Gypsy Vanner Horse

Gypsy Vanners, also known as Gypsy Cob or Gypsy Horses, originated from Great Britain and Ireland. The Gypsy people bred these horses for many years to pull wagons and carry their children. Gypsy Vanners were imported into the US in 1996 and the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society was established as a registry for the breed.

The Gypsy Vanner Horse is a new and rare breed in the United States. They are most noticed for their abundant feathering and long manes and tails. The breed is known to have a docile, friendly and engaging temperament.  The majority of the breed stands 14-15 hands at the withers. The Gypsy Vanners are thought to have originated from a combination of breeds including Shire, Clydesdale and Dale ponies. Gypsy Vanners come in any color, solid, tobiano and splash.

All our Gypsy Vanners are registered with GVHS.

 PSSM1 in Gypsy Vanners

Type 1 Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM1) is a muscle disease characterized by accumulation of abnormal complex sugars (glycogen) in skeletal muscles. The accumulation of abnormal sugars can cause breakdown of muscle fibers (rhabdomyolosis) which leads to muscle pain, weakness, skin twitching, sweating, and reluctance to move.