Acquired: Horse's previous owner
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.