Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2012, 60, 281-286
Published online 2013-07-19

Evaluation of the movement of the Welsh mountain Pony and Welsh Pony

Markéta Píšová, Iva Jiskrová, Tereza Petlachová, Eva Sobotková, Hana Černohorská, Martina Kosťuková, Iveta Bihuncová

Ústav chovu a šlechtění zvířat, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00, Brno, Česká republika

This work evaluates the movement of the Welsh Mountain Pony and the Welsh Pony. The aim was to evaluate the movement in walk and trot. Basic parameters were measured (length of stride in walk, length of stride in trot and the frequency). For this evaluation the following effects were chosen: sex, breed section, country of origin and scapula angle.
57 individuals of the Welsh Pony and Cob breeds were entered into the database, of which 37 animals were section A and 20 animals section B. We measured the data with a laser measure and a special pedometer between March 2010 and April 2012. The relationship between the length of stride in walk and trot was investigated in comparison to the wither height, the animal’s sex, its country of origin, breed section and the angle of the scapula. A conclusive (P ≤ 0.05) influence was also observed for the effect of section. By comparing the spaciousness in walk and trot according to the chosen effects of sex, scapula angle, adherence to section and country of origin, we proved a highly conclusive (P ≤ 0.01) influence of the scapula angle and a conclusive (P ≤ 0.05) influence between the Welsh Mountain Pony and the Welsh Pony. Multiple comparisons showed a conclusive difference in the effect of wither height, where the difference in wither height between the individual sections was more than 10 cm.


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