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Re: need info on horses for a novel

From: Greg
Date: 4/20/2001
Time: 7:54:18 PM
Remote Name: 210.215.8.8

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I cannot speak about the brumbies but in New Zealand we have our own "Brumbies".

Our wild horses are called The Kiamanawa (kai-man-a-wa)Horses. The Kaimanawa Ranges is a rugged area of the Central North Island of New Zealand and the Army has a large camp in the southern regions of the ranges. I believe that when the New Zealand Mounted Rifles was disbanded some horses were simply let loose into the wild hills near the camp and over the subsequent years have lived a great and wounderful life in them thar hills. (Its a really really wild and beautiful place where they live. No sight of humans for miles and months.) Anyhow to cut a long story short, they have increased to the point that the goverment decided to firstly cull and then subsequently capture and sell them to horse owners the following link refers

http://www.doc.govt.nz/cons/pests/horse/horse.htm

Greg


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