Meet the Brumbies
TJ on the right, a strawberry roan, and Dunkan-Doo on the left, a yearling Brumby.
TJ was passively trapped in July 2013 at Bullocks Hill, Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. He was caught in a bachelor mob and was gelded in October 2013. He is thought to be 7 years old.
Dunkan-Doo's mother was passively trapped while pregnant and he was born at Brumbys Run in Victoria. He is now a yearling and was also gelded in October this year.
The horses will be with Kate at Kandoo Equine for the next 100 days. On February 2nd 2014 there will be a competition for the trainers and the horses will be auctioned (to pre-approved homes - details of how to register to follow).
Pick Up Day
After a 9 hour drive and a rather sleepless night (just far too excited) we arrived at Brumbys Run in Beaufort, Victoria.
A quick interview with the film crew and then we found out which horse we were allocated.
Today was pick up day for the horses to be started under saddle and these are the trainers involved in that competition.
I am taking a yearling and an older horse so I collected both today.
Both horse are untouched and the Victorian Brumby Association did a fabulous job of loading them on to my specially modified float.
We then set off for the 10 hour drive home (36 hours away and 10 of them driving). The horses travelled beautifully.
We missed daylight unloading (and backing into the round pen) by a matter of minutes but managed well. They settled in for the night and ate and drank plentifully.
Tomorrow - Day 100 and counting down.