View Full Version : What is a Gypsy Vanner?
23rd March 2010, 02:50 PM
Can someone tell me what the difference is between a gypsy vanner and a traditional cob? Are they the same thing?
Just been browsing horsemart and Im clueless lol
23rd March 2010, 02:54 PM
pretty much yes they are the same thing..gypsy vanners are termed that if they are from gypsies, where they are compact with plenty of bone,thickset...basically for pulling the roll top caravan's, gypsy vanners shouldnt vary to much where a traditional can with the amount of feather,mane,bone,length and width of horse and the weight type, but over all yes they are generally the same thing
23rd March 2010, 03:20 PM
AFAIK Gypsy Vanner is the American name for an Irish/gypsy/tinker's/traditional/coloured cob...
they seem to have a lot of names these days! :lol:
23rd March 2010, 05:18 PM
Hmmmm ok, so I dont think there is much difference really? The vanner cobs ive seen on horsemart just look like normal traditionals and the gypsy cobs look like vanner cobs.... and it goes back to the start again!
Does sound like different people using different terms or american way of saying things etc.
23rd March 2010, 05:41 PM
I've heard a lot of stories about what a gypsy vanner really is.
The one that seems to set though is they're just your average traditional cob, but were renamed gypsy vanners over in america to make them sound more posh than they actually were, and there was a big phase of lots of people wanting this 'new breed' as there weren't many over in america at one point, and by renaming them and using that market they were sold very over priced but made the dealers a lot of money.
23rd March 2010, 07:26 PM
they allways have to be diffrent...lol...
24th March 2010, 10:37 AM
Mmmm not sure about that PL. Finn's breeder sells Traditional Feathered Cob and gypsies buy from this him, also Finn is registered with the Gypsy Cob Association. If you google D'jango Jazz of The Lion King you will that he is registered with various associations including gypsy vanner and gypsy cob yet apart from markings he identical to Finn's sire Tom Tom, and how I expect Finn to turn out. I think true Traditional Feathered, Gypsy Cobs and Vanners are one and the same.
Finn @ 10 months
24th March 2010, 10:49 AM
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_vanner
24th March 2010, 11:22 AM
Ooh lots of info. Wikipedia basically says a vanner horse is... then says also known as traditional/ gypsy/ cob lol so their thinking their all the same???
My Crazy Clan
26th March 2010, 03:48 PM
I guess its whatever you want it too be! I've seen a few on horsemart that are huge but not hairy, I always believed a gypsy vanner was a short cob with seriously huge a mount of feather.
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