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Rivergums Lady – saved from being made into pet food

Rivergums Lady

Rivergums Lady

Rivergums Lady is a Snowy Brumby. Born in the wild, she was trapped in the Tantangara Dam area of Kosciuszko National Park on the 2nd August 2012 at approximately 18/24 months of age by national Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff as part of their Wild Horse Management Program.

She came to me in a group of five totally unhandled horses a few days later. Lady was very fortunate as at that stage in her life as she was not one of the four horses I was intended to be taking, but as she and other horses were being loaded onto a truck to be taken to an abattoir for processing into pet food it was thought that I might want her. I was phoned and asked, to which I answered “OK ”.

At Unbridled

At Unbridled

From there Lady has gone on to become a very friendly and easy going young mare who is a joy to work with. She is now fully saddle started and very safe around adults, children and pets. She came with me to Unbridled Festival in Canberra on the 15th November 2014 to represent and highlight the plight of the brumbies of Kosciuszko National Park in my exhibit in the Breeds Pavilion and Brumby demonstration in the Info Arena. It was only her second time away from home and her first in front of a crowd; she did herself proud and I was also very proud of her.

She has since been rehomed and now has a beautiful home not too far from where she originated.

Lady with Geoff

Lady with Geoff

A very beautiful “Lady”

Geoff Court
Rivergums Brumby Horses

Rehoming Kosciuszko’s Wild Horses

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