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Welsh cob sales

Discussion in 'Ringside Chat' started by MrC, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    is anyone going to it?

    I’ve always wanted to go so this year I have decided to pop down to wales to experience this exhibition of my favourite horse breed.

    I am not going to buy anything. I have already decided this, as long as Kia is still here I can not commit to another horse, however I still want to go and experience the atmosphere and see how it all goes :)

    I may buy from the sales one day so it would be good to go and see what it’s all about. I never went to the sales with my dad when I was younger, not in the buyers bits anyways lol :)
     
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    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to go but I know I'm terrible when something I like is there in front of me, so I'm not going until I'm looking for another and have the cash in my pocket to do it :p

    I'll look forward to reading about your experience there :D
     
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  3. Cortrasna

    Cortrasna Grumpy old nag

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    I went many times back in the day - thoroughly enjoyed it and I really do like the breed and had a few in my time but certainly not a breed I would choose now for my old lady genteel hacking around. Have a great time and look forward to pics please! :)
     
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    joellie Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't go to any sales as I am one of those people who just wants to take them all home and then there would always be the one that tugs on your heart strings, so I stay clear from any sales, animal shelters etc but enjoy the experience, I hope you have a lovely day .:D
     
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  6. newforest

    newforest Why have grain, when you can have yummy grain

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    I know it's in Wales, but where?
     
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    domane Chatterbox

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    It's usually in Builth Wells. Try looking at Brightwells Equine.
     
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  8. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    Oh how exciting! Please take lots of pictures of the lovely fiery beauties :)
     
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  9. MrC

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    I will be taking lots of pics :D

    I’m leaving my bank cards in the hotel and only taking enough cash to eat with and that’s my resolve lol ;)
     
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    Bodshi Well-Known Member

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    I've never been but I watched it on a daytime TV show (to see if I could spot YO or her OH who go most years). It wasn't at all what I expected - I imagined sales to be full of pens with dejected looking horses, but it seemed more like a horse show. There were some lovely youngstock being run round the ring, it would be so easy with plenty of money to pick up a thickset flashy weanling or two ...
     
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    Trewsers Well-Known Member

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    Why are welsh cobs known for being fiery? I have no experience of them at all. Just curious really and would love to know why people tend to label them as difficult or needing experienced owners. I have a vague memory of a fellow livery owning a young one but I don't recall learning much about her horse, I think it was a finer one? Not particularly chunky set.
     
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  12. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    They can be both very fiery and opinionated and then again they can be the perfect novice owners horse. I think it depends on the bloodlines and also what they are bought for. The show bloodlines are bred to put on a show, big paces, excited, tail and head up etc

    I want something with a bit of fire and character, id feel lost without it, it’s what I like about the breed, the intelligence, the power, the versatility, the paces and the fire :)

    Kia totally has The Welsh temperament and character but I trust him with my life, he can’t be a cheeky opinionated old bugger but I know he’s never actually try to hurt me. To others though his cheek is intimidating as I’ve seen him be an arse with other people.
     
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