Category Archives: Horses

Mulbring Mare and foal

Way down the Hunter Valley, near Cessnock, is the village of Mulbring where I saw this mare and foal; of flesh and blood, not bronze. This lovely old mare and her sweet, pretty little foal… I live surrounded by Australia’s … Continue reading

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Mare and Foal

Life-size and perfectly observed, this beautiful work of art has been the symbol of the town of Scone since 1982. Although it promotes the town’s concept of itself as the Horse Capital of Australia, it is graceful and tender, gentle … Continue reading

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The Woop Woop March on horseback

Woop Woop is an Australian colloquialism that means the middle of nowhere. The equestrian protesters called the Franklin Horses are also using woop woop as a rallying cry. They are riding 1300km from Grafton, on The Clarence in Northern NSW, … Continue reading

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The Winter sun

Saturday 27 July, a beautiful Winter’s day. At all the thoroughbred horse studs, all the young horses were dozing, flat out in the sun. Gently keeling over, in circles like covered wagons on the prairies. At least one always keeping … Continue reading

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Buddy

This is Buddy. He is well named. He was my Dad’s horse and he used to follow Dad everywhere. Dad would be working in the shed and there would be Buddy standing right next to him. Buddy is an Australian … Continue reading

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