Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Desert Jewel Gypsy Horses


Another horse group I encountered at the Fiesta Bowl Parade staging area was a group called the Desert Jewel Gypsy Horses.  I was told the breed is called Gypsy Vanner and it originates from the U.K. and Ireland.
The horse is distinguished by it's heavy build and abundant feathering on the lower legs.  I think they are quite beautiful.

22 comments:

Kathy said...

Definitely gorgeous. I am a stranger to this breed. I'll bet they take a lot of grooming.

brattcat said...

oh, yes, they are gorgeous.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful looking animals, love the black and whote markings on the top horse. They look in perfect condition Sharon.

JM said...

Quite beautiful indeed!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I had never heard of this breed. They are distinctive and attractive.

Kate said...

They certainly are all decked out!

Lowell said...

They are indeed gorgeous. Look a bit like smaller versions of the Budweiser horses. I wonder if they'd let you ride one if you asked...

Teresa said...

Beautiful! I think horses are amazing creatures.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, I think they are too!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Those are beautiful horses!

glenda said...

They are really beautiful.

RedPat said...

They are lovely!

T. Becque said...

What a pretty breed. I haven't heard of them before. They remind me of Clydesdales.

Zyzzyz said...

In the UK we call these "heavy horses". At one time they were used much for pulling brewery drays.

Regina K said...

I never heard of these before, they are beautiful!

Jarart said...

What beautiful horses and all decked out in their parade gear too! I love these pictures!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Gorgeous.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

They look like a small version of a draft horse, and yes, they are beautiful... I wouldn't want to comb out all that hair though!

Randy said...

Wow, what a pair of beauties!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such pretty hair but so much work to comb it all the time to keep it from getting matted. very majestic looking horse

llandudnopictures said...

They are certainly different looking horses, very noble looking!

crittoria said...

One of my favorite breeds, although I have never owned one. They always seem so quiet, and they are always so, so beautiful!