Welsh pony


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Welsh pony,

breed of small horsehorse,
hoofed, herbivorous mammal now represented by a single extant genus, Equus. The term horse commonly refers only to the domestic Equus caballus and to the wild Przewalski's horse.
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 of European origin. First bred primarily in Saxony, it later became localized in Wales. Although the breed is of ancient type, it presently bears traces of the Arabian horseArabian horse,
breed of light horse developed in Mesopotamia and N Africa, and probably the first true domesticated breed. Prized since earliest times for its superior beauty, spirit, speed, grace of movement, stamina, and intelligence, the Arabian has served as parental stock
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 and shows influences of the Thoroughbred horseThoroughbred horse,
breed of light horse more properly known as the English running horse. As its name implies, it was the first pedigreed, or "thoroughbred" horse. It originated in England from crosses between imported Turkish and Arabian horses and existing English lines and
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. It is a popular children's pony and has been used extensively for light labor, especially in the harness, having trotting tendencies similar to those of the Standardbred horseStandardbred horse
or trotter,
American breed of light horse developed especially for harness, or sulky, racing. Of Thoroughbred ancestry, it is similar in appearance to a thoroughbred but has shorter legs.
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. The Welsh pony is taller than the Shetland ponyShetland pony,
smallest breed of horse, originating in the Shetland Islands some 200 mi (322 km) N of Scotland. The Shetland resembles a miniature draft horse and has long been used for working purposes.
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, averaging just over 12 hands (48 in./120 cm). It is usually of solid color, with grays, whites, and chestnuts predominating.
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In 1901, however, the breed became standardised by the advent of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society, which was established to preserve the unique characteristics of the breed.
And now, the historic steam loco Welsh Pony is being restored at a cost of 150,000 [pounds sterling], with the goal of returning it to service by 2017--its 150th anniversary.
We were really pleased when she won at the Royal Lancs, first and champion at the West Yorkshire Welsh Pony and Cob Association, first and reserve champion at the Northern All Welsh, first and reserve champion at the North-Western MP and CA and third at the Great Yorkshire Show.
DREAMING There was an outstanding result for Gill and Tom Farrow's fivemonth-old foal Waitwith Golden Dream at North Eastern Counties Welsh Pony and Cob Association Foal Show.
Tawelfan the Enforcer, a nine-year-old section D stallion, swept to overall victory at Anglesey showground, having already claimed the champion's sash at Clwyd Welsh Pony & Cob Society's stallion show last month.
CATHERINE Zeta-Jones is spending pounds 10,000 to fly a Welsh pony to the US for son Dylan.
AN actor and singer is hoping to play his part in attracting more young people to the Welsh Pony & Cob Society (WPCS).
Others in contention were Waitworth Wild Apple from Sally Bigley, Talgarth Louise, shown by Adrian and Esther Jenkins, Danielle Davies with her nine-year-old palomino Section C Welsh pony Farino Lightening Jack, Meadmoor Ballerina from Angela Hopkins and the smart young Section B foal Fairywood Titan, bred by Debbie Jones.
Some 200 entries were taken on the gate for Gwynedd Welsh Pony & Cob Breeders Association's third Easter Show.
WELSH filly Foals and youngstock dominated the North Eastern Counties Welsh Pony & Cob Association Foal & Youngstock Medal Show at Richmond, with all major honours going to leading studs in the region.
The star stopped off to meet the sevenyear-old Welsh Mountain pony named Highland Jinks, which was especially selected by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society as a gift for 20-month-old Dylan.
Prize-winning Highland Jinks is a gift from the Welsh Pony and Cob Society which normally only gives ponies away to royalty.