Thursday, 9 June 2016

An Irish Cob in Hittarp

The Hittarp riding stable has recently acquired this beautiful Irish Cob:

Here is some background information on the breed:

The Irish Cob or Coloured Cob, known as the Gypsy Horse or Gypsy Vanner in the United States, is a type or breed of domestic horse from the British Isles. It a small, solidly-built horse of cob conformation and is often, but not always, piebald or skewbald. It is the only broken-coloured horse breed of the British Isles, and is particularly associated with the Pavee and Roma travelling peoples of Britain and Ireland. There was no stud-book or breed association for horses of this type until 1996.[1] It is now considered a breed[1] and can be registered with a number of breed associations.[a] Other names for this breed include Gypsy Cob and Tinker Horse. The Drum Horse is similar in appearance, but larger. (Wikipedia)

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