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    10-01-2009, 12:50 PM
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Foal
Gypsy horses

We have chosen our favourite breed, the Gypsy Horses, They are absolutely stunning looking horses. What are they like, are they good as family horses or do they need to work? Are health tests breed specific or are they the same for all breeds? What health tests do we need to look for? So much to find out!!!
     
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    10-01-2009, 01:40 PM
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Yearling
The Gypsy Vanner was originally bred by Gypsy's as carriage horses. The Gypsy horse was bred for courage, calmness, strength, and to be loyal. I have never owned one, but they are gorgeous, and pricey for good blood lines.

Every horse needs work, and it's more of a personality thing to whether the horse is a family horse or not. Some are on the shorter side by they have a good range of height. I would suggest going to websites who breed them to find more about them.
     
    10-01-2009, 03:18 PM
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Weanling
Don't know much about them except they are beautiful. I'm seeing more and more of them. One was being ridden at a local Celebration of the Horse last Saturday.

     
    10-01-2009, 03:35 PM
  #4
Foal
I have one crossed with a tb, she is ab fab! She's sparky and sharp, jumps like a stag and is avery good comp horse, but soon as the kids get on she's perfect with them, very quiet x
     
    10-01-2009, 05:10 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Dionne    
We have chosen our favourite breed, the Gypsy Horses, They are absolutely stunning looking horses. What are they like, are they good as family horses or do they need to work? Are health tests breed specific or are they the same for all breeds? What health tests do we need to look for? So much to find out!!!

Work? Lol, have you seen all that hair? Also if you're in the US be prepared to pay 10 grand and up.
     
    10-03-2009, 12:21 PM
  #6
Weanling
I'm obsessed, they are BEYOND gorgeous.





     
    10-04-2009, 06:43 PM
  #7
Weanling
Wow that first pic is beautiful.
There is a gypsy horse at one of my barns. She seems just lovely. The kids always get on her and ride her bareback.. doubles! Haha.
     
    10-10-2009, 01:33 PM
  #8
Weanling
Is that 1st pic the lion king? A firiend of mine has a stallion related to him in ireland he,s a miniature of him sorry 2nd pic
     
    10-11-2009, 11:43 AM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by ridesapaintedpony    
Don't know much about them except they are beautiful. I'm seeing more and more of them. One was being ridden at a local Celebration of the Horse last Saturday.

poor animal, how did he see?!
     
    10-13-2009, 11:50 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by Rissa    
Work? Lol, have you seen all that hair? Also if you're in the US be prepared to pay 10 grand and up.
Actually, they can do just about anything, up to a certain level. Clydes work, even with all their feather - its the same thing. Check this out:
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Also, in case you haven't looked at prices lately, you can find A LOT for below 10k. In fact, I just bought one for less than that. Check this site out:
American Gypsy Horses - Home

     

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