In the early days of settlement (circa 1800) the Australian working horse was used to lay the ground work to explore, colonize and develop the country. Farmers used them for ploughing, pulling their wagons and even taking the family to town.

They always gave a full day’s work, however mechanization meant that they were no longer needed in such numbers when the tractor became popular.

Today there are some farmers who have not given up the dream of working the land with their beloved horses. City folk are amazed by their size (between 600 and 900kg’s), their kind temperament, and how they are so people orientated.



  1. a little bit of that goes on in “our valley” — nice to know that such life-styles can still be lived and enjoyed. (and way ahead of the curve iffenwhen the inevitable? total mechanical planetary breakdown occurs!)

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