Welsh Mountain Ponies - Merlod Mynydd Cymraeg.

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Welsh Ponies

The aim of this website is to explore the history and the present regarding the different types of Welsh Pony. The term 'Welsh Pony' is applied to several related ponies, which are; the Welsh Mountain Pony - also known as Section A, the Welsh Pony - also known as Section B, The Welsh Cob Pony (1) - known as Section C, and the Welsh Pony of Cob Type - known as Section D.

The Welsh Ponies are bred for riding (ideal for children, but also suitable for adults), driving, hunting and for jumping. All four sections of Welsh Mountain Pony are a strong and sturdy breed; not least because of their history of living in the wild, but also because they were long ago cross-bred with Arab horses, the latter being the main source of the ponies' good looks.

The section A - known as the Welsh Mountain Pony - may not be so called if it exceeds 12.2 hands high in the United States or 12 hands high in the United Kingdom. Both the section A and the Section B are distinguishable by their large eyes, dished face and small heads.

The Ponies may be any colour, or combination of colours, but may not be spotted like the Appaloosa or the Pinto e.g., and having four white socks is found by many to be an endearing and appealing quality. All have good strong feet, and their backs barely extend further that the tops of their legs.

For hundreds of years the Welsh Mountain Ponies have been utilised by farmers, on the plough, to control livestock, and also to get the farmer to - e.g. - the market place. Fitted for driving they would be a source of transportation for the entire family. Thousands were also used down the coal mines of Great Britain.

So, these friendly, co-operative, intelligent ponies are calm by their very nature, and that explains why they are so very popular as children's ponies.nature

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