Isn't he a lovely fellow? His name is Chief and he's a Gypsy cob. I've found some fascinating websites about these horses, which the Gypsies bred for their compact strenght, gentle nature and endurance. The hair around the fetlocks is called `feathers' and a wild mane and tail and full lush feathers are three of the marks of a Gypsy cob, as well as the piebald/skewbald colours.
I have fallen in love with the Gypsy Wizard at http://www.thegypsywizard.com/index2.htm
Take a look at this bloke, he's magnificent, a horse to carry you in your dreams.
Another fine Gypsy Cob stud is at http://www.heartsbloodwyld.com/ Don't forget to check out `the boys".
Gypsy cobs bring out the romantic in everyone.