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Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Bronaeron,
Felinfach,
Lampeter,
Ceredigion, SA48 8AG
Tel: 01570 471754
Fax 01570 470435
Website: www.wpcs.uk.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE WELSH SECTION D
  • HEIGHT: Section D - should exceed 13.2hh (137.2 cms) but no upper limit
  • GENERAL CHARACTER: Strong, hardy and active, with pony character and as much substance as possible.
  • COLOUR: Any colour, except piebald and skewbald.
  • 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.
  • HIND QUARTERS: 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.

 

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