The nooitgedacht pony for sale in south africa is one of the only breeds that are actually indigenous to South Africa & they are the only true descendants of the Basuto pony for sale. Today they are an incredibly rare breed.
Origins of the nooitgedacht pony for sale in cape town
The nooitgedacht pony for sale in cape town originally comes from Asian animals and have evolved over the years of selective breeding & geographical conditions in the eastern Transvaal region. The nooitgedacht pony have genetic similarities to to the Cape Horse. They are smaller animals, however they are inherently strong and have no problem carrying a full grown man.
Development of the nooitgedacht pony for sale began in 1951 when the South African Department of Agriculture bought a small herd of Basuto-type ponies to the Nooitgedacht Research Station. In part this was to save the Basuto pony, and part to establish a native animal suited to local conditions.
The breeding of this horse breed for sale in cape town was strictly controlled to avoid inbreeding and partbred Arabian & Vonk blood was added on a limited basis. This highly systematic breeding resulted in an animal with uniform characteristics and in 1967 several studs were established for the breed.
In 1968 The Nooitgedacht Breeders’ Foundation was established by participating breeders to establish standards for the type. By 1976 the Nooitgedacht Pony in cape town became South Africa’s first indigenous pony breed.
Features nooitgedacht pony for sale in pretoria
Average height 13.2 – 15 hands
Physique nooitgedacht pony for sale durban
Head is dry with a straight or slightly concave profile
Eyes are large & open
Neck is relatively long and muscular
Chest is deep
Back is straight
Legs are square and well mounted with flat joints
Hooves is high & small
Temperament of the nooitgedacht pony for sale in johannesburg
Loving & kind
Use of the nooitgedacht pony for sale