful and possessed of exceptional stamina and endurance...to say nothing of a willingness to learn. According to some historians, the forerunner of today's gypsy horse came into existence around 600 B.C., when metalworkers travelled the countryside with their families in barrel top wagons.

    The most popular gypsy horse is known as the "Vanner" or "Cob" (also sometimes referred to as the "Irish Tinker"). Something akin to a mini draft horse, this hearty and compact little animal usually stands between 14 and 15.2 hands, sturdily built with a good deal of feathering and hair. Its neck and back are short, providing the animal with the strength needed to pull the colorful caravans. Heavy of bone, with flat knees and ample hooves, the physical foundation of this magnificent horse sustains a body which consists of a broad chest and heavy hips. In addition, the withers are rounded, making the gypsy horse very suitable for harness and the bareback riding style of the Rom children. An abundance of mane, tail and feather also lends the gypsy horse something of a "magical" look, true to its heritage.

    Gypsy horses comes in a selection of colors...pinto and solid...with the preferred variety being those whose coats are Pinto in pattern (i.e., a combination of two colors in large markings), either Piebald (black-and-white) or Skewbald (any single color with white, other than black). Two distinctive gypsy horse patterns later evolved from Piebald and Skewbald, being Tobiana (white with large spots of color, often overlapping) and Overo (colored with white markings). One unusual and highly-prized pattern is the Blagdon, being any solid color with white splashed under the belly. Since the gypsy lifestyle cannot tolerate an animal that might endanger lives, any horse displaying an ill-temper or jumpiness or an aggressive nature is immediately banished. In competition, the gypsy horse excels at dressage, endurance, eventing, jumping and anything connected with driving.
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    This is one of the Gypsy Horses. They are stunning, esp. when they are running.
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    It's really annoying how people use TPF for a bulletin board and don't contribute! That really encourages people to come to your events.

    On the flip side... I guess you're still contributing (to photography).

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    I sent you a PM. I am giving the statement a general benefit of the doubt.

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    I don't understand.......

    ....... If your meetup group is private, why do you post here? And why so many private meetups posted back to back? And why private? Does "pirvate" and "selective" mean the same thing? Please un-confuse me.


    The Organizer has made this Meetup Group privateIts content is only available to members.

    To learn more, contact the organizer directly, or you can go ahead and join the group.
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    I set the group to private, because meet up sent out a notice that others were stealing photographs from groups. By setting the group to private it locks pictures posted so that others can not copy them and only members can view them.

    All you have to do is set up a profile and join the group. It was a protection precaution for the group.

    Form some reason when I copied the calendar link, it give that instead.

    Thanks so much for inquire. My upmost apologies for the confusion.
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    Thanks Jen. I'm sorry, my wording was way too "red neck" in my previous post.

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    That's a beautiful animal!

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    @ David: Not a problem.

    @ Tom: My apologies for offending, disrespecting, or you in anyway. My intent is not to use the forum as a bulletin board, but rather provide events that photographers could not otherwise attend. It is my way of giving back. I have been absent for the community due to personal issues involving my son's illness. Now that I am getting back in the swing of things, I wanted to share some cool events that members would otherwise not know about or get to attend. Hope this helps.

    @toverman: It is a magnificent animal and the beauty when running in its natural setting is stunning. Please come and join us.
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    Ok, I want to step in even though it seems to have washed over, Jen is never anything but giving. She donates her time ALL THE TIME to organize events that we can photograph that we never would have been able to do otherwise. I see her at these events, not taking pictures herself, but running to the store to buy the photographers food, bug spray and everything else. Heck, I don't know if I have attened an event yet where she actually WAS shooting. She usually ends up staying late at whatever event to get what pictures she can.

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    is this a private meet up or can anyone contribute?

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    Carman: Anyone can join. You only have to pay the $25 annual fee to attend the exclusive events. Otherwise, there are a lot of regular events I put on.

    Please check us out.

    @ Lyncca....I am very humbled. Thank you for your kind words. This group if for you guys. I just oversee to make sure the members have everything they need and provide a safe place to venture and take pictures.
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    That is an amazing horse. It makes my heart go pitter patter.. I've always been a horse girl :) Too bad I am going to be up to my eyeballs in engagement shoots by then. Maybe next time :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcopes View Post
    Carman: Anyone can join. You only have to pay the $25 annual fee to attend the exclusive events. Otherwise, there are a lot of regular events I put on.

    Please check us out.

    @ Lyncca....I am very humbled. Thank you for your kind words. This group if for you guys. I just oversee to make sure the members have everything they need and provide a safe place to venture and take pictures.
    Nobody is gonna pick on you while I am around
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