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post #1 of 8 Old 05-26-2009, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone! Ive got a pony who is part Galloway. I've been told that it's a small thoroughbred. But i would like to know a bit about the Galloway. Eg: what it's temperments are, whether it's good at jumping, the Galloways history. And stuff like that. I've tried looking it up on google but there's really no good results. Could someone help me.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-26-2009, 04:04 AM
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uh galloway is just a height classification. Therefore your pony cant be part galloway, its either one or the other.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-26-2009, 04:12 AM
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Maybe part cow??? Australian Galloway Association Inc.

And I found this too... "The Galloway pony is an extinct horse breed, once native to Scotland and northern England. It was said to have "good looks, a wide, deep chest and a tendency to pace rather than trot.""
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Galloway pony

But here in Oz a galloway is a horse between 14hh and 15hh, not a breed but a height for hacking, also known as a cob in the UK. So as far as the small thoroughbred that would be right...
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Pinto Pony. My pony is an Australian Galloway.
Miss Katie I know Galloway is sometimes called a hight classification. But it's also a breed. My pony was bred at a stud. And i'm sure the lady knew what she was talking about when she said his dam (mum) was a Galloway. So Iv'e been told it's a small thoroughbred. And it is a breed. But maybe Galloway is called a different name. So if anyone knows what the other name for a Galloway (if there is one) is it would be great. Thanks
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Just because the pony was breed at a stud doesnt make it a breed. There are studs that specialize in breeding galloways, but they are breeding for a height, not a breed.

When this lady told you that your pony was bred from a galloway, did she specificly say it was a breed?? Is it possible that when she made this statement, she was purely refering to height??

Does the pony have papers, or do you know its breeding??

Im sorry, but I think you have either been lied to, or missunderstood what they ment.
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no. My pony does not have papers. He is not a purebred. He is a Galloway x Australian Riding Pony. But I have been told once that he was a Waler Galloway.
But i'm not sure of the full story. you see we didn't buy him from the stud. The stud who bred him got the EI. So the stud owner moved him down to near where I live. Then that stud got the EI. The stud owner didn't want to come back down near where I live because she was working at another stud in QLD. So she said to the lady near where I live Sell him. so the lady near where I live said "ok if thats what you want" she tried to sell him. But no one could afford the amount. Then one of my dads friends said "i'll have a look at him" but she couldn't afford it either. So then the lady where my pony was bred said."just give him away". So she gave him to my dads friend. Then my dads friend sold him to my dad and my dad gave him to me. So now we were reasearching my pony we found out what we wanted. But I wanted to know something about galloways. Because I love jumping And i wanted to know if his breed was good at jumping. so yeah thats all I know.
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Sorry that may be a bit confusing ^^
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It may be possible that the breeder didn't know the breed of the dam, and just refered to her as a galloway. Galloway is NOT a breed. It is a term for the hieght range 14h-15h and is used in hacking, as well as pony and hack. I.e. Pony Hunter, Galloway hunter, etc. All different height classes.

A Waler is a horse that is descended from the horses used by the Australian cavalry. Similar to the Australian Stock Horse, both breeds share some ancestors and attributes. A waler/ARP cross would be quite unusual.

If he is an ARP cross, he would be fairly small, yes? If he is indeed a galloway he will be between 14h and 15h. Any horse can jump, but unless he is outstanding he will probably be limited to smaller fences because of his height. But there are always exceptions.

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