Though these horses have been selectively bred by the Roma people for many decades, the Tinker, or Gypsy Vanner, was only recently recognized in 1996 as a true horse breed. Tinkers are specially trained to pull carts and caravans of the traveling Roma, and feature attributes of many breeds which were incorporated into the lineage, including Shire horses, Clydesdales, and Dales Ponies. The long, silky, straight hair that starts below the knees is known as “feathering” and is a popular trait of the Tinker horse
Tinkers, also known as Gypsy Horses, Gypsy Vanners, and Irish Cobs, are a breed of horse developed by the Roma people to pull their caravans. They are usually piebald in pattern, with a long straight mane and “feathering” around their feet which gives the bottom of their legs a shaggy appearance.
Scientific Name: Equus caballus
Characteristics: With its long straight mane, swept to one side, and the unique feathering around its feet, this Tinker is a striking figure. It is individually hand-painted and beautifully sculpted to capture all the fine details of the horse breed it’s based upon.
Size and Color: The Tinker figure is 6 inches long from the tip of its snout to the end of its flowing tail, and stands 4 ¼ inches tall to the point of its ears. Its mane is black and white, its coat is a piebald brown and white, and its hooves are a dark grey, hidden under its feathered ankles. Its nose is black and pale pink.
- The Tinker is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection.
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