Gypsy Vanner Horse Owners I need your knowledge

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Egg_newton, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Songster

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    I am currently in no position to get one but would like to someday. I can't find a whole lot of info on these guys and would like some input. I think they are absolutely beautiful and think one would be a great addition to a farm as a work/riding horse. I was thinking they are not as fragile as other breeds because they are heavier boned. Or if someone has an opinion on a equally magnificent looking breed that would be a great work/ riding horse.
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  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    They are gorgeous, aren't they?

    I don't own one, but I'm sure the breed assoc. has some info and probably a database of breeders divided by region or state. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    They are stunning

    There is someone on here that owns one, try a search
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I would love to own one as they seem to be the perfect size (height wise) and they have that big boned body. My problem would be the feathers! I don't know how int he world owners keep them clean!

    I also ran across spotted drafts, which look similar to gypsy vanners, but are a little larger than the vanners. I've also seen them called "Drum horses". They tend to be a little cheaper than gypsy vanners though, but look almost the same.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have a chance to breed one to my Mustang mare who is built like a tank.......... I just need to find out how to do her heat cycle etc............ [​IMG] I need big boned horses, LOL [​IMG]
     
  6. Egg_newton

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    Quote:OMG! You can't even tell the Drum horse from the Vanner. Except I think the Drum is a little bigger. Vanners are usually 14 hands where as the Drum is more like 16. The Drum is part Vanner from my brief reading according to standard they are Shire, Clydesdale, and Gypsy Horse, where no single breed listed above exceeds 87% (7/8) of the total make-up and the percentage of Gypsy Horse blood does not fall below 12.5% (1/8) Must do more research on the Drum horse. TY
     
  7. RabbitMage

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    Quote:You could just adopt a big boned pinto Mustang for $125...there's hundreds, maybe thousands of them in holding pens across the US!
     
  8. Sock Puppet

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    That is my dream horse and hope to own one someday.

    the Drum Horse is made by crossing draft (usually Shires) to a Gypsy Vanner (one on the larger side) ex. The Lion King, He was a beautiful Black and White (Shire size) Stallion used to create Drum Horses.

    Colorado River Gypsy Horses (formally know as Black Forest Shires and Gypsy Horses) I started following these guys when they only had Shires. They started importing Gypsy Vanners and that is when I fell in love with the Breed. They dont import anymore (dont know what happened but the man and son are now on their own). They still sell but dont have nearly has many.

    I prefer mine on the smaller side but that is me. They are beautiful and I bet you wouldnt regret getting one.
     
  9. lorieMN

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    Quote:drums,gypsys and spotted drafts are all different breeds..each has their own registry..drums are part gypsy,..also they are just called gypsys,,vanner is a trade name one guy stuck on his line and everyone started calling them all that.
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:You could just adopt a big boned pinto Mustang for $125...there's hundreds, maybe thousands of them in holding pens across the US!

    That is how I got my Mustang, but she wants to be a momma so bad. She adopted my mini stallion and even started producing milk for him, took me forever to wean him.. LOL
     

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