The welsh pony originates from Wales, in the UK. This hardy pony lived (and some still do) in the rocky areas of the country. Though many are now known for their refined features, they have retained their sturdiness.
Though the welsh pony is officially just one breed, there is more than one type. Therefore, the registry is split into four sections: A, B, C and D. Each has its own rules and regulations. In addition, some registries recognise section K, which includes only welsh crosses.