Welsh Mountain Pony Section A

section A

Breed Standard

Height – The height should not exceed 12 hh (121.9 cms)

Colour & Markings – Any colour except piebald and skewbald

Head – Small, clean -cut, well set on and tapering to muzzle. Eyes bold. Ears well placed, small and pointed. Set well up on the head, proportionately close. Nostrils wide and open

Jaws and Throat – Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of jaw

Neck – Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be cresty in the case of mature stallions

Shoulders – Long and sloping well back. Withers moderately fine, but not “knifey”. The humerus upright so that the foreleg is not set in under the body

Forelegs – Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm, well developed knee. Short flat bone below the knee, pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense

Body – Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with well sprung ribs
Hindquarters – Lengthy and fine. Not cobby, ragged or goose-rumped. Tail well set on and carried gaily

Hind Legs – Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind leg not be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and hooves dense

Action – Quick, free and straight from the shoulder, well away in front. Hocks and knees well flexed with straight and powerful leverage and well under the body

General – Character Hardy, spirited and pony like