Welsh/TB crosses?

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    10-23-2013, 04:44 PM
Welsh/TB crosses?

I've always been curious about if anyone else has discovered this amazing cross? I'm not much into the circuits so I don't really know if this is already a popular cross or not.

Currently I'm training this TB Welsh cross pony and she's simply amazing! EXACTLY like a little TB! She's jumped 3' 6" with room to spare (and she's only 14 hands high!)

She's smart and hardy like a welsh- always been barefoot and goes about 10 to 12 weeks between trimmings just because her feet are just awesome. But she also has the athletic ability and stamina of a TB.

Sorry, I'm just drooling over her at this point :P

Just curious if anyone else has any of these crosses? Post pics and stories!
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    10-23-2013, 05:26 PM
Green Broke
My first horse was a welsh x thoroughbred. Bought her as a yearling and broke her out at 3 myself(I was 17). I sold her later that year to a very reputable jumping stable locally.

Great mind, lovely to ride, quiet with enough zip to keep things interesting. Love this cross.
    10-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Green Broke
I've seen some Connemara crosses, and heard of some good pony crosses however they're like all crosses, they can turn out really good, or plain weird. I imagine that's why it hasn't "taken off", with cross breeds you can accurately breed what you want.

She looks super sweet though! She'd make a gorgeous kids pony or something one day.
    10-23-2013, 10:36 PM
Gorgeous!!!!! Really gorgeous.
    10-24-2013, 03:20 AM
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TB / Welsh crosses are extremely common over here as they make such a good mix. I was even thinking of putting my TB mare to a welsh, but was also tempted by a NF or Connemara.
    10-24-2013, 03:32 AM
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I agree with Clava, they are a common cross in the UK.

In my years I have had several, my first horse was out of a TB mare X Welsh Cob, she jumped like a stag. Another was crossed the other way, Welsh dam, he was a big horse, very laid back with a great pop to him.

It is a good X and, as said, popular in the UK. Many moons ago most event horses had a touch of pony, either Welsh or Connemarra to give them the ability to get out of trouble!
    10-24-2013, 04:29 AM
Green Broke
Most british ridining ponies (show ponies and hunter ponies) are welsh x tb in various proportions (more welsh in the hunter ponies, more TB or arab in the Show ponies).

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Show hunter pony

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    10-25-2013, 08:15 PM
We have a Welsh x Hannovarian/ TB cross filly. She is just 4, but we are hoping she will turn out very nice. Here's a picture of her under saddle with my daughter riding her. ( Rider is about 5'8" and pony is almost 14 hands)

    10-26-2013, 04:10 AM
We have one too, 4 year old, fantastic boy
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