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Cape Boerperd Black Coat (left view)
Black Coat (left view)
Cape Boerperd Flaxen Red Dun Corn Roan Coat (normal view)
Flaxen Red Dun Corn Roan Coat (normal view)

Cape Boerperd Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat (front view)
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat (front view)
Cape Boerperd Brown Coat (right view)
Brown Coat (right view)

The Cape Boerperd is a gaited South-African saddle horse breed, which was created by crossing South African Boerperds with American Saddlebreds.

The Cape Boerperd vs. the South African Boerperd:
While the Cape Boerperd descended from the South African Boerperd, and although the two have somewhat similar names and somewhat similar appearances, the Cape Boerperd and the South African Boerperd are still different breeds.

See the 'South African Boerperd' for more in-depth information.

The 'saddlebred' Boerperd:
Until the 20th century, there was only one type, or breed, of "Cape Horse", and that was the South-African Boerperd.

Following the Anglo-Boer War, which ended in 1902, many South-African Boerperds were crossed with Morgans, Hackneys, and, above all, American Saddlebreds. The latter greatly influenced the conformation of the South-African Boerperd, to a point where a new breed was created: the Cape Boerperd.

Both the Cape Boerperd and the South-African Boerperd exist today.

The Cape Boerperd today:
Today, the breeding of Cape Boerperds is localized to South Africa but the numbers of this breed are stable. Cape Boerperds are used for pleasure-driving and pleasure-riding classes.

Breeding of Cape Boerperds in Horse Isle:
In Horse Isle, Cape Boerperds can be bred by crossing a South-African Boerperd with an American Saddlebred, or by crossing two Cape Boerperds. However, breeders should note that this breed has a closed studbook, to accommodate the current breeding regulations of the Cape Boerperd.

Conformation:
The conformation of the Cape Boerperd is almost identical to that of the American Saddlebred. As such, it has a straight profile, large eyes, long pointed ears, a long high-set neck which is often held high, a short back, a flat croup, and large hooves.

The mane is usually short or medium in length, although in rare cases it can grow long. The hair of both mane and tail can be either straight or wavy.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Cape Boerperds in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.0-16.6, 15.8 (0.3), 0.07.
Sprint: 44-60, 50 (3), 0.55.

Accel: 0.89-1.09, 1.00 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.88-1.04, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 5.04-5.33, 5.17 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.84-2.56, 2.20 (0.15), 0.03.

Turning: 50.93-66.39, 58.94 (3.18), 0.62.
Reverse: 2.6-3.3, 2.9 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 46.20-51.41, 48.75 (1.19), 0.23.
Reaction: 0.75-0.85, 0.80 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, grey, buckskin, palomino, smoky black, and, in rare cases, dun.
Cream note: avoid crossing two cream-diluted individuals as double-cream dilutes are banned from registration.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, rabicano, roan, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid.
Pinto note: pinto horses are banned from registration, so in case of using American Saddlebreds for breeding Cape Coerperds, avoid picking pinto ones.

Height: 14hh to 16hh.
Cape Boerperd Black Coat
Black Coat
Cape Boerperd Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Cape Boerperd Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Cape Boerperd Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Dark Brown Coat
Dark Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Cape Boerperd Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Cape Boerperd Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Cape Boerperd Golden Bay Coat
Golden Bay Coat
Cape Boerperd Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Cape Boerperd Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Cape Boerperd Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Cape Boerperd Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Cape Boerperd Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Cape Boerperd Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Cape Boerperd Flaxen Copper Palomino Coat
Flaxen Copper Palomino Coat
Cape Boerperd Blonde Palomino Coat
Blonde Palomino Coat
Cape Boerperd Slate Grulla Coat
Slate Grulla Coat
Cape Boerperd Bright Red Roan Coat
Bright Red Roan Coat
Cape Boerperd Sooty Bright Strawberry Roan Coat
Sooty Bright Strawberry Roan Coat
Cape Boerperd Black Chestnut Rabicano Coat
Black Chestnut Rabicano Coat


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