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rnrnGypsey Vanner horses (also known as Irish Cob, Colored Cob, GypsyrnCob, Tinker Horse, and Gypsy Horses) originated in the British Isles. They are arnsmall, solidly-built horse of cob conformation and are often, but not always, piebaldrnor skewbald. They are the only broken-colored horse breed of the British Isles,rnand are particularly associated with the Pavee and Roma travelling peoples of Britainrnand Ireland.

rnrnFrom about 1850 travelling people in the British Isles beganrnto use a distinct type of horse to pull their vardos, the caravans in which theyrnhad just begun to live and travel. The color and look of the breed were refinedrnin the years after the Second World War. Horses of this type were first exportedrnto the United States in 1996.

rnrnGypsy Vanner Horses are relatedrnto Shire horses, Clydesdale horses, and native British ponies such as the Dales.rnGypsy Vanners are not a color breed. They have a heavy body type with heavy bonernand broad body like a draft, but short (usually standing 14-15 hands at the withers).rnGypsy Vanner horses come in any color, solid, tobiano and splash. They also havernan abundance of feather flowing from behind the knees and hocks, as well as a longrnfree flowing mane and tail. In addition they also possess a temperament that isrnfriendly and engaging.

rnrnSource: The Gypsy Vanner Horse Associationrnrn

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Gypsy Horse Registry of America, Inc. - www.ghra.us


Gypsy Vanner Horse Society Gypsy Vanner Horse Society - www.vanners.org


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