Brumbies

Brumbies face some unique welfare issues, mostly related to attempts to decrease population numbers in the wild. Useful links and information about brumby issues and the organisations that work hard on their behalf will continue to be added to this page, so please check back again. Brumby

Rehoming:

Once removed from the wild, given training and TLC, they can turn a hoof to anything a domestically bred horse can do. Read more in our post: What can you do with a brumby?

The Australian Brumby Alliance have a thorough page on rehoming on their website. See also the “adopt” page on our site for direct links to brumbies up for rehoming from groups around the country.

Latest News and Links:

Organisations and Businesses promoting and/or rehoming brumbies:

National:

Australian Brumby Alliance Website

Australian Brumby Horse Register Website

Waler Horse Society of Australia Inc Website and Facebook page. (What is the difference between a brumby & a Waler? “WHSA Foundation Walers are often selected from free roaming outback herds that are believed not to contain any breed influences that were not present prior to WWII” – Quote from Equitana Waler Legacy website)

Western Australia

Outback Heritage Horse Association of Western Australia Website

Wild Horses Kimberley Website

South Australia

Coffin Bay Brumby Preservation Society Inc Website and Facebook Page

Queensland

South East Queensland Brumby Association WebsiteFacebook Page andFacebook Account

North Queensland Horse Services are involved with brumbies in the North of the state – Facebook group

New South Wales

Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association Inc Website

Hoofs2010 Inc Website, Facebook page and Facebook group

Hunter Valley Brumby Association Website and Facebook Page

Kosciuszko Brumby and Horse Camp Conservationists Inc Website and Facebook Page

Oxley Heritage Horse Association Website

Save The Brumbies Inc Website and Facebook Page

Snowy Mountains Bush Users Group Inc Website

Victoria

All Things Brumby Pty Ltd Website and Facebook Page

Barmah Forest Brumbies Website

Victorian Brumby Association Website and Facebook Group

 Northern Territory

Bonrook” – a property that has been set up with a brumby sanctuary, and runs a business offering country stay holidays. [Broken Link – if anyone has information on whether this is still operating as a sanctuary please let us know, thank you]

Past information:

2012 Brumby trapping:

NSW NPWS used passive trapping in Kosciuszko National Park in 2012 and removed 615 brumbies, 35% of them found homes in the community and the remainder went to knackeries. Listen to a radio interview about the program on the ABC’s website here. Hoofs2012 and the Hunter Valley Brumby Association were among those who took in horses.

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