Welsh Pony horses Breed Profile
Origins: All Welsh ponies are descended directly and entirely from animalsregistered with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society in Wales. Welsh Native Ponies are divided into 4 sections: Section A - The Welsh Mountain Pony is the original and smallest, probably descended from the Celtic pony, Arabian, Andalusian and Thoroughbred. Over the last 200-300 years, two Arabian stallions have roamed the WelshMountains to improve native stock. Section B - Bred as a quality children's riding pony. Created by crossing Welsh Mountain mares with a small Thoroughbredstallion? Section C - Slightly smaller version of mountain-type pony. Used for trekking, a good hunting pony for children. Used mainly in harness in the past Section D - Welsh Cob is slightly larger version of mountain-type pony.? A cross between Welsh Mountain ponies and Spanish horses. Good trotter, used to create and improve trotting breeds worldwide.
Characteristics: Small head with concave face and crested neck. Sloping shoulders on a short back with a high tail. Short legs with neat feet. Powerful loins and hindlegs. Strong hock joints engaged well under the body
Height: Section A - Not over 12.2 hands Section B - Not over 14.2 hands Section C - Not over 13.2 hands Section D - Over 13.2 hands
Color: Any color, except piebald and skewbald, gray, brown, chestnut and palominos
Personality: Tough, surefooted and quick. Energetic, brave and versatile
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