The Suffolk is always chesnut in colour (always spelt without the ‘t’ when referring to this breed), although the shade can vary from dark liver to lemon.
They can have white markings on the face, but nowhere else.
The Suffolk does not have feathering on the legs, as seen in the Shire or Clydesdale, leaving them clean and less likely to carry mud, a useful advantage in the heavy clay soils of East Anglia.
The height of mares is 16.1hh to 16.2hh and stallions 17.0hh to 17.1hh.
Hardy and with a long working life they can work or produce a foal well into their teens. Suffolk Horse Society Ms Amanda Hillier The Market Hill Woodbridge Suffolk, IP12 4LU Tel: 01394 380643 Feral Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) The Welsh Mountain Pony used to run vast areas throughout Wales but is now more concentrated in mid and South Wales, as far as the Gower Peninsula.
The Trust lists unregistered feral herds of ponies that roam freely all year in enclosed common land in the Welsh hills.
These ponies have their passports and stud book entries marked with an “F” to indicate their feral status.
Once an animal leaves the common it is no longer recognised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and has the prefix removed from its passport and studbook entry. There is evidence of small native ponies under 12hh being used for harness over 3000 years ago.
It is from these animals that the Welsh Mountain pony is descended.
A small group of breeders, realising the importance of the breed formed a society to protect the breed, The Welsh pony and Cob Society, in 1901. In the early days the ponies were mainly dun, black, bay, roan or chestnut but in the beginning of the 20th century grey began to dominate due to the extensive use of a particular stallion.
The breed stands under 12hh and is hardy with an even temperament.
They are suited to most equestrian disciplines, their dash and flair making them ideal driving ponies. The Welsh Pony and Cob Society Mrs S Evelyn Jones 6 Chalybeate Street Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales, SY23 1HP Tel: 01970 617501 Fax: 01970 625401 HYPERLINK “http://www.wpcs.uk.com” www.wpcs.uk.com Email: HYPERLINK mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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