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Date:4/16/2014 12:23:02 AM
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HISTORY OF THE WELSH COB, SECTION D
A Section C is a Welsh Mountain Pony of Cob Type, and Section D is the Welsh Cob. The main difference between the two is size. The Welsh Pony of Cob Type resulted from a crossbreeding between the Welah Mountain Pony and the Welsh Cob.The Welsh Cob was probably the result of a crossbreeding between the Welsh Mountain Pony and the horses brought by the Romans to Britain. Welsh ponies have run wild on the hills, valleys and mountains of Wales for centuries;over the years the Welsh ponies developed into several different types. Farmers and shepherds who needed a fast mount that could easily traverse the the rough terrain favouredthe larger ponies, the smaller ponies were used extensively in the coalmines in the 19yh and 20th centuries. In the aftermath of the industrial revolution, th Welsh Cob was a popular form of transport for those who had to travel for business. From there a whole industry emerged, with trotting races a popular method of selecting the best bloodlines when breeding ponies for transport. In South Wales, a 35 mile uphill route was used, many ponies would complete the race in under 3 hours. Aptly described as "the best ride and drive animal in the world", the Welsh Cob has evolved throughout many centuries for his courage, tractability and powers of endurance. The general character is the embodiment of strength, hardiness and agility. The head shows great quality with pony character: bold prominent eyes, a broad forehead and neat, wellset ears. The body must be deep, on strong limbs with "hard wearing" joints and an abundance of flat bone. Action must be straight, free and forceful, the knees should be bent and then the whole foreleg extended from the shoulders as far as possiblein all places, with the hocks well flexed, producing powerful leverage. The Welsh Cob is a good hunter and a most competent performer in all competitive sports. In recent years they have had great success in the international driving world. Their abilities in all spheres are now fully recognised throughout the world. YEAH, DAKOTA HAS GOTTEN OVER 100 VOTES SO FAR, THANK YOU HC PALS! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MY WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY DAKOTA! HAVE A GRAT WEEKEND EVERYONE! MARIA, DAKOTA N THE GIRLS
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