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apache 11-09-2009 02:17 PM

Native British Breeds
Hi everyone I live in the uk and new to the forum I was just wondering, which, if any of the british native breeds are popular in the usa?

back in the crosby again 11-09-2009 02:46 PM

The Thoroughbred, Clydesdale, Shetland pony and Welsh pony. Can't think of many others that are really popular. Irish Draught to some extent, but not really that popular.

Aoi Miku 11-11-2009 05:10 PM

Didn't think TB's were Natives..

I'd say Shetland types or some sort of Welsh.
I say some sort since a skinny, badly built, TB-looking section C can be 14.2hh and still registered as Welsh.

Clydes and Clyde X's seem to be popular too.
Well, from what I've seen on my latest trips to the states.

Lis 11-11-2009 07:44 PM

Yep, TBs were bred in Britain.

Aoi Miku 11-12-2009 11:28 AM

Ohh, learn something new everyday xD

Horselady44 11-12-2009 01:30 PM

yep...clyde/clyde X's are really popular around here. TB's are pretty popular as well. The shetland and welsh ponies are really popular as well.:D

apache 11-13-2009 12:35 PM

Thanks everyone for your answers its just interesting to know, i know its not a native breed but ive heard hackney ponies are popular my friend has just imported 2.

Lis 11-13-2009 12:39 PM

Hackneys are a British breed.

apache 11-14-2009 10:37 AM

Sorry i worded that wrong i was thinking more of our mountain and moorland breeds yes i did no hackneys are native to britain

sillybunny11486 11-14-2009 11:23 AM

the ponies I see over here are nothing like the sturdy natives you see in the uk. most of them are bred to be fine boned and dainty now. are halflingers british breeds? i see them advertised more and more.

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