I was wondering if anyone here owns or has been around a Gypsy Vanner. They are beautiful animals and sound like wonderful tempered horses. I am going to visit 3 breeders in FL. One of who brought the first gypsy to america. I would just like info and personal experiences that you have had with them. If they are as great as they sound? I wouldnt want to pay that much money for an ill tempered horse.
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If they are the same horses that I knew as a child growing up in Europe, I'm not sure if you'd want one as a riding horse. Of course, you did'nt say that;so perhaps I'm assuming too much. They are a tough little horse built for pulling the Gypsy caravans, and are like a small Shire, with very picturesque colouring. If it's the same horse, it would be very unique indeed.
I have seen and ridden the Gypsy's. They are an amazing horse. Very airy gait. I was looking to purchase one, then bought a house. Now I am mac and cheese broke lol. If you want a multi purpose horse, or just the best friend you will ever have I would highly reccomend one. The Foals this lady had were just the sweetest things you have ever seen. Only a couple months old, and would come right up to you. Good luck
Just be careful! Like it was with friesians people are breeding the hell out of them and selling anything that looks the least bit flashy for obscene amounts of money and pay no attention to ability and temperament.
The only ones i have gotten to meet in person were all over there owners and all the owners could say was they would bring them so much money in after they started breeding. If your horse can not stand next to you without literally trying to trample you-don't breed it!
I have seen some gorgeous ones that look talented online though. I have to say the one stallion I saw at the equine affair was beautiful -not at all well behaved but I am sure a lot of that is his owners fault. They are just so big and flowy and have all the color I always wanted in a friesian.
I have to say with the market the way it is you can get a horse for a fourth of what you could a few years ago. I have seen horses that would sell for 30 or 40 thousand going for five. Its nutts. But the gypsy breeders seem to still be getting top dollar. You could get an awesome horse right now-I wish I had the money for a third. I heard some horses went for next to nothing at quarter horse congress.
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I have a 3 year old gypsy vanner gelding, he is awesome, calm disposition. best breed. I love all the draft horses. good luck in your search. mine is from Vanner Manor in Canada. he was around $6200, and 750 to ship him to me.