Also in the interests of (logical) fairness, there are a few more than 300 out there- since they usually round up between 70 & 150 horses every year or 2 ;)
It's only been recently that the condition of the horses whom have been rounded up has actually been very good.
Also most the horses have below average conformation - the kaimanawa trust has a vet pick out the best conformed of the horses rounded up to be sold to the public & most of those tend towards average conformation at best, with very few being better than average.
The bred was of 2 types- 1 was the smaller 'British' native type, the other are the larger type & are a mix of standy, TB, clydie, QH, Arab, Welsh etc (the breed started as farm escapes, which farmers then tried to improve by releasing various breeds & types of stallions & sometimes mares out onto the ranges).
The smaller type has pretty much been cleared out, leaving the larger type to be managed.
I think they are neat little horses, but then most wild born & raised horses are- they have that lil bit extra personality wise ;)