The Irish Cob is an equine breed, native to the United Kingdom, more precisely from Ireland and England. The Irish Cob has long pulled the trailers of travelers. He is recognized as a whole race recently. It measures from 1.35 m to 1.55 m. Irish Cob is a sweet horse, brave and peaceful. It is mainly used for shows and hitches.
A good companion for you
Naturally endowed with great endurance, it is the horse of leisure and outdoor by excellence. His kindness and versatility make him a great school horse for the whole family. Good carrier, even in small sizes, very hardy and resistant. No discipline will resist him if he is not asked to reach the highest steps of international podiums. Dressage (classic or show because he loves to learn "tours"), the obstacle, the walk, the hike, the hitch, the trek (the World Champion 2000, the Englishman David Hay-Thorburn climbed the magnificent Irish Cob Black Pie Brenfield Mhairi).
A bit of history
The Irish Cob, comes from the Irish strains (Irish Draft, Irish Hunter, Connemara, Kerry Bog Pony and Show Cob). During the Great Famine in 1847, during the English colonization of Ireland, Irish peasants were evicted from farms. These Travelers, to survive, recover on the farms, the horses discarded, a little strong and two-colored. It is with this base of very colored horses and a little squat, that the Irish Cob through the decades was constituted. The blood supply of other Anglo-Saxon breeds such as Welsh, Shire and Clydesdale intensifies at the end of the financial misery and the resumption of trade with the British islands around 1990. It is from this moment tha the race takes on a great importance in Ireland, and the current model stabilizes. Lines and origins were known and transmitted by the oral tradition. There are originally English breeds such as Clydesdale, Shire, Dales, Welsh and Fell, and different types and sizes depending on their needs and tastes, heavy to medium heavy, with dresses. Very particular, the dress being the identity card of the horse.