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post #1 of 9 Old 11-26-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Welsh Hanovarian Prospect

I am hoping to look at a sport pony prospect tomorrow. She is a 2 year old 13'1" Welsh Hanovarian cross. She is registered Half Welsh and has been awarded Overall Reserve Grand Champion Half Welsh at a Welsh Futurity last year (I don't know where).

So, I am looking for a prospect pony as potential hunter / jumper / all around pony club mount. Does anyone have any experience with this type of cross? How much growth could I expect if she is 13'1" as a 2 year old? (I will "string test" her when I see her. What types of personalities have you seen in this type of cross? Things to watch for? Unfortunately, I have little experience with these breeds and would appreciate some feedback.

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I have a two-and-a-half-year-old Half-Welsh, and he is wonderful. His other cross is a Paint; so I don't know how much he would compare to your prospect, but he is super calm and brave. Nothing bothers him, and he takes everything in stride. I don't know if his great personality is from the Welsh side, but he is very friendly and curious. You can't go out into the pasture without having him investigate what you're doing. He just started wearing a saddle, and he acts as if he has been doing it for years.

I wouldn't expect a lot of growth after two, maybe a few inches, of course it depends on the individual. I'm hoping mine won't grow any taller because he is already over 14 hands, but he has been filling out more than growing taller since he turned 2.
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I don't know much about the cross, but I wouldn't expect a whole lot of growth between now and maturity. She might top out about 14, but I wouldn't guess a whole lot larger. And the string test isn't always accurate. My filly will supposedly be 20 hands according to the sting test AND measuring from knee to top of hoof. I wouldn't stake much on that
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if that horse does not make the grade i have a super horse that might do very well.

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I am hoping to look at a sport pony prospect tomorrow. She is a 2 year old 13'1" Welsh Hanovarian cross. She is registered Half Welsh and has been awarded Overall Reserve Grand Champion Half Welsh at a Welsh Futurity last year (I don't know where).

So, I am looking for a prospect pony as potential hunter / jumper / all around pony club mount. Does anyone have any experience with this type of cross? How much growth could I expect if she is 13'1" as a 2 year old? (I will "string test" her when I see her. What types of personalities have you seen in this type of cross? Things to watch for? Unfortunately, I have little experience with these breeds and would appreciate some feedback.

Thanks!
I have a friend who is a race track he bought this little filly to race, she's super super cute short backed probable between 14 and 15hh bay with black mane and tail she's a gorgeous sport pony small TB type. Check hom pout if the one your looking at adoest come through. IO'll bet hell let you take this one for real cheap

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what is the breeding of hanovarian dam or sire?
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what is the breeding of hanovarian dam or sire?
Her Dam is a registered warmblood out of the Hanoverian stallion Wodan and a thoroughbred mare. Her sire is the Welsh stud Riverwind Diamonds and Ice who goes back to Alvesta Picasso.

I don't know much about her breeding, but she is turning out to be a lovely little mare.
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I've been looking at getting another horse lately. My current jumper is a cob sized Paint/Warmblood cross. I'd been looking at getting a welsh cross as i'd like to stick with a Cob sized horse. However, my issue is that I don't want to import and i'd like something around 15.2. It's tough to find a nice welsh cross that isn't pony sized.

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I've been looking at getting another horse lately. My current jumper is a cob sized Paint/Warmblood cross. I'd been looking at getting a welsh cross as i'd like to stick with a Cob sized horse. However, my issue is that I don't want to import and i'd like something around 15.2. It's tough to find a nice welsh cross that isn't pony sized.
I did end up purchasing the Welsh cross just over a year ago. She was 3 in August and now stands just a hair under 14 hands. I've seen a few other Welsh crosses and they all seem to be around the same height, so I don't think you'll get 15.2 in a Welsh cross. My filly is sturdy, but quite elegant and not all that cob-like.

If you are looking for something around 15.2, why would you look for a welsh cross over a horse breed? What characteristics are you looking for?
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I was looking for a section D and a warmblood or TB cross to possibly get the height I want. I rode a welsh cob (pony sized of course) at a jumper barn a few years back and LOVED him. They are super talented and brave.
It's either that, or i'm stuck importing an Irish Cob.

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