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Penny Richards has just returned home with her very own brumby after completing our debut Desert Brumby Safari. She took the time to tell us all about this incredible experience, what led her there and what she and her brumby have been getting up to since. What is your earliest memory of horses? I can’t […]

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On the 19th of January 2010, Big Jake officially became the world record holder for ‘Tallest Horse Living’. Standing a whopping 20.2 hands high (82 inches, or 210 centimetres), Big Jake is a Belgian Draught Horse gelding. He was born to two average-sized Belgian horses, but by the time he came to his current owners […]

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Breed name: Suffolk Punch, also known as the Suffolk Horse or the Suffolk Sorrel. Country of origin: England. Breed origin: The Suffolk Punch is England’s oldest breed of heavy horse, dating back to the early 16th century. Developed in Suffolk and the surrounding counties in East Anglia, the breed’s most distinguishing feature is its colouring. […]

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From the 1870s to the 1920s, the hansom cab was one of the most popular means of transport on the bustling streets of Sydney. Hansom cabs were pulled by only one horse, with two to three passengers seated inside the cab and the driver seated behind, looking over the roof. Their speed, affordability and agility […]

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Megan Jones is a champion event rider who has represented Australia in the Olympics and achieved great success on her home-bred horses. From her equestrian centre in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Megan and her team run a plethora of programmes and events for everyone from professional riders to horse-loving kids. Megan very kindly […]

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Breed name: Australian Draught Horse Country of Origin: Australia Breed origin: The Australian Draught Horse was developed in the 1800s from the four main draught breeds brought to Australia with the early settlers: Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron and Suffolk Punch. With the boom of agriculture after the gold rush period, heavy horses were in high demand […]

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Breed name: Dartmoor Country of origin: England Breed origin: Named after its ancient habitat, the moors of Dartmoor in southwest England, the Dartmoor pony pre-dates modern Britain by a long shot. The bones of their prehistoric ancestors have been discovered in tombs in southern Britain dating back to around 3500 BC. At that point in […]

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Meet Globetrotter Leanne. Leanne is relatively new to travelling but since she discovered Globetrotting there’s been no stopping her. In 2018 Leanne completed The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, and the Icelandic Wilderness Expedition, and she’s already booked in for The Kimberley Ride next year. Read on to learn why Leanne has found her new […]

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Lee Powrie has come to riding late in life but she’s hell bent on making up for lost time. In just one year, Lee has already completed The Margaret River Ride, The Craig’s Hut and the High Country, and The Goomboorian Campdraft Ride, with more booked in. We love Lee’s go-get-em attitude to riding and to […]

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This is Frank, a veteran of the American Civil War. Frank was assigned to Isaac R. Swartout, a private in Battery D of the 1st New York Artillery in the 5th Army Corps. “Ike” Swartout and his trusty horse were local legends in Pennsylvania, and no wonder: together they fought in 15 battles throughout the […]

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