Thanks guys, good to see that a lot of people are also seeing the Welsh D. I was hoping it wasn't just wishful thinking, I love the Cobs and have wanted one (or a partbred) for a very long time.
Yes I was thinking his head was the wrong shape for a Welsh D because the majority of local ones are a lot more refined in the face. But all through the neck and body he looks so cobby to me.
I seriously doubt Fjord, there are only like 50 in Australia and 2 in Western Aus. They are a very rare breed here.
He matured very late, I think he's actually still changing shape going on recent photos vs photos from around 10 months ago. He'd be 6 or 7, not exactly sure of his age.
I don't know his story, like I said he's not my horse. Just the sire of my filly. As far as I know he was kept entire because he's a nice colour and he has a beautiful temperament, and they saw quality in him when he was a baby. He's from a city that is very near an area with a large population of Australian Brumbies so he might be a Brumby, I've met a fair few that I thought were dead certs for Welsh Cobs and then I found out that they weren't!
The owners breed TBs mainly, for racing, so they are used to fine boned horses. To them, this stallion is really chunky. He is really successful in the show ring, that sash is for champion buckskin and he has a fair few champion sashes under his belt.
He can REALLY jump, all of 14.3 and he's free jumped 3'4" with next to no training. His form is just lovely. Honestly when he's jumping he looks more like a Cob than when he's not moving... I've seen a video, he's pretty impressive.