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BURNING MAN (Bernie) is one of the most incredible Gypsy Vanners for Western Pleasure, Roping, and Trail you will ever find. He is a rare combination of quiet charm, distinguished character, and athleticism. He hails from the living legend, SD CHIEF who is known for siring some of the best Gyspy Vanners in the world. Bernie is an impeccably trained 15 H Bay Blagdon, with four white socks, a tuxedo black mane, and a matching black tail long enough to touch the ground. His robust white feather creates the joyous illusion that each step he takes leaves a billowing cloud. Bay is an unusual color for a Gypsy Vanner and when paired with his impeccable conformation, breeding, muscular physique, and fearlessly gentle personality it becomes quite clear that Bernie is a Gyspy Vanner destined to be an important part of any barn he calls home. Bernie is a performance Gypsy Vanner. On the open trail, his athleticism is obvious, whether he is with a rider for hours or just ushering a child on his back around for a nice hack in the arena. He can canter beautifully, moves off your leg, and rides from the seat. He rides Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Dressage level 1, Trail, and Roping with equal merit. He is a great cow horse. His inclusive nature makes Bernie a terrific companion for kids or adults alike and he is quite comfortable in the arena or on the trail working with cow. If you want a horse that stays calm when others won’t, consider Bernie to be a horse that is always at his best. He wears shoes due to our hard ground and he stands for the Ferrier. He will stand quietly when tied and you can leave him tied all day. He always approaches any obstacle in life with a combination of quiet confidence and wondrous curiosity. Riding him bareback is like riding on a couch. He loves to be groomed and relishes the affection of others. At Braidmor Farms, we are Gypsy Vanner Breeds and Trainers, we aren’t writers, and we are aware that anything we might say in print or in person pales in comparison to what you will be able to notice almost immediately upon meeting Bernie.
Photo credit: Horse on black background (2 photos) & Horse running with tree in background, by Paulina Gwaltney