Unique in color, soft, silky hair covers a Tinker horse's strong body. The Tinker has a beautiful piebald coat, a magnificent mane, a full tail and lots of hair on the fetlocks.
Stallion: 13625 Edit
Size: 14 × 4.5 × 11.5 cm (W/D/H)
This Stallion became a collectible at the end of 2015, featured on the 2015 collector's poster on Schleich's website.
Stallion: 13791 Edit
This stallion is still available.
Mare: 13279 EditSize: 13 × 4.5 × 10 cm (W/D/H)This Mare became a collectible at the end of 2015, featured on the 2015 collector's poster on Schleich's website.
Mare: 13773 Edit
This newer mare is still available.
Foal: 13295 Edit
Size: 9.5 × 3 × 8 cm (W/D/H)
This Foal became a collectible at the end of 2015, featured on the 2015 collector's poster on Schleich's website.
Foal: 13774 Edit
This newer foal is still available.
Binomial name EditEquus ferus
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Tinker horses are capable of pulling loads of over two thousand pounds for extended periods of time. Making its first appearance in 600 B.C., Tinker horses have had many different names during their breed's history. Some of the names include Gypsy Vanner, Gypsy Cob, Coloured Cob, and Irish Cob. All of these monikers point to a remarkable horse bred by travelers to be strong enough to transport their homes or belongings but friendly enough to play with their children upon the journey's end. Selectively bred with horses such as Clydesdales and Frisians, the result is the strength of a draft horse with the height of a saddle horse. In winter, some Tinker horses grow a funny-looking moustache. In the Tinker are the mighty Shire horse, the powerful Clydesdale, the majestic Friesian and the sure-footed Dales Pony. These were bred by travellers to the UK and Ireland to make for a strong and sturdy pull- and workhorse. At the same time they stayed very much on top of the horses characters. They should be absolutely gentle and reliable. To date, the Tinker is known and loved for these characteristics. It is therefore often used as a therapy horse.