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Horse-Breeds

The Welsh Mountain Pony

& Welsh Cob

There are four distinct horse-breeds that originated in Wales: two pony and two cob. They are all descendants of the Welsh Mountain Pony.





Meet Ponapee


Age: 1988
Gender: Gelding
Color: Gray
Height: 12 hands
Weight: 750
Job: children’s riding pony, eventing pony, lesson pony

The Welsh Mountain Pony is considered by many as one of the most beautiful horse-breeds. The development of the breed dates back to the Romans who are thought to have crossed eastern horses with the native Welsh stock. In the eighteenth century, Arab, Thoroughbred and Barb blood was introduced.

Uses: riding, foundation stock for pony breeds.

Description: small dished head, crested neck, sloping shoulder, short back, tail set high.

Height: the Welsh Mountain Pony does not exceed 12 hands. The Welsh Cob is above 13-2 hands.

Color: any color except piebald and skewbald.

Interesting facts: the Welsh Pony B was produced by crossing the Welsh Mountain Pony with small Arab, Thoroughbred and Welsh Cob Stallions. The Welsh Pony B stands up to 13-2 hands.

Temperament: courageous, spirited yet kindly.

Links to more information about The Welsh Pony

Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, Inc.

The Welsh Pony & Cob Society



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