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Welsh Pony

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Horse's previous owner

Gender: N/A

Health / soundness

5/5

Calm temperament

5/5

Trainability

5/5

Trail riding / Pleasure riding

5/5

Saddle Seat

5/5

Pony club

5/5

Great all rounder

By

Australia

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Welsh Ponies or Cobs are known as a good natured breed, sturdy and strong from their background as working horses on farms. Their appearance backs this up. The young cob I used to ride and care for at riding school was a beautifully formed, strong bodied thing, with a glossy black coat and attractive long mane and full, high set tail.

This natural strength makes them a great riding horse, and they're truly versatile. They're sturdy, but not big, so not too daunting for a child, At the same time, they are also quite fleet of foot, and can be a fast and exciting ride, so very attractive to the more experienced rider.

Being fairly full bodied and muscular, they have a broad back rather than a narrow body with high withers, and this makes them immensely comfortable. In our riding school, we found that learner riders like the feeling of stability this gave them.

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