Acacia (aka Catie), A True Gypsy Vanner
Catie was born and bred in Pennsylvania. She is a 9-year-old Gypsy Vanner, a breed developed in the mid-1800’s in Great Britain to pull the wagons of the Romanichal gypsies. Like others of her breed, she is strong, intelligent, docile and of excellent endurance. Catie has the distinguishable markings of the breed including feathery fluff around her feet. She loves to snuggle, play and is very sweet. She has definite preferences about who she likes to have in the stall next to her and she doesn’t like other horses to watch her eat her hay, but takes things in stride and goes with the flow. The barn staff noticed that the marking on Catie’s left shoulder looks like North America. She’s an all-American Irish girl!
Acacia lives and works at a wonderful organization, Friends for Tomorrow, where she helps kids with various disabilities become more confident. I'm grateful to Kelly for sharing her thoughts on Acacia.