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post #1 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Can you tell me her breed?

Hello, I am wondering if anyone can help me with the breed of my horse.
I know she is a cob of sorts. However, she is a rescue and we are not sure of her background.
Is she a Welsh? or "Gypsy cob" ?? Or other?
She is a piebald, big chunky girl with a lovely nature.
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 06:06 AM
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I've got one of those! I know he has a lot of Welsh D, a little Shire, and the rest, who knows? I describe him as a Gypsy Cob type, as his passport was originally held with the old Gypsy Cob and Pony Society, but his actual "pedigree" is unknown. Hope that helps. Your mare is adorable, but then I am a little biased in the hairy cob department .
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your reply! We believe she definitely has shire in her and Welsh D is probably right, I guess we will never know.. I suppose it doesn't matter what she is as I will always love her a lot! I love hairy cobs too :)
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Not pure Welsh, they don't have tobiano in their gene pool Probably has some Gypsy in there. I can't think of anything else that heavy that has tobiano.

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post #5 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 08:37 AM
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I really don't have any clue to what she might be, but man is she cute! <3

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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She looks like pure gypsy vanner/cob to me.

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post #7 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, she is a very heavy horse.. literally! Thank you all for your help though. She came from gypsies but obviously that means nothing as to what she is..
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'm going with pure vanner... I'd know a welsh D when I see it ;)
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 02:43 PM
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Gypsy Vanner?
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-24-2013, 03:05 PM
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She's most likely a gypsy cob and very typical of her breed
It is possible to get a similar look by crossing a shire, clydesdale etc type with a pony breed or an arab though but her head doesn't look small enough for that
I really like the look of her
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