WELSH PONY BREED STANDARD
(excerpted from the WPCSA Sanctioned Show Rules)
Article 101. TYPE AND CONFORMATION
Welsh Ponies, Section A Not exceeding 12:2 hands high
|General Character: Hardy, spirited and
Color: Any color except piebald and skewbald.
Head: Small, clean-cut, well set on and tapering to the muzzle.
Ears: Well-placed, small and pointed, well up on the head,
Nostrils: Prominent and open.
Jaws and Throat: Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle
of the 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 humerous upright so that the foreleg is not set in under
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,
Back and Loins: Muscular, strong and well-coupled.
Hind Quarters: 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 inward nor outward. The hock not to be set behind a line
from the point of the quarter to the fetlock point. Pasterns of
proportionate slope and length. Feet well-shaped, hooves dense.
Action: Quick, free and straight from the shoulder, well away in
front. Hocks well-flexed with straight and powerful leverage and well
under the body.
Welsh Ponies, Section B Not exceeding 14:2 hands high
The general description of ponies in Section A of the Stud Book is
applicable to those in Section B, but more particularly the Section B
pony shall be described as a riding pony, with quality, riding action,
adequate bone and substance, hardiness and constitution and with pony