The basuto pony for sale in south africa is native to an enclave of South Africa called Lesotho. An inhospitable climate, high altitude & steep terrain have created an incredibly hardy, capable little animal.
Origins of the basuto pony for sale in cape town
This horse breed for sale in cape town comes from the Cape Horse of South Africa which came to the Cape in the mid 17th century & are of Java background. They do display influence of with strong Persian & Arabian strains, although it is unclear if it was introduced to the animals prior to being imported to the area or later to enhance bloodlines. The tough local conditions & good foundation stock created a native animal with good endurance & a strong constitution.
By the late 19th century the Basotho Pony for sale in cape town was known among Europeans as a breed or type. They were exported to the UK & Europe for use as war horses where they were prized for their endurance & low-maintenance care.
Modern Basotho horses for sale in pretoria
The people of Lesotho take pride in their animals & often horseback is the most suitable form of transport over steep terrain. The adaptable little horses have also been used for trekking tourists & light agricultural work. Like many breeds, the 20th Century saw less demand for horseflesh & there was no official effort was made to maintain the breed. Pureblood numbers further dwindled due to disease & undocumented crossbreeding.
In 1977 the horse breed for sale in pretoria was facing extinction. A rigerous breeding program called the Basotho Pony Project was established, assisted by the Irish Government. Formed in response to a demand for the Basotho Pony for sale from several neighbouring countries. In 1978 the National Stud was established, a combined effort of the Lesotho & Irish governments. These programs have been successful – the breed is still with us & not on the decline.
Features of the basuto pony for sale in johannesburg
Average height 14.2 hands
Compact, sturdy & surefooted
Physique of the basotho pony for sale in durban
Head is medium sized with a heavy jaw & straight profile
Neck is long & slender
Back is long & straight
Chest is deep & shoulder is straight
Legs are slim & strong with clean joints
Hooves are very hard
Traditional Colors basotho pony for sale
chestnut | grey | bay
Temperament of the basuto pony for sale
Spirited & intelligent
Amiable & friendly
Use of the basuto pony for sale