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jessb_123 06-05-2008 03:41 PM

Irish Cobs
 
Does anyone have an Irish Cob. It's just I am going to look at one soon, but just wanted to know what they are like, the owner said he is really bomb proof and sensible, is this common in Irish cobs.
You can probably tell I don't know an awful lot! They look pretty big.

Sara 06-05-2008 04:29 PM

Well, "big" and "tall" don't necessarily go hand in hand. Generally, cobs are not exceptionally tall. That's about the extent of my knowledge, but can I take this excuse to post this mare? I love her look :) (site here: http://www.parnellsirishcobs.com )

http://www.parnellsirishcobs.com/ima..._1402_full.jpg

http://www.parnellsirishcobs.com/ima..._1480_full.jpg

appylover31803 06-05-2008 04:38 PM

she's gorgeous!

I love her coloring!

Sara 06-05-2008 04:59 PM

She's a looker for sure. Definitely the "superstar" of their farm, from looking at the website :)

My2Geldings 06-05-2008 05:13 PM

I wouldn't get a horse that coloring, to bold for me but that particular horse is very flashy no doubt! :shock:

Sara 06-05-2008 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by My2Geldings
I wouldn't get a horse that coloring, to bold for me but that particular horse is very flashy no doubt! :shock:

Haha, yeah, the first two thoughts that went through my head were 'beautiful' and 'grass stains' :P

But if someone else wants to keep her clean, I will certainly enjoy looking!

irisheyes12 06-05-2008 06:08 PM

Pretty, looks like a Gypsy Vanner to me.

Gingerrrrr 06-05-2008 06:13 PM

i looked them up and they are basically a Gypsy Vanner just a different name.

Kyani 06-05-2008 07:09 PM

Gypsy Cob/Irish Cob/Gypsy Vanner are all the same. The last, just being a name some clever money-spinner slapped on them to sell them for big money in America. In the UK, gypsy cob refers specifically to one with a loud paint pattern, wheras Irish cob can refer to either, in general.

I know looooads of them and I think they're fab. There's no height limit really, but the average size for cobs is around 14 or 15 hands, so they're not huge unless specifically bred for it. The idea of the type is to be a weight carrier, and 'tall' doesn't often help with that, contrary to common thought.
Gypsy cobs in England have the reputation of being slow, steady and bombproof, as well as rather unathletic, but I've seen them defy all those stereotypes! They are fab, usually sensible little horses though, with bags of character.

jessb_123 06-06-2008 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyani
Gypsy Cob/Irish Cob/Gypsy Vanner are all the same. The last, just being a name some clever money-spinner slapped on them to sell them for big money in America. In the UK, gypsy cob refers specifically to one with a loud paint pattern, wheras Irish cob can refer to either, in general.

I know looooads of them and I think they're fab. There's no height limit really, but the average size for cobs is around 14 or 15 hands, so they're not huge unless specifically bred for it. The idea of the type is to be a weight carrier, and 'tall' doesn't often help with that, contrary to common thought.
Gypsy cobs in England have the reputation of being slow, steady and bombproof, as well as rather unathletic, but I've seen them defy all those stereotypes! They are fab, usually sensible little horses though, with bags of character.

Thank you. The one I'm going to look at is around 15 hands. It is really hard deciding which one to buy!


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