The Gypsy Vanner is a breed of horse with Tobiano color-ing and some draft horse characteristics. There is no exact known history of the Gypsy Vanner.
It is believed that the Gypsy Vanner drafts are descended from a combination of Shires, Clydesdales, Friesians and Dales Ponies, with their origins in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
There is no set color standard for Vanners, although the most common are piebald and skewbald, two variations of pinto coloring. The typical "Gypsy Vanner" or "Drummer" horses are known for their abundance of hair and "feather" (long hair starting at the cannon bone and flowing down over the hooves). The build is powerful and compact, with a short neck and back.
The Gypsy Vanner is fairly small, the typical horse measures about 15 hands, but has the strength needed to pull a heavy caravan. The cannon diameter can range from 8-12".
The chest is broad, the hips are heavy, and the withers are round. Vanners must also have excellent endurance, and be able to go long distances without tiring. R Gypsy Horses strives to produce horses that meet not only the breed characteristics but also exude the breeds charisma, romance and docile nature.
When purchasing a Gypsy Vanner Horse from us you can be assured that you’re acquiring not only a great horse but also a friend for life.