View Full Version : What breed do you think Holly is? Catg inspired thread

18th May 2011, 06:11 PM
I'm in the same boat as Catg, I have no idea what breed Holly is. On her passport she a breed called "Unknown" so its a bit of a mystery. I know her history and that she was bought from the auctions as a filly with no breeding attached to her, apparently she came straight off a field of "wild" horses. Would love you's to have a guess, I'm useless at this!

Here's some facts:

Stockyish build
Quite a heavy head for the size of her (but pretty of course :evilgrin:)
Little feathers off fetlock
Gets a very thick winter coat
Thick mane and tail
Very comfy to ride, short but comfy strides

Spooky at most things (snorted loudly at her own feed bucket today! :lol:)
Brilliant stable manners, does not kick or bite or barge
needs confident capable rider
a little headshy
stubborn to catch and naps on hacks
Is 100% on the leadrein
Loves little children, very affectionate
Very, very, very fast and strong
gets on well with other horses
fizzy but a star when she wants to be

Could live out all year round
Brilliant good doer
Nice strong feet, only shoed on front

And some pictures:

Guess away! And reasons why would be helpful! :)

18th May 2011, 06:45 PM
Sec A X colored cob.

18th May 2011, 07:08 PM
Ditto Bex that sounds spot on.

18th May 2011, 07:39 PM
thanks for your replies :) I was thinking welsh was somewhere, are welshies particularly strong or spooky?

18th May 2011, 08:54 PM
What Soph just said! She's a lovely little thing and I think sec A x coloured cob is pretty much spot on.

Zeitgeist Mom
18th May 2011, 08:56 PM
I was also thinking Sec A x coloured cob

My Crazy Clan
18th May 2011, 09:43 PM
I was going to say the same!!! :lol:

18th May 2011, 09:58 PM
Well its pretty much unanimous ! :lol:
I do love welsh breeds, pretty happy you's agreed she's got some of that in her!

Yeh I was going to say Sec A x coloured cob
Yes welshies can have 'spirit' lets say :lol: Fantastic little ponies but often have attitudes to make up for their size ;)
She's lovely though, I like her a lot! I'll bet she'd do well shown as a coloured native!

Thanks, that means a lot! She's my little showing project :) :o problem is we're both very inexperienced at it... I don't even know what colour jacket to wear with her! We did well in hand last year in our first outing, so I'm really trying to motivate myself to keep trying and learning more, but the showing world is scary!
Here's a little picture of us after our 2nd place in hand:



18th May 2011, 10:31 PM
PS jacket wise - tweed! She's a lovely little thing and I'm sure you'll do very well. There's lots of showing affecianados on here and other forums so don't hesitate to post for advice. The Show Ring website also has lots of good turnout tips :)

31st May 2011, 09:09 PM
Thank you Bella and Photographer I really really appreciate your advice!

You've really encouraged me to pursue the showing actually I needed someone to give me direction. The lady who took me to the show to leave her natural, I was going to trim her (which would have taken a huge amount of time as this show was held when the winter woolies were in!) but the lady said she was a traditional so I just felt the need to agree.

Is showing age segregated? Just because Holly is only 12.2hh, but I'm actually 18 (even though I do pass easily for a 14-15 year old :lol: :o ). I'm just wondering if this would cause a problem?

Thanks everyone for your replies, I feel a showing thread filled with questions coming up very soon!

31st May 2011, 11:26 PM
Absolutely love Login Lucky Lad! Thanks for the picture and don't worry I will be PMing you when I eventually get the chance to show her (I have a lack of transport so its really a case of tagging along with others).

Because I'm an "adult" do I have to wear long boots too? Or would it be better to wear short ones to compliment Holly's "junior" frame?