Wow- Some really nice Gypsy Vanner Herd photos here. There is nothing more beautiful than a herd of Gypsy Vanners running. Jennifer Wilkening captured these amazing shots!
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Just looking thru some old photos of the Gypsy Vanner and thought I would share with you. I hope you enjoy. Most of these photographs were taken at Magnolia Ranch on Katy Texas, home of Gypsy MVP.
This is one fine looking Gypsy Vanner Stallion. His name is Crescendo. He is offered for sale by Gypsy MVP in Magnolia Texas.
He has Lion King legacy in his pedigree. For more information and more photos please view his web page: Crescendo
Sometimes a photo can speak a thousand words.
These Gypsy Vanners are offered for sale by Gypsy MVP in Katy Texas. Please visit their web site for more information: Gypsy MVP
Some Gypsy Horse Photographs compliments of Gypsy MVP Magnolia Ranch in Katy Texas. All of the Gypsy Horses are offered for sale so please feel free to call Erica at 281-389-3356 for more information or visit them on line at: Gypsy MVP
Sam 2010 Piebald Gypsy Vanner Colt offered for sale by Gypsy MVP in Katy Texas. He is expected to stand 14.3-15hh at maturity. Sam is out of Shannon Willow and by Samson. He is a sweet boy and learns fast. Like his older sister he has some flashy markings. This Gypsy colt has stallion potential but would make a wonderful Gypsy Vanner gelding as well. Anyone would be proud to have this flashy little boy in there barn. Please contact Erica for more details 281-389-3356.
This is one Gypsy Horse that knows how to strike a pose!
Meet Producer Strikes a Pose, the newest arrival at Gypsy MVP’s Magnolia Ranch in Katy Texas. This boy has it all, body, mind, and pedigree! Call Erica for details 281-389-3356.
I saw this Chestnut Gypsy Horse Today. He is absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t he the warmest most golden brown color! He is listed for sale by Gypsy MVP. Someone is going to fall in love with this beauty.
Gypsy Vanners horses originated in Ireland and England over a century ago. The were selectively breed to create a draft horse that could pull the gypsy caravans. A calm spirit and a wiling gentle attitude were a must as they were often ridden and driven by young gypsy children They were true work horse, needing little food or water during their work times.
Piebalds were the original color that they breed for. The piebald color is half black and half white They were breed to be magnificent show stoppers. There is nothing more breath taking than watching a Gypsy Vanner hitched to his wagon trotting down a busy street. Each family takes such pride in their horses and they often had spirited competitions to see whose stallion reins supreme.
Gypsy Vanner Conformation
The typical Gypsy Vanner stands about 14.3 hands high, and can be most any color now. They are prized for their arched crown back, smaller ears that curve inward, a round and correct heavy chest, thick boned legs with feathers that start at the knee in the front and the hock in the back that tent-like cover the hooves.
The Vanner should have a very chiseled and refined head with tapering towards the end of the muzzle, and kind, well set eyes. They should have a short back and a very well rounded hindquarter, and a crease down the center of the hindquarter that is called “Apple Butt.” The breed should also have a very wide and thick tail that is not set too high, and it may eventually drag the ground.
Gypsy families were not known for keeping written records due to their transient lifestyle. Most of the history that we have today is the result of the stories handed down from generation to generation.
In England, it is felt that the Shire, Dales Pony, and the Fells Pony along with the Clydesdale were the major influences. The Fells and Dales are native only to that country and much resemble smaller Friesians with a bit less feathering. In Ireland where more of these horses originated, they used the Shire and the Clydesdale with more influence for refining the horse from the Highland Pony.
Gypsy MVP America’s First Importer of Gypsy Vanners
If you would like to learn more about the Gypsy Vanner please contact Gypsy MVP. The are one of America’s first Gypsy Vanner breeders. They maintain a very large stock of these horses on several different ranches in Texas. They are known for their kind and gentle preservation of this beautiful breed.