Gypsy Vanner Horses are a unique breed created by the British Romany Gypsy people. They are characterized by their full manes and tails, colorful coats, heavy feathering on their legs, and powerful builds. They have been selectively bred as a riding horse for generations and are renowned for their gentle nature, intelligence, sure-footedness and stamina. They make excellent working horses with the ability to pull carts or wagons and compete in many different events. Today they are popular among pleasure riders and show jumpers due to their looks, attitude and smooth gaits.