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Ireland is known the world over as the land of the horse. The Irish
limestone soil produces the strong bones that make the Irish horse
superior to any other. The mild Irish climate and high rainfall
produce the abundant grass on which the Irish horses thrive.
Irish horses have an excellent temperament, they are kind and easy
to handle and ride. Irish horses have a natural jumping ability
and plenty of courage, which makes them easy to train.
The horses on the Horse Holiday Farm are very healthy, well-groomed,
trained, surefooted and unspoilt.
We can offer you to test "your" horse on the countryside,
on the cross country course, on the beach and on our cross country
course. If you wish you can spend a week for horse riding holidays
with "your" horse.
Conformation: A riding horse of substance, with clean, sound limbs
and good bone.
The hunter, as its name suggests, developed as the horse of the
chase. It is, of course, a 'type', not being of any particular
breed, but usually a combination of Thoroughbred and something
else, often Irish Draught. Its first use is in hunting and its
second, derived from the first, is in show hunter classes, which
are the foundation of the British Summer show Scene.
It is unfortunate that show ring fashions have dictated that the
animal produced for showing must be so perfect in presentation
that blemishes acquired through honest hunting use are frowned
upon. Luckily, however, the trend towards overweight show hunters
has been recognized to be damaging to the horse.
Many Cross-breeds are used to produce hunters, which for showing
are divided into three weight classes, plus divisions for small
hunters and ladies hunters. The light-weight hunter will have a
large percentage of Thoroughbred blood and is expected to be an
upstanding, elegant horse; the middleweight must be capable of
carrying up to 89 kg (14 stone) all day in the hunting field and
is therefore more substantial but should still show quality and
refinement; the true heavyweight, carrying up to more than 89 kg
(14 stone), yet still a powerful and athletic jumper, is a difficult
horse to find today.
The Irish Cob is Ireland's oldest recognized breed.
For centuries the Irish Cob has been bred for its unique combination
of gentleness and its ability to be a working horse. It is
a extremely patient and gentle horse, ideal for children, pony
It has also proven to be an excellent breed for multiple disciplines,
from jumping to hunting and from driving to dressage.
The Irish Cob is compact and powerful, ample both in muscle and
bone, yet, with an ability to perform as a good all-purpose animal.
Some Irish Cobs tend to be more "stocky" than others.
The Irish Cob is well-balanced and proportioned, standing straight
and square and offering an imposing appearance.
The head, which should be held proudly, should be carried on a
powerful and arched well "set on" neck. The neck should
appear to "carry on" through good withers and to finish
at the start of the back (this feature should be particularly evident
The back which should be short and straight should slope gently
upwards to a well muscled croup (the back bone/spine or the hip
bones should not be apparent). The croup which is quite high and
generous should have both croup muscles well defined, the top of
the quarters being exceptionally well muscled, broad and ample.
The angle of the spine from the croup to the tail should slope
gently downwards and should not be exaggerated, this allows for
a high, well "set on" tail and contributes to good well
rounded quarters .
Irish Cobs with their unique action, luxuriant hair and feathering
and the large range of colours available, combine to present a
beautiful and varied sight to see when turned out at their best,
particularly when in motion.
The Irish Cob should possess a docile and willing nature, with
a friendly disposition towards humans and other animal species.
Colour: Grey, block, bay, brown, dun, occasional roans and chestnuts.
The exposed western seaboard of Ireland, with its mountainous bogs
and moorland north of Galway Bay, is the home of the Connemara
Pony. It is an environment that has encouraged the characteristic
qualities of hardiness, agility and intelligence attributable to
this popular breed. Subsisting on the rough mountain herbage, the
ponies were once indispensable in the struggle for survival of
the local farming population, carrying out all the duties of the
In the days of Spanish commercial trade with Ireland, it is thought
that imported Spanish Barb and Andalusia horses exerted a beneficial
influence on the breed, and as late as the mid-19th century Arab
blood was being judiciously introduced. In 1891, further influence
was exerted by the importation of Welsh Stallions.
The Connemara Breeders Society was founded in 1923. Since then,
many Connemara Ponies have been exported and breed societies have
been formed in many countries, including England and America. Its
jumping ability is renowned and, when used as a Cross, the breed
has produced some notable Stars, such as the show jumper Dundrum,
dressage horse Little Model and, more recently, the evener The
Done Thing. Despite its 'riding' conformation, the Connemara tan
equally well provide a keen and agile, yet calm, driving Pony,
up to FE1 competition level.
about "buy an Irish Horse"
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
Grange County Sligo Ireland
Telephone : (071) 9166152
Fax : (071) 9166400
From Europe Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400
The Horse Holiday Farm is Bord Fáilte
(Irish Tourist Board) approved and
a member of A.I.R.E., the Association of Irish Riding Establishments.