Gypsy horses - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Essex
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
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!!!
Dionne is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 12:40 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,156
• Horses: 2
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.
ChevyPrincess is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 488
• Horses: 2
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.


Laura
"When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter." -- Roy Rogers
ridesapaintedpony is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North West
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
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
perfectpony is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 04:10 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,047
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dionne View Post
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.
Rissa is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 10-03-2009, 11:21 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sonoran desert
Posts: 698
• Horses: 2
I'm obsessed, they are BEYOND gorgeous.






Rachel

dashygirl is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 10-04-2009, 05:43 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 282
• Horses: 1
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.
cheply is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 10-10-2009, 12:33 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: yorkshire england
Posts: 633
• Horses: 0
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

Last edited by jimmy; 10-10-2009 at 12:34 PM. Reason: mistake
jimmy is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-11-2009, 10:43 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,197
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridesapaintedpony View Post
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?!
my2geldings is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northen KY
Posts: 13
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rissa View Post
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:
Question Most Often Asked

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


~Kate
A.K.A Heffie's Mom
CuteLilKatieKat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Someone came to look at Gypsy! travlingypsy Horse Talk 12 12-05-2010 11:46 AM
The Gypsy Vanner ChevyPrincess Draft Horses 6 09-30-2009 09:24 AM
Me and Gypsy! travlingypsy Horse Riding Critique 13 04-24-2009 02:49 PM
Gypsy Horses RusticWildFire Horse Breeds 21 08-07-2008 09:54 AM
Gypsy Horse Chick Horse Talk 5 04-20-2007 11:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome