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  • Are 1/4 horses ponies ?

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    06-18-2013, 06:33 AM
Green Broke
I believe there is also a quarter pony registry as well.

What a cute face!
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    06-18-2013, 12:24 PM
Thanks all. My horse, Bella, is 14.2hh. Isn't that considered a Cob? When we go to shows people say "Your pony is so cute". I think to myself, "she is a horse"
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    06-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Green Broke
14.2 and under is technically a pony.

Not sure where you are at, but here in the US "cob" really isn't a common term, but over in England and such I believe its a much more common term.
    06-18-2013, 05:42 PM
A cob is a bigger boned pony.. more like a haflinger cross or welsh- somethin along those lines. A quarter pony is a quarter pony- they do have a registry and can be poa registered too if under 14.2 hands.

Your horse is a pony, lol. When I think of 'cob' I think of uk terms for a cross of some light draft or somethin like that.. welsh, shetland, haflinger.. ya know whati mean?
    06-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Green Broke
Quarter ponies are super short quarter horses. ;O
Some of them are TB looking and some bulldog looking. Just like any AQH
    06-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Green Broke
QH can be 14.2 hh. Poa are the 'appy' ponies, and have a height limit as do the other pony breeds. Haflingers are not ponies,neither are Nowegien Fjords or any other smaller horse.
Minis are considered horses, but to me , with the head size, they are dinky ponies.No offense meant to the people with Mini's, I think they are cute.
    06-18-2013, 07:32 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the POA is it's own breed registry (granted it is a 'new' breed) and while it's open to new blood, it isn't just the 'small appys who didn't make the cut'
    06-19-2013, 01:53 AM
Their are plenty of HORSES that are 14.2 and under. That does not make them ponies. My 14 hand arabians are not ponies they are horses. A welsh cobb or connemara pony that is over 14.2 do not become a horse. Using height to designate a pony is archaic and false.
I have seen a couple of 13.2 or 13.3 hand QHs that are registered with the AQHA. Shalom
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    06-19-2013, 07:28 AM
The Quarter Pony Registration was created for ponies of unknown breeding that fit the characteristics of the registration. To summarize, the ponies need to be under 14.2 hands, western-type, non-gaited and without a color pattern.
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    06-19-2013, 08:48 AM
Like 2horses said, pretty much anything 14.2 & under that appears stock type can be registered as a quarter pony.

That being said, depends on who you talk to what they may consider a QP. For me, a quarter pony is a short quarter horse, anything else is a pony cross (unless it's a registered breed like Welsh, etc). But that's just my personal take because it makes it more clear what you may/may not be purchasing. If it's a QH or if it's a cross breed, I want to know what one truly is not just a slapped on label because of size. Here's our resident QP gelding, Stubby, 13.2hh AQHA reg'd son of Reynolds Rap (son of Sonny Dee Bar). Just don't tell him he's a pony, he'd take offense.

Quite some years ago with my sister on board
A few months back in all his fluffy winter glory with my DD. Stub recently celebrated his 21st birthday.

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