Welsh Mountain Pony Section D

sec D

Breed Standard

General Character – Strong, hardy and active with pony character and as much substance as possible

Height – The height should exceed 13.2 hh (137cms): no upper limit

Colour & Markings – Any colour except piebald and skewbald

Head – Full of quality and pony character -A coarse head and Roman nose are most objectionable

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 – Strong but well laid back

Forelegs – Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm.Well developed knees with an abundance of bone below them. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense. When in the rough a moderate quantity of silky feather is not objected to, but coarse, wiry hair is a definite objection

Body – Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with well sprung ribs
Hindquarters – Lengthy and strong. Ragged or drooping quarters are objectionable. Tail well set on

Hind Legs – Second thighs strong and muscular. 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 – 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