Chocolate Horse Farm is home to a small band of select and colorful horses imported from England. Often called Vanners, they are known in the United States as Gypsy Cobs or Horses, Gypsy Vanners (Gypsy Vanner Horse Society), Irish Tinkers, Tinkers, and so on. The names are a reflection of registry affiliation as well as their history as the Traveler's colourful ponies.
Also known as Gypsies, the Romany tribes have been breeding this small draft for many uses, principally driving. They display many years of crossbreeding the native English draft and pony breeds. Shire and Clydesdale Horses and Dales and Fell Ponies being the most commonly used. An inquisitive and amiable equine with tremendous eye appeal, they have become extremely popular in Europe and North America. Follow the links to each of these registries as well for further information regarding their Gypsy Heritage.
Carol and David Dunbar share not only the vision of their friends in England, but are equally committed to the standard set forth by the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society.