Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Jay, unfortunatly a black and white cob cannot be a native pony. Native ponies are those registered in one of the 9 main pure bred registers in the UK (Welsh, connemara, highland, new forest, fell, dale, exmoor, dartmoor, shetland).
You can have black and white cobs that are shown as traditionals. As you said yours looks exactly like the photo I put up in the other thread I would say yours is a Traditional.
Navy velvet hat (flesh coloured straps or a beagler for inhands)
Shirt, tie, tweed jacket.
Trousers in a contrasting colour to your horses legs (I prefer navy blue for white legs, or brown).
Boots or shoes that you can run in (no trainers)
For the pony.
Plain inhand bridle with plain flat wide noseband and browband. (preferably dark havanna leather).
Mane and tail should be long and knot free and immaculate.
Feathers should be long, silky and knot free.
Trimm off any mustach and her beard but not her wiskers.
Trimm off any long hairs or gunky bits from her ears.
The pony should of course be absolutly spotless, scrubed within an inch of its life. (the photo I put up before the pony had a 3hr bath the night before and an hour in the morning of the show, rediculas amounts of chalk etc).
Bit of baby oil around the eyes and muzzle and you are good to go.
I personaly never use hoof oil on a horse with long feather as it geets in the feathers, stains them and causes them to clump.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT