The four sections within the breed society for the Welsh breeds are primarily distinguished by height, and also by variations in type: the smallest Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A); the slightly taller but refined Welsh Pony of riding type (Section B) popular as a children's show mount; the small but stocky Welsh Pony of Cob Type (Section C), popular for riding and competitive driving; and the tallest, the Welsh Cob (Section D), which can be ridden by adults. And ask to see its training demonstrated if possible. Grass hay or alfalfa is sufficient, with additional vitamin and mineral supplements added if the horse is in regular work or training.The Cob types require regular grooming to prevent scratches from developing on their fetlocks. I had a 4.5 inch bit on my 12.1h welsh and it was a tad on the small side.

There is the Welsh Mountain Pony which is under 12 hands high, the Welsh Pony and the Cob Type Welsh Pony which are both under 13.2 hands high, and the Welsh Cob which is 13 hands high or taller. [3] The British War Office used the Welsh Cob to pull heavy guns and equipment through terrain where motorised vehicles could not, and also used them for mounted infantry.

The Welsh Pony of Cob Type. Feet well-shaped. Some might have a mischievous streak, making them the "troublemakers" among ponies. These ponies are thought to have descended from the Celtic ponies and are one of the four members (‘Section A’) of a bigger equine group called the ‘Welsh Pony and Cob’ that includes animals genetically related to each other. Moreover, the breed has influenced numerous light horse and pony breeds, such as the pony of the Americas.

In 1884 the first Welsh ponies were imported to the United States, and in 1906 the Welsh Pony Society of America was established. Black, grey, chestnut and bay are the most common, but there are also duns and palominos.

The general description of ponies in Section “A” of the Stud Book is applicable to those in Section “B”, but more particularly the Section “B” pony shall be described as a riding pony, with quality, riding action, adequate bone and substance, hardiness and constitution and with pony character.

Ponies are well known for their superior intelligence and with good horse training, more tractable temperaments. Welsh ponies may be prone to laminitis, so sugar and carbohydrate consumption should be monitored. These range in price from $5,000 to $50,000 and up, depending on their training and show experience. Section B ponies are between 12 and 13.2 hands (48 and 52.8 inches) high. (137 cms): no upper limit. Horse Care and Feeding Welsh ponies are generally hardy and do extremely well in a pasture situation. This has also made them one of the finest horse breed foundations in the world. One of the most significant stallions in Welsh pony and cob history was Dyoll Starlight. After World War II, only three stallions were registered in Section C, but numbers have since recovered. Today there are four types of Welsh Pony, varying by size. All rights reserved. They are divided into four sections by size and type. They commonly worked in coal mines and on postal routes, and they hauled military equipment. The Welsh Part Bred Horse is proven as a top class performance and show animal, is over 148cms and has a minimum of 12.5% registered Welsh blood. In addition, they may be small, but they exhibit surprising strength. (137.2 cms). We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Copyright © [Animal-World] 1998-2020. [19], The Welsh Pony of Cob Type first resulted from cross-breeding between the Welsh mountain pony (Section A) and the Welsh Cob (Section D). Tail well set on and carried gaily.

The knee should be bent and the whole foreleg should be extended straight from the shoulder and as far forward as possible in the trot.

The Cob varieties may also develop scratches beneath their feathered fetlocks, so good grooming is essential. Section C ponies are regarded as a cob type. Adults often use them in harness, and their sizes are perfect for young riders. Foals, however, are difficult to see, except during springtime. [6] Before the car was developed, the quickest mode of transport in Wales was the Welsh Cob. Hocks flexed under the body with straight and powerful leverage. Care should be taken when allowed to graze on rich grass or hay. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. There is the Welsh Mountain Pony which is under 12 hands high, the Welsh Pony and the Cob Type Welsh Pony which are both under 13.2 hands high, and the Welsh Cob which is 13 hands high or taller. Availability Unbroken Welsh Ponies can be found for less than $5,000. Their true worth as a dual purpose animal has been fully realised in recent years, and their numbers have increased accordingly. Like, in Britain, these quadruples cannot be more than 12 hands, while in the US, they cannot exceed 12.2. They do well in many disciplines including driving, hunters on the flat and over fences, western driving classes, and pleasure riding. Welsh pony, breed of small horse popular as a child’s or an adult’s mount. Known as the Carneddau ponies, they suffered a loss of almost half their population to an exceptionally cold, snowy winter in 2013.

Quality grass hay is ideal while other fodders, such as clover, can be too rich. These ponies suit all levels and ages of riders, from beginners to experts. Today there are four types of Welsh Pony, varying by size. © 2020 (HorseBreedsPictures.com). Stunningly beautiful black and white shiny coat with a few spots of grey and bay. [11] They may be any solid colour, but not piebald, skewbald, (US: pinto)[12] or leopard-spotted. The laws for swingeing culls of 'under-height' horses were partially repealed by a decree by Queen Elizabeth I in 1566 on the basis that the poor lands could not support the weight of the horses desired by Henry VIII because of "their rottenness ... [they] are not able to breed beare and bring forth such great breeds of stoned horses as by the statute of 32 Henry VIII is expressed, without peril of miring and perishing of them", and (fortunately for the future of Britain's mountain and moorland pony breeds) many ponies in their native environments, including the Welsh breeds, therefore escaped the slaughter. In 1901, the first stud book for the Welsh breeds was established in the United Kingdom, and in 1907 another registry was established in the United States.

Many are also cross-bred with Thoroughbreds, and other horse breeds. And the population continues to expand today.

They should have an arched neck attached to a well proportioned body and a high set on tail. It is believed that these horses were there before the Romans, and there is also evidence that the Welsh Cob was in Wales before 1600 BC.The climate, along with the rough terrain, of the area greatly influenced the ponies’ temperament and action.

Second thighs, strong and muscular. [5][25], The Welsh Pony has been put to many uses.

These animals also play an essential role in the ecological system of the region by keeping the grass short enough in the lower slopes, and thus, providing suitable habitat for the choughs. Owners must be careful not to "kill them with kindness". Additionally, they can be any roan version (a mix of colored and white hairs) of these solid colors. This stallion was sired by a Barb and out of a mare from the Dyoll Starlight line. Still, many people appreciate the added character in this loyal, flexible breed.