Where can you buy a Newfoundland Pony? Finding a pony for sale, and procuring it is no easy feat. There are many reasons why:
The remaining 250 - 400 ponies live from Newfoundland to British Columbia, with less than 40 in the USA. Ponies are far and few between.
In this economy, many breeders have put breeding on hold.
Most people have no idea what a landrace breed is nor why or how it should be preserved. Because of that, Conservation breeders have a hard time finding like-minded homes/buyers. Breeders tend to hang on to their ponies to protect them.
Other breeders don't register their ponies and sell them to just anyone. Full-blooded mares are used to breed crosses (if they are even bred at all,) and stallions end up gelded without producing full-blooded offspring to carry on their genetics. These unregistered ponies are lost track of, and our breeding possibilities diminish.
Many believe the pony has no value unless it has "breed status" under the Canadian Animal Pedigree Act, a breed-to-the-market livestock "improvement" program that does not recognize nor make accommodations to conserve rare breeds. The push to put the pony under that program has caused conflict that has drastically hampered efforts to help the breed. That program recognizes 24 horse breeds of the hundreds of breeds in the world. Essentially a Sport Newfoundland Pony would be created by polluting genetics. The true Newfoundland Pony and all its precious landrace traits would extinguished.
Lastly, when the "mutt" label sticks, ponies still end up on "the meat truck" heading to auction, heading to slaughter, when owners can't keep them. Some simply end up dispatched in the backyard.