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        09-06-2010, 11:54 AM
    Originally Posted by CheyAut    
    There are 4 sections. The A is the Welsh Mountain Pony; The B is the Welsh Pony; The C is the Welsh Pony of Cob Type; The D is the Welsh Cob. Some refer to them all as Welsh, some do that but add the letter.

    I LOVE feathers and would NOT want to cut them off, even on your beautiful Welsh Cob. But, if there were a medical reason to do so I would have to face it and do so... crying if it were my Fell pony and his gorgeous feathers! But really, it's totally up to you, and if you want to take hers off, no harm to her at all! :)

    BTW I just bought a Welsh Mountain Pony who is red roan and I thought of your girl as soon a I saw her :)
    We had a Welsh type C at the old barn named Roxy. Little children's hunter, the CUTEST thing ever.
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        09-06-2010, 12:04 PM
    Green Broke
    Thanks for the clarification guys :) See, ya learn something new every day if you keep yourself open to it.

    I would do what you want, your horse, your time. I know there are some areas here in the states that if they were left long all winter and weren't kept immaculately clean you would have more than thrush to worry about, you'd have all sorts of rain rot, "scratches" and other fungal creepy crawlies....and those take even MORE time to take care of and make the horse uncomfortable. Why not just make you and your horse happy because in the end, that's all that matters anyway.
        09-06-2010, 12:09 PM
    Thanks for all of the input everyone. I think that in my circumstances it is best to keep her trimmed in the winter, and let the feathers grow out in the summer. Her fetlocks are beautiful, but not when they become "mud dreadlocks".

    She is a Welsh Section C... or more accurately she has a Welsh C sire and a Welsh D dam... but in the end she's a Welsh and I love her to pieces.
        09-06-2010, 12:26 PM
    O trim them it stope dreaded mud fever as you can get into the skin and the mud dries quivker

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