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The Story of the Gypsy Vanner Horse

The love affair between Gypsies and their horses is legendary. The had a vision to create a very special horse – a magical horse.

What’s In a Name? Until 1996, the word “Vanner” meant “a horse suitable to pull a caravan” according to The English Chambers Dictionary. Vanners pulls all freight in Great Britain before there were cars and trucks. A very old word, “Vanner” was removed from the English Chambers Dictionary in 1996 for lack of use. Coincidentally that was the same year the Gypsy Vanner Horse was recognized as a breed.

Did You Know? Gypsies believed their horses – especially the Vanners – brought them luck and love.

Read all about these incredible horses in issue 58.  For more read a preview of Gypsy Vanner Horses