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Welsh

The Welsh Pony and the Welsh Cob get their names from the mountainous region of Wales in Northern England from which they originate. Pre-dating the Romans, Welsh ponies could be found roaming the region, climbing mountains, leaping ravines and running through rough terrain, resulting in the development of an extremely intelligent pony with remarkable soundness and tremendous endurance. Able to subsist on sparse vegetation and survive the severe winters, the ponies were prized by local farmers who began breeding them for use as sturdy work ponies.

Welsh Ponies were first imported to the United States in the 1880s and their popularity has grown significantly over the years. Welsh Ponies and Cobs are well-known for their friendly personalities and even temperaments; they are extremely intelligent and easily trained. There are four distinct types of Welsh recognized by its United States registry. Section A, otherwise known as the Welsh Mountain Pony, may not exceed 12.2 hands (50 inches), while the Section B Welsh Pony can be up to 14.2 hands in height. Both Section A and Section B ponies should exhibit the classic, strong, sturdy conformation coupled with the stamina, endurance and hardiness found in their ancestors. Even more powerful and sturdy, Section C (Welsh Pony of Cob Type – not to exceed 13.2 hands) and Section D (Welsh Cob – exceeds 13.2 hands with no upper height limit) should possess as much substance as possible and typically have a moderate quantity of feathering on their lower limbs. All Welsh types can be of any color except pinto. Today, Welsh Ponies and Cobs can be found competing in nearly every discipline, including hunters, pleasure driving, dressage, eventing, combined driving, heavy harness and English and Western pleasure. Welsh Ponies and Cobs are ideal for the growing child, and have the spirit and endurance to challenge an adult; they are truly trusted companions that you will never outgrow.

Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America

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