Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
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Nice horse! I'm very impressed at how clean you keep those feathers too, I'm way too impatient to deal with all of that. Do you find he gets itchy in the summer?
I don't think they're underrated at all, but I have noticed that our term 'Cob' is a bit of a catch-all that doesn't translate in North America. They have the recently invented Gypsy Vanner registry created from stock from the UK, and then there's the newly invented Drum Horse registry, and quite possible others.
What in the UK we would describe proudly as a 'Cob' with no breeding papers at all, might here be described (somewhat dismissively) as a 'Grade Horse' ie. A cross breed of unknown origin.
Long live the solid, sensible, stubborn, cheeky, well-boned honest Cob!
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.