The Nooitgedachter remains a proudly indigenous South African horse, formed through selection for a good constitution, work perseverance, low maintenance and an inherent attraction to people. During the first 300 years of its arrival, since the days of Jan van Riebeeck, horses were mainly used for working purposes. Later developments included transportation, war horse, livestock horse and conveyance for hunting and expeditions. Today horses are bred for general working purposes on the one hand, sport horse on the other with a pleasure horse in the middle. It is within this framework of work-sport-pleasure horse that the Breivilo Nooitgedachters bound themselves. From the strong genetic basis of the Nooitgedachter the following directional objectives have been set: excellent temperament, endurance, movement, constitution and conformation, and most of all a brilliant ride.