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    #21
    Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post
    And as I said, there have been a number of Cardi/WB crosses. They were way outside my budget
    Cardi? I'm not familiar with that term/breed/???

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      #22
      Originally posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
      Welsh Cobs can be a little bit... Difficult? Exvet has posted about this before. I just got a Welsh cob cross, and he needs a strong, confident rider - I love him, but he has the 'tude... They few I've seen have all had that 'tude - although they've all been talented horses.
      I've had Andalusians. I know about 'tude.

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        Originally posted by KyrieNZ View Post

        Cardi? I'm not familiar with that term/breed/???
        https://www.facebook.com/northforkscardi/

        http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...-doesnt-matter

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsWs7qeH9qg
        Let me apologize in advance.

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        • #24
          That is the risk of any breeding though. I'll be breeding very good conformation to very good conformation.
          Risk exists on a spectrum. For example, breeding a TB to a TB is lower risk than breeding a Gypsy to a Quarter horse. Breeding a European Warmblood to another is lower risk than breeding one to a Welsh.

          ​​​​​You never just breed the two horses in front of you. What you really do is combine their genetics. And genetics are a funny thing. Mother Nature has a great sense of humor.
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          • #25
            The Welsh stallions I've seen in the USA, yes. The ones on my side of the pond that are one hoof away from a diabetic coma and bred for in hand and not temperament, not a hope in hell.

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              • #27
                This is my Welsh Cob cross - not a WB cross, but you can see how much the cob stamped him! He is out of a grade mare - as far as I can determine, she is part Arab and ???. He has a nice canter, functional trot, the walk is a bit tight, but improving. He has all the 'tude I mentioned in my prior post, and requires a confident rider - but he sure is CUTE! And we get along really well - I actually like a dash of 'tude and a smart horse!

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                • #28
                  CUTE!!!
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                  • #29
                    A friend of mine breeds beautiful Welsh Cobs and Welsh Cob/WB crosses here in the Midwest: Castleberry Welsh Cobs & Sport Horses (link to website below). She has get that is excelling in all different disciplines. There are a few very nice dressage types moving up the levels and another of my friends has one of her Cob/WB crosses that is eventing.
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                      #30
                      Originally posted by Dressagelvr View Post
                      ​​​​​You never just breed the two horses in front of you. What you really do is combine their genetics. And genetics are a funny thing. Mother Nature has a great sense of humor.
                      Very good point. I will look into background conformation.

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                        #31
                        Thanks for all comments and feedback, I really appreciate it. I have weighed up the pros and cons, and if the breeding gods smiled on me, I would have an exquisite foal. However, if it all turned pear shaped, I'd end up with a neck and tail.

                        While I still like the warmblood/welsh x, I'm not going ahead with the original breeding plan for that particular mare, but will look at another option for breeding my Welsh/Warmblood.

                        Last edited by KyrieNZ; Jun. 22, 2017, 06:33 PM.

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                        • #32
                          A friend of ours had a lovley imported section D cob mare and bred to a warmblood several times (a few different stallions - Air Jordan, Rio Grande) until she found the perfect match. She had a few amazing crosses by one of the stallions and they have all done really well. They are careful jumpers (two were sold to the US in the low 6 digits) and one of the jumpers was the only North American bred horse in the young jumpers class and ended up sixth. He also won the free jumping competion locally here and all were so surprised when it was said he was out of a "pony". But boy, could he jump! But the pony comes through in all of them lol! But not bad in any way, just opinionanated.

                          Another of her babies is doing the A circuit hunters and competed in Florida and was consistantly in the ribbons. So they are very useful for sure!

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                          • #33
                            In my experience there is a difference between a warmblood x welsh cross (section A or B) versus a warmblood x welsh cob cross (section C or D). While any of the crosses can yield wonderful and I mean wonderful results, there are still smart choices that should be made. Knowing what is behind all of the genetics that went into the critter in front of you and the one you intend to breed to and being able to 'see' what possible combinations could result will guide you best OP I wish you well with whatever future plans you have for your mare.
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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by exvet View Post
                              In my experience there is a difference between a warmblood x welsh cross (section A or B) versus a warmblood x welsh cob cross (section C or D). .
                              My experience is VERY limited, but the friend I had who crossed Welsh had a Section B - pretty, refined stallion. And he was super sweet and mellow - as were the offspring. Very different from the Cobs I've seen - who tend to be bigger, heavier (not in a bad way), and hotter. And the Section B ponies I have seen have been more hunter movers - long and sweeping movement, while the cobs have been more knee, more hock, more power behind. So I would totally believe there is a huge difference!

