Welsh Pony C & D

Standard of Excellence

General:  Strong, hardy and active, with pony character and as much substance as possible
   
Height: Not to exceed 13.2.hands high; Section D – exceeding 13.2.hands high
 
Colour: Any colour, except piebald and skewbald
 
Head: Full of quality and pony character. A coarse head and roman nose are most objectionable. Eyes are Bold, prominent and set widely apart. Ears should be neat and well set.Neck is lengthy and well carried. Moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be cresty in the case of matured stallions.
   
Body: Shoulders to be strong but well laid back
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.
 
Limbs: 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.

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.

Hooves: Well-shaped. Hooves dense. When in the rough, a moderate quantity of silky feather is not objected to but coarse, wiry hair is a definite objection.
 
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.
 
Show Presentation: Cobs and Ponies of Cob Type should be shown unplaited. The tail to come just below the hock, but not too thick and heavy.