Own a piece of Gypsy Vanner history! Alvin is a 5 year old Gypsy Vanner gelding that stands 15.1 Hands. BLACK FOREST ALVIN was born and raised by Black Forest Shires and Gypsy Horses, the first farm to import Gypsy Vanners into the United States. Among those imported was Alvin’s grandsire, the legendary Lion King. The Lion King boasts the most established name in the Gypsy Vanner industry, making Alvin’s lineage TRULY traditional and pure! This unique gelding packs a heavy resume along with his desirable looks. He has earned his keep on the ranch and is a handy mount for any job required. In the arena, he has extensive training and rides off of seat and legs extremely well. He performs many maneuvers including two-tracking, pivoting on forequarters and hindquarters, sliding stops, backing, lead departures, and transitions. He spins both directions with or without a bridle and backs off of your legs alone. On the trails, Alvin is safe and reliable, he will climb, jump, or swim through any obstacle you ask him to tackle. When riding out alone, he is willing and brave, and in groups he is great with other horses. This black and white beauty rides slow and easy but is also willing to move out at whichever speed you choose. Alvin handles spooky situations extremely well, and is used to many different animals including buffalo, sheep, goats, dogs, ponies and all kinds of vehicles. He will even ride over fire! Along with English and Western, he rides bareback, double, triple, and yes, even backwards! Whether you ride once a week or once a month, he stays the same gentle soul. Kids can ride and crawl all over him while he holds still and patient. When handled, Alvin stands tied quietly, he loads/unloads and trailers perfectly, is extremely easy to catch, and is a gentleman for the farrier. He bathes, clips, stands for the blow dryer, and fly spray and is up to date on all shots, coggins, health, feet, and teeth. We offer a 30-day guarantee. Contact us at 605-430-1002.