gypsy horse

Gypsy Horses

Gypsy Horse with Fair Maiden (by Portrait Artist - Enzie Shahmiri)
©Enzie Shahmiri

At the Renaissance Fair, a coral housed Gypsy horses. Since I knew nothing about them a quick google search filled in the blanks.

Braided Gypsy Horse (by Portrait Artist - Enzie Shahmiri)
©Enzie Shahmiri

The gypsy bred horse dates back many years to when Gypsies or Romany Folk roamed freely across the United Kingdom. The primary function of these horses was to pull the brightly colored, bow-topped wagons called Vardos which were the gypsy's home on wheels. The gypsies would travel year round in these wagons searching for work during spring picking and harvest seasons. While initially bred and used as a caravan horse, selected breeding changes over time created a horse that is magnificent in stature, intelligent, willing and easy to train, and has a temperament that is friendly and engaging. Today this beautiful horse can be seen performing a variety of equine disciplines including driving, jumping, dressage and trail. Source: American Gypsy Horse Breed Association

Gyspy Horse
©Enzie Shahmiri

In order to get a decent shot, I would have had to climb the railing but thought better of it. Maybe next time :)!

Warlock One of the Most Beautiful Gypsy Vanner Stallions We Have Seen