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Hello, I am wondering if anyone can help me with the breed of my horse.
I know she is a cob of sorts. However, she is a rescue and we are not sure of her background.
Is she a Welsh? or "Gypsy cob" ?? Or other?
She is a piebald, big chunky girl with a lovely nature.
Thanks in advance!
 

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I've got one of those! I know he has a lot of Welsh D, a little Shire, and the rest, who knows? I describe him as a Gypsy Cob type, as his passport was originally held with the old Gypsy Cob and Pony Society, but his actual "pedigree" is unknown. Hope that helps. Your mare is adorable, but then I am a little biased in the hairy cob department :D.
 

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Thank you for your reply! We believe she definitely has shire in her and Welsh D is probably right, I guess we will never know.. I suppose it doesn't matter what she is as I will always love her a lot! I love hairy cobs too :)
 

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Not pure Welsh, they don't have tobiano in their gene pool :) Probably has some Gypsy in there. I can't think of anything else that heavy that has tobiano.
 

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I really don't have any clue to what she might be, but man is she cute! <3
 

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Thanks guys, she is a very heavy horse.. literally! Thank you all for your help though. She came from gypsies but obviously that means nothing as to what she is..
 

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She's most likely a gypsy cob and very typical of her breed
It is possible to get a similar look by crossing a shire, clydesdale etc type with a pony breed or an arab though but her head doesn't look small enough for that
I really like the look of her
 

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Since you're in GB, (right?) I won't guess about her breed. She looks a bit like what here in the US is called a Gypsy Vanner, but her head is more draft-like and her build perhaps a bit heavier. I like her a bunch, but can't imagine dealing with those feathers in the mud!!
 

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Thanks to everyone for replying! Like I said, she did come from gypsies so that is a big possibility but due to her being rescued from them, we will never know her past! She is a muck magnet as it is and with her feathers she is a total nightmare to keep clean.. It doesn't help that she is a Piebald so any mud/dirt out of place shows up really well! Thanks again :)
 

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I know a lot of (evil) people (myself included) who clip all the feather off our hairies.
Unless you intend to show in traditional or gypsy cob classes its something to consider because mites can also be a real nightmare with them
 

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I have no idea what she could be, however I will say this.

1. She is absolutely adorable
2. I can imagine it must be a nightmare to keep her clean
 
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