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Sportsmen, animal lovers, and agricultural workers love horses for their strength, speed, and beauty. Horses are often a big part of outdoor life, and many breeders are available to help you find horses for sale in South Africa. You can consider several breeds.
The Friesian is a favourite for dressage as well as pleasure riding. These powerful animals are originally from the Netherlands. They were used in the Middle Ages to carry knights in full armour. Their black coats, full manes and tails, and their dramatic appearance distinguish them. They are often used for show, circuses, and movies. They are known for having a gentle nature, general agreeableness, and energy.
The Shire is a draught horse known for its size and pulling power. Shires have held world records for their size. They have a variety of coat colourings, including black, bay, and grey. They also have distinguishing feathering of fine hair over the hooves. These horses have been used traditionally in breweries to haul large loads and are known to be easygoing.
American Quarter Horses
The American Quarter Horse is known for its speed over short distances. The breed is considered a racehorse but is also used for halter and rodeo competitions. Quarter horses excel at herding cattle; they are nimble, intelligent, and can accomplish complicated manoeuvres on the go. Quarter horses come in almost all colours but most commonly are in solid sorrel or chestnut. They have a cooperative and docile nature, which makes them wonderful companion animals.
The Gypsy Horse
The Gypsy is a recent addition to the list of registered horse breeds. The breed is on the small size. It is distinguished by the luxurious and attractive feathering on the legs and by the black-and-white piebald coat. Although the Gypsy is classified as a draught animal, its unique appearance also qualifies it as a show horse. The breed comes in several colours, and it is a muscular animal with strong hindquarters. The Gypsy has a sociable disposition and a loyal nature, as well as being easy to manage.
Whether you are looking for a show horse, a competition horse, extra muscle on your farm, or a pleasure riding horse with an agreeable nature, it is easy to find horses for sale in South Africa.