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The Gypsy Horse, also known as Gypsy Vanner®, Gypsy Cob, and Romany Horse, is a rare breed with traits of intelligence, kindness and docility, a Golden Retriever
They are not a color breed it is a body type. They were bred by Gypsy Travelers to pull their carriages
and carts. They come in a variety of colors,
but the most prized being the spectacular pinto patterns. They boast luxurious long flowing manes and tails and
plentiful leg feathering is highly desirable.
The Gypsy Vanner's endurance, durability
and responsiveness makes it an attractive asset to any farm and/or family life!
The Gypsies reportedly valued horses as their most prized possessions, and
when a horse was particularly good, they would say, “That’s a vanner.” Gypsy
Vanners were developed from stock that included Friesian, Shire, Clydesdale
and Dales pony.
The breed is relatively compact, averaging between 14.1 and 15.2 hands.
the horses generally weigh between 1,100 and 1,700 pounds. They are
noted for their broad chests and heavy hips complimented by a short neck and
back. The Gypsies found them well suited for both harness use and bareback
riding. Their athleticism and trainability make them ideal for anything from
pleasure riding to dressage.