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Re: Brumbies of the Light Horse

From: diggerdave
Date: 8/30/2001
Time: 2:30:25 PM
Remote Name: 203.29.195.60

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This sounds like a Furphy to me. I doubt if there were any 'Light Horse Stud Farms' run by the government. Where do these suggestions come from? Horses for the AIF during World War One (and during the South African Boer War of 1899-1902) were purchased by authorised buyers or agents acting on behalf of the governemnt. The mobs of wild horses that are to be found today are more than likely descended from escaped stock or horses that were turned out to graze. The brumbies to be found in the Barrington Tops region of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales show deformities and abnormalities from inbreeding and I would assume that this may also be prevalent in other cases of wild horses in Australia. Some years ago 'a hidden valley' was found 'full of waler horses' somewhere in the northern parts of South Australia. I suggest you search the web for the Waler Horse Society page. Information you seek may be there.


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