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There is no set color standard for Gypsy Cobs, although the breed is often pinto in coloring. In the United Kingdom, patterns consisting of patches of black and white are traditionally called piebald, and patches of any other colour with white are called skewbald. The Gypsy Vanner typically has an abundant mane and tail as well as “feather” or “feathering” on the legs, long hair starting at the cannon bone and flowing down over the hooves.
The build is powerful and compact, with a short neck and back. The Gypsy Vanner is heavy boned, the typical horse measuring between 14 and 16 hands (56 and 64 inches, 142 and 163 cm). There is no height limit in the registry. The cannon circumference can range from 8" to 12". The chest is broad with well sprung ribs, the hips are heavy, they have short backs, strong shoulders, and the withers are rounded. The hair should be straight and silky, kinky hair is a fault. Their legs should have heavy bone set on large hooves, their hind legs should not be too straight. Gypsy Vanners must also have excellent endurance, and be able to go long distances without tiring (info from Wikipedia).