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ItzKayley 07-10-2011 07:02 AM

Welsh cross?
 
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I have had Aussie for two years now but I'm still confused about what he is crossed with.
When we got him we was told he was a welsh cross, one of his parents was welsh, and the other a different breed, but what was the other one? :S
To me, he looks like a shetland pony, but he's too big to be one, due to the fact he is around 12.3hh. But that doesn't mean he can't be Welsh cross Shetland?
Although, to me his attitude is far from a shetland ponies. I can climb all over him when he is eating, dangle off the side of him, he does not care once you're on him. He is very cheeky though and likes to think he is human.
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momo3boys 07-10-2011 05:03 PM

I don't know, but he sure has some muscles! Wow!

ponyboy 07-10-2011 05:58 PM

"Welsh cross" can just mean a cross between the different Welsh breeds. I think your guy does have something else in him tho, possibly Shetland.

ItzKayley 07-12-2011 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by momo3boys (Post 1091915)
I don't know, but he sure has some muscles! Wow!

And fat! :P
I'm in love with horses with muscles not the little tiny ones that feel like there is nothing between your legs. I also love the fact if they are ponies with muscles, full grown adults can get on them and most of the time not look too big. :)

ItzKayley 07-12-2011 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ponyboy (Post 1091949)
"Welsh cross" can just mean a cross between the different Welsh breeds. I think your guy does have something else in him tho, possibly Shetland.

Correct, it can mean that but the old owners meant it as in one parent was welsh and the other a different breed. :)

ItzKayley 09-03-2011 08:20 AM

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Anyone else got an idea other than shetland? :)

Photo from today:
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blue eyed pony 09-03-2011 08:57 AM

I definitely see the welsh and I think he could well have Shetland in him, he just has something about him...

Welshies can be 15hh+ depending on which section they are! I know a gorgeous Welsh D that is at least 15hh. So it is possible he could be a bigger section Welsh crossed with a shetland.

To me he sounds like he is VERY welsh in personality. I love that cheeky streak.

I really like him, he is lovely. I love his shoulder!

...can I have him?? LOL (not really, I'm way too tall for a 12.3hh pony - not for "looking big" but for saddle size. I can't ride in anything smaller than 17 inch)

ItzKayley 09-03-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by blue eyed pony (Post 1160927)
I definitely see the welsh and I think he could well have Shetland in him, he just has something about him...

Welshies can be 15hh+ depending on which section they are! I know a gorgeous Welsh D that is at least 15hh. So it is possible he could be a bigger section Welsh crossed with a shetland.

To me he sounds like he is VERY welsh in personality. I love that cheeky streak.

I really like him, he is lovely. I love his shoulder!

...can I have him?? LOL (not really, I'm way too tall for a 12.3hh pony - not for "looking big" but for saddle size. I can't ride in anything smaller than 17 inch)

Thanks for your opinion, he is VERY cheeky. :P
Haha, when we got our old farrier out for the first time, they asked the same question. :P
As for saddle size, I got a english saddle this year (I rode in a stock) and I tryed my Mum's saddle on him for a rough idea. I think it is 17 inch and too big for me, but I think it looks alright on him? :P

Mum's Saddle:
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Mine & Because Aussie's cute. xD:
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blue eyed pony 09-04-2011 12:54 AM

Oh wow O.o looks like I would be able to ride a chunky 12.3hh pony, if your mum's saddle is 17 inch and fits him like that. That's actually quite a good fit for him so you're actually really unlikely to ever outgrow him, which is great :D

That's why I sold my old pony... the biggest saddle I could put on him was a 16.5 inch and I can't ride as effectively in something so much too small (I ride in a 17.5 inch dressage saddle, and I'm stuck in a 16.5 inch allpurpose for the moment but I'm going to get a jumping saddle sometime within the next few months). He was only 12.1hh and pure Welsh with a really short back, though, so that makes things tricky.

Aussie is so cute :)

ItzKayley 09-04-2011 02:02 AM

I asked Mum today, her saddle is 17 inch. :P
There is nothing better than riding a little 12.3hh chunky pony. Makes bareback comfy. :P


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