Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
To yogiwick: my view (though it may be incorrect, and I look forward to hearing other opinions) is that the 'Registered cobs' in North America are akin to me importing a bunch of similar looking grade horses (making sure all were similar colours or types) to the UK, and pronouncing them to be "Ranch Royals" or "Cowboy Workers" or whatever else made-up name I came up with - and thus creating demand and wealth where there was none.
To clarify - Registered Welsh Sections A to D are not what I would call a Cob - to me, a Cob is a TYPE it's not a registered breed. I might call a Welsh 'cobby', and that would be a compliment because I like good bone, weight, and character.
The UK is indeed full of Cobs and they are all fabulous horses.
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.