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Mirage's Family History
Moonlight Mirage
Moonlight Mirage
    Great Grandparents
  Grandparents Lunar Eclipse (s)
  Flying Promise (s)  
Parents   Flying Dream (m)
Moonlight Dancer (s)    
    Midnight Star (s)
  Dreamer (m)  
    Dream Angel (m)
     
    Spirit (s)
  Diamond Beauty (s)  
    Starfire (m)
Mountain Jewel (m)    
    Mountain Mirage (s)
  Dark Warrior (m)  
    Dark Jewel (m)
     

BREED HISTORY

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

The Gypsy Vanner is a horse breed with its origin among the Irish Travellers, or Gypsies, of the British Isles. The breed is half a century old and was developed to be strong, patient and docile for pulling caravans carrying gypsy children who often ride bareback. The Gypsy Vanner originates from a combination of Freisian, Clydesdale, Shire, and Dales pony blood.

The typical Gypsy Vanner measures 14 to 15 hands high (1 hand = 4 inches). The most common coloring is piebald (black and white) or skewbald (brown and white), two variations of pinto coloring. Their build is powerful and compact, with a short neck and back, a broad chest, heavy hips and round withers. Gypsy Vanners often excel in jumping, dressage and driving events.