Breed: Cob type
Colour: Dapple Grey
JB is a true all–rounder and enjoys both dressage and jumping. He can jump about 90cm and along side his riding school duties here at the farm he has also competed to Prix St Georges dressage and qualified for a national dressage final at Advanced Medium.
He came to us as a 6 year old who had just been hunted in Ireland. When he first came to the farm there was lots of pondering on what the JB actually stood for... from Jay Bird to Justin Beiber. Now he's officially known as DCF Jelly Bean!
JB is ridden by many different levels of rider and he always loves to please. He has also been part of our successful quadrille team.
About the Cob
You'll often see horses and ponies referred too as Cob-types, especially in the UK, and sometimes in America. A Cob is traditionally a horse or pony of a stout build, with strong bones, large joints and a steady disposition. There are quite a number of Cob breeds, but they'll all generally feature the same build - relatively small and compact, with somewhat short legs.
Cob-type breeds are very popular, especially for activities like Riding for the Disabled, they are generally responsive, but with a calm temperament, shorter stature and steady, comfortable gaits. They come in a variety of colours, JB is a dapple grey - a very pretty colour pattern with darker grey hairs ringing around lighter colour hair.