Cobs For Sale: Gypsy Cobs Guide
Learn about Gypsy cobs in this article. If you’re considering cobs for sale, the information in this article may prove helpful.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Browsing on the Horsemart website for cobs for sale? One of the most popular of cob breeds is the Gypsy cob, sometimes referred to as the Gypsy Vanner worldwide.
The Gypsy cob breed has a number of intriguing characteristics, and although little research has been carried out on the history of the breed, today they are an increasingly popular choice with many horse enthusiasts.
Learn more about the Gypsy cob breed and how to choose between cobs for sale in the guide below.
Gypsy Cob: Essential Information
1. Gypsy cob breed colouring can vary, but the majority of horses will have a tobiano coat, a spotted colouring found on most Pinto horses. However, it’s often the feathering around the legs that offers the most distinctive physical characteristic of this breed.
2. These particular horses have a powerful bone structure, which makes them a perfect fit for any rider looking to pursue an interest in endurance riding – a fit, physically healthy Gypsy cob should be able to cover long distances without showing any outward signs of tiring.
3. Another appealing attributes that can make Gypsy cobs an attractive purchase for the enthusiastic rider is their versatility. These intelligent horses can be trained with relative ease, and can adapt well to both the English riding style and the Western style and even for driving.
4. Surprisingly, very little information in known about the origins of the gypsy cob, and research into the bloodline still remains fairly inconclusive. In fact, the Gypsy cob was not a recognised breed until the late 20th century. However, nowadays there are three separate classifications for the breed, with cobs separated by height. Cobs also tend to be separated into two colour categories – skewbald and piebald.
5. Despite the lack of scientific knowledge relating to the history of the Cob, they can be broadly compared with a mix of other breeds. They are similar in appearance, temperament and versatility to the Shire, Clydesdales, Dales and Friesian breeds, so it may be worth investigating these cobs for sale if you’re torn between a couple of the breeds listed above.
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