Welsh Sport Horses
Welsh Sport Horses
Our Sport-Horses are a combination of the Welsh Cob and the Thoroughbred or Standardbred. Our breeding policy is simple - we aim for quality, temperament and a capability to do a job of work.
The Welsh Cob - The Welsh Pony of Cob Type is known for it's strength, hardiness and gentle nature. Unlike the Welsh pony, it is heavier and more coblike and compact. They have a moderate amount of feathering on their legs. The Welsh Pony of Cob Type first resulted from a crossbreeding between the Welsh mountain pony (Section A) and the Welsh Cob (Section D). Today, some Section C ponies are still produced from this cross.
The Welsh Cob is a work horse and stars in all spheres including dressage, eventing and show jumping. It's qualities include enormous strength and hardiness. It is very sound, courageous, agile and has a free straight forceful action and has very active paces.
The Thoroughbred - although the Thoroughbred is primarily bred for racing, the breed is also used for show jumping and combined training because of its athleticism, and many retired and retrained race horses become fine family riding horses, dressage horses, and youth show horses. They are also commonly crossbred to create new breeds or to improve existing ones, and have been influential in the creation of the Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Anglo-Arabian, and various warmblood breeds.
The Standardbred - a solid, well-built horse with a good attitude.
Standardbreds tend to be more muscled and longer bodied than the thoroughbred and also have a more placid disposition. Standardbreds like to be with people and form a close relationship with owners and trainers.
They are generally a bit heavier in build than their Thoroughbred cousins, but have refined, solid legs and powerful shoulders and hindquarters.
The breed is able to perform and does well at showjumping, dressage and pleasure riding. They are also popular as light buggy horses for the Amish people. A cross between the Welsh Cob and Standardbred should result in a study animal; capable of any discipline including carriage work.
B y crossing these magnificent breeds you achieve a combination of the cleverness, agility and presence of the Welsh Cob with the stamina, speed and power of the Thoroughbred and Standardbred to produce a truly all-round competition horse to equal and surpass expensive imported horses.
Below is a picture of the large Welsh partbred Garmon Cerise 50% Thoroughbred x 50% Welsh Cob competing at Pau, France.