Cob (horse)

Cob (horse)

A cob is a small horse, usually of a stout build, with strong bones, large joints, and steady disposition; it is a body type of horse rather than a specific breed. Historically, in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, the eastern United States, a 'cob' may be a common horse used for everyday riding.

The term continues to be widely used to describe this type of horse in the United Kingdom, but less so in North America. In the United States, The term "cob" is primarily used to describe the Welsh cob, and in the sizing of bridles for horses, designating a smaller size that will fit not only the Welsh cob, but also many Morgans, Arabians, some American Quarter Horses, and other horses with short, triangular-shaped heads.

Read more about Cob (horse):  Characteristics, Show Cobs, Presentation, Working Cobs, Dress Code, Popular Cob Breeds

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