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post #1 of 16 Old 10-09-2011, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Gipsy Vanner stallion - critique

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I have no experience with Gipsy Vanners so I don't know how to judge their conformation or aspect. My boss wants to buy a Gipsy Vanner so we almost bought this one. We will put down the first payment for him. His name is Rafael, he is from France, 3 year old stallion, 14.2 hands high and 5500 Euros. He was started under saddle, has no vices and is very calm and sweet. We will have a trainer so it's not a problem that he is not very good under saddle or that he is a stallion. He won't be gelded because in my country they are extremely rare and besides of that we won't have mares on the property.


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post #2 of 16 Old 10-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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Looks beautiful to me!

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I have no personal knowledge of this breed so can't offer much of an opinion. I will say that he seems wonderful!
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-09-2011, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. He is surely beautiful even if I don't like Gipsy Vanners to much. I am curios to see how he's personality is. I have no experience with draft breeds whatsoever. Hopefully on November we will go and take him.

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He certainly looks gorgeous. GYpsy Vanners tend to be stunning.
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He looks very sway-backed or maybe just croup-high? I'm not good at conformation and won't pretend to be, but his back doesn't look right to me. I suppose this could be a "he's young" thing though... Hopefully someone who knows more than myself can shed some light on that.
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@ riccil0ve: Yes I see were are you coming from. He looks to be somehow swaybacked. I didn't noticed.

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haha his moustache caught my eye right away!! He is cute but I did notice the sway back look but he could still have some growing to do could level out some....maybe
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-09-2011, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully he is just in an odd stage. They say that he is great quality and has great conformation. And he is also a bit high priced compared to their other horses. I don't that a high price is not an indicator of quality but I ask myself why he is so high priced. My boss chose him based only on his looks because he is not a horse person at all. He just wants a Gipsy Vanner so I try to see if he is conformationaly correct also.

I've seen that his croup is higher than his withers and somehow to sloppy but I thought that it's because his young age. I searched now on internet and Gipsies seems to have somehow a more arched back than other breed. Maybe I'm wrong so I really want other opinions.

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Sorry for the double post it was to late to edit. I've searched on internet and I've seen that it's common for them to have this kind of back. I don't like it, still I don't know if it's normal or if it's a fault but certainly it's not uncommon. Still hope that it's because of his young age.

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