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                              • #35
                                I have been boarding (my non-Welsh horses) at a Welsh farm for the better part of 20 years now and have been peripherally involved in the North East Welsh Pony and Cob Assoc by way of proximity and I don't know that I would say cobs have attitude across the board. I've known quite a few personally and can only think of one or two that I would call a handful (both are stallions, actually--so who knows if it's 'tude, or stallion 'tude). In fact, I was very seriously considering breeding my WB mare to a cob until I discovered she had PSSM.

                                The Nebo Calonog babies I have known and ridden have been talented and smart--even the crosses. Quillane Apollo throws stunning and talented get who are competing at everything from driving to dressage. I am blanking on the stud's name at the moment, but Ashland Welsh has a C that has sired a whole generation of wonderful ponies. And Cardi...oh my!

                                Point being, my experiences with cobs and cob crosses is that they tend to be athletic and talented with level heads (for the most part). And I have seen more A/B crosses that I would call "frankenhorse" than I have ever seen cob crosses. Like I said above, I wouldn't hesitate to breed to one if I had a mare with genetics that were a good idea to perpetuate.

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                                  #36
                                  I would appreciate any links to Welsh/Warmblood crosses, ie Facebook pages, studs etc, to further my research. Thanks

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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by ecileh View Post
                                    I have been boarding (my non-Welsh horses) at a Welsh farm for the better part of 20 years now and have been peripherally involved in the North East Welsh Pony and Cob Assoc by way of proximity and I don't know that I would say cobs have attitude across the board. I've known quite a few personally and can only think of one or two that I would call a handful (both are stallions, actually--so who knows if it's 'tude, or stallion 'tude). In fact, I was very seriously considering breeding my WB mare to a cob until I discovered she had PSSM.

                                    The Nebo Calonog babies I have known and ridden have been talented and smart--even the crosses. Quillane Apollo throws stunning and talented get who are competing at everything from driving to dressage. I am blanking on the stud's name at the moment, but Ashland Welsh has a C that has sired a whole generation of wonderful ponies. And Cardi...oh my!

                                    Point being, my experiences with cobs and cob crosses is that they tend to be athletic and talented with level heads (for the most part). And I have seen more A/B crosses that I would call "frankenhorse" than I have ever seen cob crosses. Like I said above, I wouldn't hesitate to breed to one if I had a mare with genetics that were a good idea to perpetuate.
                                    Tomas (Nebo Calonog) has produced many fine cobs and crosses; but, in the wrong hands some of his stock haven't always been the easiest. He is the sire of Ashland's stud, Gallod Replica who I think you might be referring to; but, am not sure. Quillane Apollo is very nice indeed but again, all of us breeders of Welsh know that it's very critical not to just select to get a well built animal but to select to get a good mind. I think what you've hit on is a list of very skillful breeders who know how to market their animals well. They do put very nice animals on the ground as do a few others who have posted here or been identified. I find in general that when you don't know what's behind the animal in front of you in terms of generations of pedigree the surprises (which really shouldn't have been if you know what Im' sayin') come out. The A/B crosses that I've seen that have caused me to shake my head only underscore my point. Read the standards for each of those sections and take a look at how different they are when we're talking American emphasis. I don't consider them to be as similar in type. Of course I'm one who isn't all that foud of the idea of crossing section B on cob either, especially since you have to register the get as a cob but that's a whole 'nuther monster there.
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                                    • #38
                                      the cross of welsh cob to warmblood and/or TB is a magic cross. Depending on the height of your mare you will get a resulting horse in the range of 15.2-16hh, excellent temperament and work ethic, soundness, a brain, beautiful mover, well conformed. You will not be disappointed!

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                                      • #39
                                        EXVET please feel free to point out the offspring of Thomas who have not met your standards; because everyone of them are true to breed type and character. Obviously the mare makes up half the equation in terms of temperament and looks. Thomas was always a gentleman, very easy to work around

                                        Replica hasn't sired a bad one but he's a Section C so expect smaller offspring from him.

                                        Apollo, while stunning, I cant speak to his offspring as I think their numbers are limited?

                                        If you are breeding for dressage crossing a talented Cob to a warmblood; you will get what youre looking for.

                                        breeding a B to a cob is just a disaster in my opinion.

                                        Section B's are performance ponies bred for the hunt fields as child sport ponies. Sections C & D are heavier boned, non hunter movers, good/excellent cart & dressage ponies with very elastic attention-getting movement

                                        these are Section D's:

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PtpnljPo8o


                                        these are section C:

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-7hrz1K0qk



                                        and these are Section B's:

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5bJnhHXwPs

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by snaffle1987 View Post
                                          EXVET please feel free to point out the offspring of Thomas who have not met your standards; because everyone of them are true to breed type and character.

                                          I agree 110% with exvet. She didn't say the Tomas crosses weren't nice, she was simply warning about temperament. Her comment of "but, in the wrong hands some of his stock haven't always been the easiest" is spot on!


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