Originally Posted by Bluebird
Its really difficult to comment on 'breeds' as in the UK we have different terminology. If she has feathering on her feet then she has a 'wild pony' in her somewhere. We have some horses called Gypsy Vanners or Welsh Cobs who are pony sized horses with feather. Have a look at some of the British native breeds on the net: Highland Ponies, Welsh Cobs, Dartmoor ponies. I have a feeling you will see a lot more of her heritage but going way, way back. No doubt that she has Arab and Connemara in her somewhere though. Get her seen by a good farrier who will balance her feet for you and sort out any problems. She is sooooo pretty!
I actually thought she had some welsh cob in her for a while, but then I dropped the idea. Maybe I'll keep those breeds open-minded.
Her feet are fine right now. It took her a while to get used to the idea of having her hooves done, though.
And thanks! I first found out about her without even seeing her picture. Once I found a picture (which was an awful one of her at that!) nobody could understand why I would want her. It was a TERRIBLE shot of her. Once I got her home and groomed up, she sparkled. O:
Point is: don't judge horses by their appearance. You never know what might be under the surface layer. C;