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    05-18-2012, 02:13 PM
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Foal
Gypsy vanner in the mediteranean

Hi all,

I'm looking for some basic information on Gypsy vanner (Tinker) regarding acceptable climates.
Im in Crete, Greece in the middle of the mediteranean sea. Would a gypsy vanner do well here?

I would apreciate any advice.
Thanks.
     
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    05-18-2012, 02:18 PM
  #2
Showing
Horses can adapt to any climate. They're pretty versatile.
     
    05-18-2012, 03:26 PM
  #3
Weanling
You would probably need to clip him and braid his mane if it's to long and heavy. It will be ideal for him to have lots of shade in those hot days also. My employer has a Gipsy Vanner in Romania and from what I've seen he did absolutely wonderful in winter but now he has more problems with the heat than the other horses. If outside is hot and he is kept in a poorly ventilated barn he is completely wet while the other horses are just fine. Outside he prefers to stay in his run in shelter.
We clipped him a month and a half ago and his coat is almost the same as it was before the clipping.

So he will probably adapt to the mediteranean conditions but you need to help him a bit to make his life easier.
     
    05-18-2012, 10:46 PM
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Started
If he's coming from another mild climate, he'll do just fine. If coming into severely hot weather, from a cold climate, then you'll need to watch him as he gets used to it and make sure he doesn't overheat.

Gypsies do very well here in often 120 degrees.

And remember, unless registered in the Vanner registry, Gypsies are not Gypsy Vanners. Comparitively few are. Most do not call them 'vanners'. It was a name made up by a person in America, who started a registry called Vanner. The vast majority across the world, call them Gypsy Horses,Cobs or Tinkers.

Where is your new horse coming from? Be careful when choosing your new horse. Many very poor quality Gypsies and some even mixes, are being sent by the truck-load, into European countries now, for resale.

Lizzie
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    05-19-2012, 07:02 AM
  #5
Foal
Thank you all for your replies !
So it won’t be so difficult as I thought and the problems from hot weather can be hundled.
The horse will come from Bulgaria ,Varna ,a city near Black Sea .The climate is close enough to ours except the snow in the winter .Horse’s parents came from Holland and as I can see they are in perfect condition in Bulgaria.
I was just wondering why there are no Tinker horses in Greece , and some people told me that they develop skin problems because of the Greek weather..
     
    05-19-2012, 11:27 AM
  #6
Started
Gypsies are found all over the world and in many climates. Like any other breed, some might have skin problems, but it probably wouldn't be from the weather. Feather, as in all feathered breeds, needs constant attention, so they do not get problems, such as scratches and CPL. Make sure you have a vet check before purchase and that the vet is thoroughly aquainted with CPL. Most vets are not.

I've seen some scam 'Gypsy Vanner' ads from Bulgaria, so be careful where you plonk your money. Do you know the breeders and/or the background of the horse you are considering?

Lizzie
     
    05-19-2012, 12:23 PM
  #7
Foal
I'll keep all that in mind...Thank you . I''ll go there personaly to find out ,but as I allready know it's a big farm ,well known, in Varna.
     
    05-19-2012, 12:26 PM
  #8
Started
So glad you will be able to visit. Have you already a horse in mind? Any pics?

Lizzie
     
    05-19-2012, 12:52 PM
  #9
Foal
Well I haven't pic any, I want to see them all first but here are some pics from the family! Tell me what you think!










     
    05-19-2012, 12:57 PM
  #10
Weanling
I didn't knew that there were people in Bulgaria that sells Gypsy Horses. We imported our Gypsy from France so it would have been easier to import a horse from Bulgaria to Romania than from France. Good luck with your purchase! Hope it will work well for you.
     

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