THE WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY
Not exceeding 121.9 cm (12.0 hands)
Section A of the Stud Book
Hardy, spirited and pony-like
Any colour, except piebald and skewbald
Small, clean-cut, well set on and tapering to the muzzle
Well placed, small and pointed, well up on the head, proportionately close
Prominent and open
Jaws and Throat
Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of the jaw
Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be cresty in the case of mature stallions
Long and sloping well back. Withers moderately fine, but not "knifey". The humerus upright so that the foreleg is not set in under the body.
Set square and true, and not tied in at the elbows. Long, strong forearm, well developed knee, short flat bone below knee, pasterns of proportionate slope and length, feet well-shaped and round, hoofs dense.
Back and Loins
Muscular, strong and well coupled
Lengthy and fine. Not ragged or goose-rumped. Tail well set on and carried gaily.
Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind legs not to be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well-shaped, hoofs dense.
Quick, free and straight from the shoulder, Knees and hocks well flexed with straight and powerful leverage and well under the body.
THE WELSH PONY
Not exceeding 137.2 cm (13.2 hands)
Section B of the Stud Book
The general description of ponies in Section "A" of the Stud Book is applicable to those in Section "B", but more particularly the Section "B" pony shall be described as a riding pony, with quality, riding action, adequate bone and substance, hardiness and constitution and with pony character.