hundreds of years, the Gypsies have traveled the roads of England in brightly
colored and beautifully carved wagons known as Vardos. To maintain this wandering
way of life, they created an extraordinary breed of horse, with enough endurance
and strength to pull a heavy wagon all day, the ability to subsist on whatever
grazing it could find on the side of the road, and an extremely calm temperament,
since a moment’s panic could quite literally result in the destruction
of its master’s home. The result, after hundreds of years of selective
breeding, is a beautiful, powerful and supremely gentle animal-the GYPSY COB.
Gypsies, traveling in their caravans, have been known by a variety of names,
including Travelers, Roma or Romany. The names for their horses reflect
this - Gypsy Vanners, Travelers Horses, Irish Cobs, Tinkers - but the name most
commonly used in the United Kingdom is GYPSY COBS. Gypsies still travel the
roads of England, Ireland and Europe. For centuries, their way of life has been
the stuff of legend and romance. Van Gogh painted them at sunset around
their campfires. Composers from Brahms to Ravel wove their traditional
melodies into classical music. The interest in these horses in the U.S. has
reached a fever pitch spurred by the importation of a limited select number
of GYPSY COBS in the last few years.
The interest in these horses in the U.S. has reached a fever pitch spurred by the importation of a limited select number of GYPSY COBS in the last few years. They are the perfect calm-natured virtually non-spookable horse for trail riding but with their feather flying they are also perfect flashy horses for Dressage, Jumping, and, of course, they are perfect for Driving, or just anytime you’d want to be noticed!
These incredible horses will be presented by Wizards Spell Ranch in Burleson during the Equine Expo of Texas. There will be every type from stallions to riding mares to newborn foals and several horses flown in from England specifically FOR SALE at the Equine Expo. This is the first exhibition of these incredible horses in the state of Texas. Additionally, a one of a kind true Gypsy Bow Top wagon imported directly from the Gypsies in England will be on display at the Expo.
For more info on the Expo go to www.EquineExpoOfTexas.com and for more info on the Gypsy Horses themselves go to www.GypsyCobsInTexas.com.
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