The SA Boerperd is a comfortable riding horse, capable of a three- or five- gait. The horse is suitable for all riders and must have sufficient stamina to complete a full days work without tiring the rider. The horse is performing well on the sports field, in the show arena, endurance rides and harness.
The SA Boerperd, has a loving and trustworthy nature and even temperament and is highly intelligent. On the farm the SA Boerperd has ample working power as a utility horse for tasks like the herding and driving of livestock in different terrain, and it is able to endure extreme weather conditions.
The SA Boerperd is a very fertile horse with outstanding motherly instincts and they rear their off spring easily on the veld.
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Type: Symmetrical conformation. Balanced animal, alert and aristocratic with a fiery and proud appearance. Slightly curled mane and tail.
Quality : Good skin and hair quality
Temperament: Calm, ambitious, trustworthy and alert. Willing to serve its master
Movement: Moderately high, long gait that covers ground.
Head : The anterior appearance is a flat broad forehead between prominent eyes. The ears are of medium length, sharp pointed and reasonably close together. The profile must be straight or slightly concave with a deep jaw which is well defined. Cheeks must be well-muscled but not fleshy.
Neck: A well formed neck of average length.
Shoulder : A good slanting shoulder with prominent withers.
Belly and flanks: Broad and well-muscled, strong with well developed loin. Well developed rig cage with capacity
Legs: Strong, dry and well-muscled legs with hard hoofs.
Hind Quarter: Well-muscled, long, strong down to the thigh. Must appear broad and rounded from the back.
Height: 14 - 16 hands
Terreblanche Boerdery | Tweespruit, Edenville | Roemryk Stud