Welsh Pony of Cob Type (C)

Welsh Pony of Cob Type (C)

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Welsh Pony of Cob Type – Section C

The Welsh Pony of Cob Type is a stronger counterpart of the Welsh Pony, with Cob blood. It has a wonderful temperament.
A great dual purpose animal that is active, sure footed and hardy. Ideal for both adults and children, whether they wish to compete at the highest level or just for pleasure. Like all the Welsh Breeds, they are very versatile, excel in harness and are natural jumpers.

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

Height – not to exceed 13.2 hh (137 cm)

 

General Character.... Strong, hardy and active, with pony character and as much substance as possible.

Colour.................... Any colour

Head........................ Full of quality and pony character.  A coarse head and Roman nose are most objectionable.

Eyes......................... Bold Prominent and set widely apart

Ears......................... Neat and well set.

Neck........................ Lengthy, and well carried.  Moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be cresty in the case of mature stallions.

Shoulders................ Strong but well laid back.

Forelegs................... Set square and not tied in at the elbows.  Long, strong forearms.  Knees well developed with an abundance of bone below them.  Pasterns of proportionate slope and length.  Feet well-shaped.  Hoofs dense.  When in the rough, a moderate quantity of silky feather is not objected to but coarse, wiry hair is a definite objection.

Middlepiece:............ Back and loins, muscular, strong and well-coupled.  Deep through the heart and well-ribbed up.

Hindquarters:.......... Lengthy and strong.  Ragged or drooping quarters are objectionable.  Tail well-set on.

Hind Legs:............... Second thighs, strong and muscular.  Hocks large, flat and clean, with points prominent, turning neither inwards nor outwards.  The hind legs must not be too bent and the hock not set behind a line falling from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint.  Pasterns of  proportionate slope and length.  Feet well-shaped.  Hoofs dense.

Action...................... Free, true and forcible.  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.  Hocks flexed under the body with straight and powerful leverage.