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gypsyvanner“‘Gypsy’ is a type of horse, also known in Europe as Tinker, or Gypsy Cob. In the U.S., the Gypsy Vanner is a breed developed from a select group of stallions and mares first imported from the British Isles in 1996. These horses are small – 13.2 to 15.2 hands – solidly built with a Cob conformation, and are often, but not always, piebald or skewbald. They look like small Shires – one of the largest of the horse breeds. They are often associated with the ‘traveling,’ or Roma people of Britain and Ireland – people we would also call Gypsies.

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