Ride Around the World: Five things about Wales

This week's "Ride Around the World" Horse was the Welsh Cob, which originated in Wales. Let's take a quick peek at Wales!

five things about Wales

1. Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain

The governments of the United Kingdom and of Wales almost invariably define Wales as a country. The Welsh Government says: "Wales is not a Principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right."

2. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales - sort of

The title Prince of Wales is still conferred on the heir apparent to the British throne, currently Prince Charles. However the Prince of Wales has no constitutional role in modern Wales. According to the Welsh Government: "Our Prince of Wales at the moment is Prince Charles, who is the present heir to the throne. But he does not have a role in the governance of Wales, even though his title might suggest that he does."

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

3. Sheep > humans

The population of sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.

4. Wales is the land of mythical King Arthur

5. The Welsh Cob - like Bryn

In the 18th and 19th centuries, outcrosses to Norfolk Roadsters and Yorkshire Coach Horses, with a mixture of Arabian blood, resulted in the modern Cob.

Equest Therapy Horse Bryn is a Welsh Cob

Equest Therapy Horse Bryn is a Welsh Cob

CJ Bankhead