The Gypsy Vanner Horse Breed is a relatively new breed of horse discovered in Great Britain/Ireland. The breed was developed to create the perfect caravan horse, a small draft horse with more feather in the legs, more color, and a more refined head.
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one of our gypsy horses who is often used in commercials and photo shoots.
This photo was for a Mexican Quinceañera celebration for when a girl turns 15.
OUR DAUGHTER WITH GYPSY VANNER BAILEY PHOTO GALLERY
OUR SON WITH GYPSY VANNER BAILEY PHOTO GALLERY
BOB WITH GYPSY VANNER BAILEY PHOTO GALLERY
Excerpt About Gypsy Vanner Horse History
Founded November 24, 1996, the GVHS is the world’s first registry to recognize a breed of horse developed by the Gypsies of Great Britain/Ireland and the only such registry founded on an in depth study of British/Irish Gypsies and their horses.
All breeds result from a crossing of breeds by someone or some culture focused on creating a specific looking horse born from their dreamed image – their vision. Once the ideal horse is achieved and recognized, the basic function of a breed society is to protect, educate about, perpetuate and promote the breed. With our breed and the magic it holds, the opportunity is greater.
Soon after World War II, a vision was born by the Gypsies of Great Britain to create the perfect caravan horse; “a small Shire, with more feather, more color and a sweeter head” was the goal. Selective breeding continued virtually unknown to the outside world for over half a century until two Americans, Dennis and Cindy Thompson, while traveling through the English countryside, noticed a magical looking horse standing in a field. It was that very horse who became the key to unlocking the heretofore-unknown vision and genetics that created the Gypsies’ “vanner” breed (a horse suitable to pull a caravan). Be it good fortune, good luck or pure Gypsy magic, a passion was born in the Thompson’s to understand the little stallion that captured their attention and stole their hearts. It would take years of research – without the help of the Internet – to learn about this special horse and, just as importantly, the colorful culture, which had created it.