Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Welsh Pony

Synonym(s): Merlin

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • Pony.


  • Welsh Pony   Welsh Pony  .

General information

  • Section B of the Welsh Pony stud book.
  • Originated in Wales.
  • Larger than the Welsh Mountain Pony   Welsh Mountain Pony  .
  • Also known as the Merlin, which was the name of the small Thoroughbred stallion used to develop the breed in the nineteenth century: a direct descendent of Darley Arabian.
  • Good riding pony and jumper.
  • Versatile with a good action.
  • Intelligent.
  • Gentle and kind.


Principal uses

  • Riding pony.


  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN: 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling, Kindersley. ISBN: 1-7513-011-59.


  • Welsh Pony and Cob Society, 6 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 1HS, UK.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.