While I love to photograph any type of horse, I am definitely drawn to the Gypsy Vanner horse in particular.
I love their flowing manes and tails and gorgeous movement. They have such a variety of colors and patterns and amazing personalities.

History of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Breed

According to the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, they were bred to create a perfect breed to pull gypsy caravans.
Gypsy Vanner horses did not arrive in North America until 1996.
Gypsy Vanners are small-sized draft horses. They have the Shire, Clydesdale, and Dales in their lineage.
They are recognized by body type and are not a color breed. The Gypsy Vanner horse comes in a variety of colors. 
The breed is also known as the Gypsy Cob, Tinker Cob, and Tinker Horse.
For a thorough history of the Gypsy Vanner breed, read this article by the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society.

Learn More about Gypsy Vanner Horses


If you would like to learn more about the Gypsy Vanner breed, here are a few resources to get you started:

Gypsy Vanner Horse Society

Gypsy Gold


Gypsy Vanner Horse Photography


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