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The native ponies of Wales have been around for centuries and are known to have existed in Wales before 1600BC. It is widely believed that their breeding was influenced by the Arabian horse and later by the Thoroughbred and Hackney horses

They are tough hardy creatures having evolved from a harsh environment and were regarded as excellent all round work horses and they earnt their keep in farming, timbering and mining

The Welsh Ponies and Cobs of today are renowned throughout the world and are used extensively for many purposes

Children’s riding ponies
Showing
Jumping
Driving
Pleasure riding
Trekking
Trail riding
Trot racing


The Welsh Pony & Cob Society | Cymdeithas Y Merlod A’R Cobiau Cymreig

Is the breed society for the Welsh native horse breeds and they define the animals into 4 main categories:

Section A: Welsh Mountain Pony

Must not exceed 12 hands
Any colour except piebald & skewbald

Section B: Welsh Pony

Must not exceed 13.2 hands
Any colour except piebald and skewbald

In general terms they both are hardy, very sure-footed and intelligent with small heads, bold eyes and small pointy ears

Section C: Welsh Pony of Cob Type

Must not exceed 13.2 Hands
Any colour except piebald and skewbald

A stronger version of the Welsh Pony but with cob blood, also sure-footed and hardy and are very versatile, great for riding and driving

Section D: Welsh Cob

Must be over 13.2 hands – no height limit
Any colour except piebald and skewbald

Widely regarded by some as “the best ride and drive horse in the world”, a reputation that they fully deserve as they are strong and brave with endless stamina


All of the Welsh horse breeds share similar qualities, characteristics and features, in very general terms they are: –

Trustworthy with good temperament
Strong with high levels of stamina
Intelligent and quick to learn

With

Small heads, large bold eyes and neat ears
Sloped shoulders with short backs and strong hindquarters
Fast and free movement with a high set tail

This Article About Welsh Ponies and Cobs Was Written By Jackie Lewis
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  1. Who had a Welsh breed at Barley Saturday yesterday? would you like to upload their picture – just follow the link for a quick upload…breeders welcome.

  2. feel free to upload your pictures into our showcase – some gorgeous Welsh horse breeds already uploaded..

  3. thank you Alex – lovely mare 🙂

  4. Just uploaded my welsh sec c mare neuddparc obsession.

  5. any more Welshies out there to post and share? follow the link for a quick upload with a brief description.

  6. any more Welshies out there to post and share? follow the link for a quick upload with a brief description.

  7. lol…now that we know – we will update his pic image from Cob to section a …very handsome boy regardless

  8. he thinks he's a lot bigger too!!

  9. thanks Annette, really surprised hes a section a as he looks loads bigger in the pic…

  10. picture 12 above, grey sec a driving pony,"CRUMPWELL LARKY AKA LARRY AT A BDS RALI, PENDINE BEACH, SEPT 2011".

  11. thanks for the uploads folks, a very handsome chap "Mozart" just been added…keep them coming please. anyone have a suggestions for the next horse breed to showcase? happy to feature any breed if there is enough interest, to date we have showcased the Welsh breeds and the Luistano.

  12. its great to see so many well bred Welsh ponies and horses.

  13. Pepsi and legend just added – what great photos 🙂

  14. Debbie. what is the name of your gorgeous section D? he (?) is a stunner and your photo is great

  15. taliesin (section b) also now online and is truly lovely

  16. Felinmor storm trooper just been posted and what a great photo..

  17. more pics coming in and they are just lovely :0

  18. also both live on the website 🙂

  19. who just uploaded"beauty" and an unnamed Cob? both gorgeous

  20. to those nice folks who shared their Welsh ponies & Cobs via the link a few days ago, we have changed the photo display so the pictures are now bigger with the description of the horse so if you have any to show off – please feel free and include a name etc in the description box, cheers.

  21. all pics now live – thanks folks – they are just great – keep them coming folks :0

  22. Debbie , pics now live, it should have been automatic but we had the wrong setting (Duhh) and they went into the Lusitano folder, thanks for such a great pic 🙂

  23. hi folks, thanks so much for your uploads, no-one was working yesterday so as soon as they are sorted, they should be live on the website…:)

  24. Carneddau gerallt

  25. Added my girl about 4 hours ago.

  26. Can you please tell me when the photo's are ready for viewing. Downloaded photo of my section D about 5 hours ago. Cheers.

  27. thanks kate, going to have a look now 🙂

  28. Done. X

  29. who has pictures handy of their Welsh Cob or Pony? fancy following this link and uploading them to our website, promise it only takes a minute and they are there for posterity forever 🙂

  30. who has pictures handy of their Welsh Cob or Pony? fancy following this link and uploading them to our website, promise it only takes a minute and they are there for posterity forever 🙂

  31. Taliesin Show Browbands – hi, follow the link to our website and you will see an upload tab for photos, really quick and easy:)

  32. Do we just tag you in the pictures?

  33. does not have to be of barley saturday, just of a Welsh pony or cob

  34. anyone know that lovely cob on the beach? he looks gorgeous

  35. anyone know that lovely cob on the beach? he looks gorgeous

  36. does anyone have photos of their Welsh pony or cob that they would like to post on our new page? we only have 3 of Barley Saturday last April and it would be great to have enough to display a proper gallery…easy to do, just follow the link to the website and upload your pictures…add a description if you want to 🙂

  37. does anyone have photos of their Welsh pony or cob that they would like to post on our new page? we only have 3 of Barley Saturday last April and it would be great to have enough to display a proper gallery…easy to do, just follow the link to the website and upload your pictures…add a description if you want to 🙂

  38. just had a beautiful photo of a black cob being driven on a beach, it will live on the website soon so many thanks to that person 🙂

  39. does anyone have photos of their Welsh pony or cob that they would like to post on our new page? we only have 3 of Barley Saturday last April and it would be great to have enough to display a proper gallery…easy to do, just follow the link to the website and upload your pictures…

  40. does anyone have photos of their Welsh pony or cob that they would like to post on our new page? we only have 3 of Barley Saturday last April and it would be great to have enough to display a proper gallery…easy to do, just follow the link to the website and upload your pictures…

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