Ponies For Sale: Welsh Section D Pony
If you’re interested in Welsh ponies for sale, you may want to find out a little more about the Welsh Section d pony. Learn about this type of Welsh pony in this guide.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Interested in the idea of buying a Welsh Section D pony for sale?
You can find these Welsh ponies on the Horsemart website, and in this guide, we consider the benefits of the Section D variety – commonly referred to as the Welsh cob.
Welsh cobs are the largest of all the horses categorised in the Welsh breed registries. Although breed standards dictate there is no upper height limit, Welsh Section D ponies for sale should always be taller than 13.2 hands high.
Used for both general riding and some equestrian sports, the Welsh Section D pony is certainly an intriguing horse type. You can learn a little more about these Welsh ponies for sale in the guide below.
Welsh Pony For Sale: Welsh Section D Pony
Welsh ponies classified in the Section D section are far taller and stockier than any other Welsh variety. As with the majority of Welsh ponies for sale, the Welsh cob horses has a gentle disposition but a hardy nature which means it can adjust without fuss to uncomfortable weather conditions.
The Welsh cob has a fascinating history, and references to the breed can be found dating all the way back to the 15th century. Used mainly for farm work and the transportation of agricultural devices, today Welsh Section D ponies for sale are far more commonly chosen for general riding and companionship, as they have a gentle nature and are often extremely sensitive to their trainer’s demands.
Welsh cobs have also played a leading role in military warfare through the years – in years gone by, Welsh Section D ponies would have been used to lug artillery as well as for riding by the infantry.
And these Welsh ponies also excel in a number of equestrian sports, including trekking, hunting and driving. Arguably the sport in which the Welsh Sec D pony best excels is harness driving.
Finally, anybody considering a Welsh pony from the Section D variety may be surprised to learn just how important these horses have been in the development of other breeds. Many American horse breeds – and some native British breeds – have the some Welsh cob influence in their bloodline. In some cases, successful thoroughbreds owe many of their physical traits to these Welsh ponies for sale.
Find Welsh cobs for sale on Horsemart