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  • Braggity-brag!

    I can't resist bragging a bit about my new boy. Eragon, my 3 year old Welsh Cob C X TB, is the first horse I've started myself, and only my second horse. I am so thrilled with him! He's wonderfully forward and supple under saddle, and he puts all his energy towards his work. He can be hot and hyper acting when tacking up, but the minute I hit the saddle he is 100% professional.

    His focus under saddle is amazing! I love this horse and just hope I am equal to his talents.

    Here's our videos from the last two months.

    And some stills from the video.

    He's been undersaddle since September. I could not be happier.

    Is it a Welsh thing? A pony thing? A clean-slate baby horse thing? Whatever it is, I'm hooked!
    2007 Welsh Cob C X TB GG Eragon
    Our training journal.
    1989-2008 French TB Shamus Fancy
    I owned him for fifteen years, but he was his own horse.

  • #2
    He looks gorgeous, congratulations on having a wonderful baby


    • #3
      JEALOUS!!!! Where did you find him? He's gorgeous!

      I used to own a QH / Welsh. Best pony I ever had...


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by Haltatx17 View Post
        JEALOUS!!!! Where did you find him? He's gorgeous!

        I used to own a QH / Welsh. Best pony I ever had...
        Thanks! He came from this small breeder in Michigan.

        He was actually less than 2 hours from where I live. I was planning on doing a larger--US wide--search for my next horse...but I got lucky and he was right in my backyard.
        2007 Welsh Cob C X TB GG Eragon
        Our training journal.
        1989-2008 French TB Shamus Fancy
        I owned him for fifteen years, but he was his own horse.


        • #5
          Congratulations. I have 2 section Cs and 5 section Ds. All those I have started have been relatively quick learners. The one thing I have always found with Welsh (in general there are always the rare exception) is that they do not have to be taught something twice. This can be good or bad I think what you are seeing is typical of the breed but also because you have a clean slate. I have 3 here that were sent to me (given as in free) because of poor starts. They learned quickly too but all the "wrong" stuff like how to fight, evade, etc. I have them all going well and I can honestly say they are solid citizens. Again congratulations and here's to many more fantastic rides and fun with the progression.

          Though likely unnecessary but because I have the collection I do, I will leave you with one more bit of friendly warning. You cannot unlearn a welsh, particularly a welsh cob. My "rejects" all have baggage which will never be forgotten. Luckily due to diligent efforts I have been successful in dealing with their issues and redirecting their focus and energies; but, the shameful part was that their issues were ever instilled in the first place because all could have been avoided.
          Last edited by exvet; Dec. 22, 2010, 03:23 PM.
          Ranch of Last Resort


          • #6
            Well I think he is absolutely gorgeous and you are doing a fantastic job with him. Congratulations! My only suggestion (not that you want it) would be to "bring on the contact."


            • #7