Our Stallion Westmoreland Tristan

You'll want to see "Our Stallion Westmoreland Tristan" a beautiful horse in every way. This unique and special horse is known as the gypsy horse a breed originally bred by the Romanichal people in the British Isles.

This beautiful stallion Westmoreland Tristan is a gypsy horse form Ndugu Ranch. Gypsy horses are a horse breed originally developed by Romanichal peoples living in the British Isles. As recently as 1996, the Gypsy horse had no stud book or breed registry. However, it is now considered a breed with multiple worldwide breed associations dedicated to it. It is a small draught breed popular for its abundant leg feathering and common black and white, or piebald, coat colour, though it can be of any other colour as well. Breeders in the United Kingdom compliment a good example of the breed, which has powerful muscling, correct leg conformation of a pulling horse, and flashy action, with the term proper cob. Around 1850, the Romanichal of Great Britain began to use a distinct type of horse to pull the vardoes, chimneyed living waggons, in which they had just begun to live and travel. The distinct colour and look of the modern breed were refined by the Romanichal in the period following World War II. American breeders began to import Gypsy horses and created its first registry in 1996. A related sub type of the gypsy horse is the Drum Horse a larger animal of similar appearance. Today the Gypsy horse is still bred in the United Kingdom by a number of established breeders, most of whom also exhibit and sell their horses at traditional fairs. In the United States horse show competition for Gypsy horses is increasing each year, and several Gypsy breed registries have gained affiliate recognition with the United States Equestrian Federation and United States Dressage Federation.

The Gypsy horse is widely known for its piebald, or black and white pinto coat colour, a common but not sole colouration for the breed. Gypsy horses can however be of any coat color, none of the breed registries incorporates a colour requirement into its breed standard. Since the breed's origin is British, colour names are typically given in British English in all English language registries, even in the United States, such as the piebald and skewbald colour descriptors added to the tobiano spotting patterns of the Gypsy. Another British word used to describe a particular colour pattern is blagdon, describing a solid colour with white splashed up from underneath. You'll want to take a look at these beautiful horses, with their long manes and tails, giving them a unique, almost magical look. This feathering of long hair starts below the knee of the front legs and the hock of the hind legs and runs down the leg to flow over the front and back of the hooves, it is a highly valued attribute of the Gypsy Horse.

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