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The Highland Pony is one of the bigger native ponies at between 13.2 and 14 hands and is a breed of adjustable saddle for sale great antiquity. Bred for hard work on the crofts, the Highland is still used to cart full-size deer short on the hills, but his principal use in Scotland is as a very reliable trekking pony. Although it may be denied in Scotland, to the outside adjustable saddle for sale observer it is very clear that there are two discernible types of Highland: the heavier, sometimes almost ‘carty’ mainland type, and the much lighter Western Isles pony. The adjustable saddle for sale latter shoes the influence of the Arabian blood which as undoubtedly been introduced in the past and is an excellent riding pony for a child or an adult. Both are excellent harness ponies.

As a breed, the Highland is most docile and tractable and very attractive in appearance. Colours are varied and include adjustable saddle for sale both mouse and golden dun, bay, grey, brown and a chestnut which is often of as deep a shade as a bloodstone and is frequently accompanied by a silver mane and tail. The head is broad with the eyes set wide, and the body strong with good limbs, and the Western Isles type, especially, has excellent riding shoulders, although the wither is rarely pronounced.

The Dales and the Fell are very much adjustable saddle for sale alike to all but the expert, and may indeed share a common ancestry. It seems likely that in view of the proximity of the two, inter-breeding has occurred. Both ponies were originally pack ponies and trotters. The Dales, the heavier of the two, is generally the more suitable for driving. It stands up to 14.1 hands and is usually black or brown with an abundant mane and tail, and it must always carry the adjustable saddle for sale characteristic feather on the lower limbs. The Fell is an excellent and active riding type, with a good shoulder. Lighter in body than the Dales, it is still compact and strong. Colours are bay, brown, black, adjustable saddle for sale and sometimes grey, and as with the Dales there is a full mane and tail and feather on the legs.

The most numerous and popular of the native breeds are the Welsh. There are four distinct types, each with its own section in the stud book. The smallest and the most beautiful of these adjustable saddle for sale ponies and cobs, which inhabited the Welsh hills centuries before the Roman occupation, is the Welsh Mountain Pony, Section A, not exceeding 12 hands. Infusions of Arab and Thoroughbred blood were introduced to improve the ponies in the nineteenth century, and there is evidence of Hackney blood, although of the old-type roadster Hackney which was different from the modern adjustable saddle for sale product. Nonetheless the Welsh pony is unmistakeable in character, appearance and type. Hardy, strong and perfectly proportioned, it is full of personality, and while it has fire and courage it is essentially kind and gentle. As a riding pony the Welsh is superb, with a quality head, sharp, pricked ears, glorious eyes and a noticeable dish to the face. The majority of entries in any show class for ponies under 12.2 hands will be Welsh, and they are also excellent in harness.

Section B is a finer, larger version of the adjustable saddle for sale Mountain Pony, described as ‘of riding type’. It has more scope than the Section A and a longer, lower action, but otherwise retains the same adjustable saddle for sale characteristics.
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