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Gypsy Vanner Stallions have grown in popularity since the introduction in the United States in the mid 1990s. They were first bred by the Gypsy nomadic people to add flair to their caravans and still be a good pack horse. The breed originated from a combination of the Clydesdale, Fells pony, Highland pony and Dales pony. Standing at 14.2 – 15.2 hands tall, it is suitable for all athletic and riding purposes, favored in America for breeding.
When determining whether a Gypsy Vanner Stallion is appropriate for stud service, one must look at the unique characteristics. The stallion should have a broad chest, short back and heavy hips. The legs will have a flat bone at the knee and feathering that covers the front hooves. With the right stud, one can expect a foal that is intelligent, strong, athletic, docile and colorful.
Gypsy Vanner Stud Service
There are several ways to produce an award winning Gypsy Vanner. Many choose to purchase a high quality stallion, take their mare to a stud on another farm, or buy semen that is shipped to them directly. Whatever method one chooses, be sure to research all information pertaining to cost and safety. Stud services normally run $1000 to $3000 depending on the strength of the breed. If a mare is taken to another farm for breeding, the owner may incur boarding and veterinarian expenses. The mare may not be receptive to the stallion and injuries could occur.
Transported Gypsy Vanner Semen
Transported semen has to be precise according to the mare’s date of ovulation. An experienced veterinarian will determine this time and the semen will need to be shipped out 24 hours prior. Fed Ex is normally utilized for overnight transportation, but this becomes a problem on weekends. Shipments are not picked up on Saturdays and Sundays, making a Monday insemination difficult. The owner of the receiving mare may need to wait another 21 days for ovulation. A problem with transported semen is their length of life. They do not live as long as live cover cells due to the stress of collection and shipping. This makes the timing of ovulation of utmost importance. A positive aspect is the ability to keep the mare on her own farm. Some get stressed when placed inside a trailer for transporting. Those mares that already have a foal do not have to worry about being separated during the insemination process.
Purchasing a Gypsy Vanner Stallion for Your Breeding Program
Purchasing a Gypsy Vanner Stallion can set one back several thousands of dollars. The cost depends on the bloodline of the shire and stud. Average prices range from $10,000 to $45,000 with mares costing slightly lower. Once a purchase is made and the Gypsy Vanner Stallion has been registered, regular veterinarian checkups need to be completed. The difference with breeding in this manner is the restriction to only the stallion you have purchased. Most breeders will collect several stallions to offer more bloodlines when running an actual business. For individuals simply wanting a quality Gypsy Vanner Stallion, other means of breeding may be more appropriate and cost effective.
Gypsy MVP is America’s most trusted source for Gypsy Vanner Breeding Information. Please feel free to contact Erica for more information about our Gypsy Vanner Stud & Semen services here in Texas. You may call her at 281-389-3356
Just wanted to share some photos of the gypsy vanner horses. The photos are of Ghost Rider, Juno, and Sundance. They are all offered for sale. These are some truly magnificent horses. They would make the perfect addition to any gypsy vanner breeding program.
As a side note we listed a new gypsy vanner stallion today. He has the most beautiful carribean blue eye! Take a look: Gypsy Vanner Stallion-King Richard
These are more great shots of Sundance. He is one magnificent stallion. If you would like to see more photos and learn more about him visit his web page: Sundance
Charsima is a very sweet Gypsy Vanner stallion. He is a beautiful Chocolate Palomino. Normally Charisma has a long flowing mane, but he loves to play with the babies and they chewed it out. He has great movement and conformation. This stallion gets along well with other horses. We have pastured him with or geldings and he enjoys the company.
Charisma is a proven stallion producing many amazing foals. His sire is the famous stallion named “The Boss” AKA “The Business” (now deceased).
Charisma is one of only 5 or 6 mature chocolate palomino stallions in the country.
The home of fairy tale Gypsy Vanner Horses. Here are more images from around the ranch today. Hope you enjoy them. Feel free to call Erica at 281-389-3356 for more information on any of the horses you see. Or visit us on-line at gypsymvp.com
These are photos of Charisma during his first week here at Magnolia Ranch. What a hunk! If you would like more information please call Erica the ranch manager at 281-389-3356 for more information.
What an honor to have our now famous gypsy vanner stallion on the cover of Equine Journal’s Regional Edition. We are so proud of him. If you would like to learn more about Sundance please visit his web page: Sundance