Characteristics

Gypsy horses' manageability is a big part of what makes them stand out from other breeds, and their docile temperament makes them a great choice for riders of all different ages and abilities. What often needs to be trained into other horses — well, it just comes naturally to Gypsy horses.

Two distinctive characteristic of the breed are their long, flowing manes and tails, and the lovely feathering of hair that completely covers their hooves. The general conformation of the Gypsy Cob or Gypsy Vanner reflects their versatility across a variety of disciplines including dressage, hunters, jumpers, western and driving. They are very flexible and will excel at most equestrian sports and activities. 

If you have ever seen them at a horse show, then you know that the movement of these animals is a delight to watch.