Wild Horses Around The World

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Overview Small fluctuating numbers of wild horse occur in the ACT, particularly at the southern border with NSW. About 200 horses were present in the Namadgi National Park in the 1960’s but a large snow event in 1964 is believed to have cut numbers drastically; in 1987 the remaining 33 horses were culled. In 2001 … Read more

New South WalesOverview View photos of Brumbies in Kosciuszko, NSW Wild horses exist in a number of areas of NSW, largely due to the early settlement of the land and a history of breeding horses for the military and remount trade.  By far, the largest populations exists in the Kosciuszko National Park where numbers are in the … Read more

QueenslandOverview View photos of Toolara-Tuan Forest Brumbies Brumbies are widely distributed on grazing land, National Parks, State Forest and military ranges; the largest numbers are generally located in Cape York, the north-western part of the Queensland-NT border, Carnarvon National Park and an area south of Maryborough. Wild horses exist in lesser numbers in many other … Read more

South AustraliaOverview View photos of Coffin Bay Brumbies Wild horses are widely distributed in the arid zone of South Australia, including the Strzelecki, Sturt Stony and Simpson deserts as well as the Anangu Pitjantjatjara.    It is believed that most of these horses were derived from abandoned stock bred for military purposes in Australia and for export … Read more

VictoriaOverview View photos of: Barmah Brumbies Bogong High Plains Brumbies Eastern Alps Brumbies Most Victorian brumbies are located in mountainous areas particularly the Eastern Alps and Bogong High Plains.  An isolated population exists in the Barmah Forest and scattered mobs have been seen throughout East Gippsland. Wild horses have been known in Victoria for over … Read more

West AustraliaOverview Wild horse populations are extensive over West Australian range lands, mostly comprising pastoral leases and unallocated Crown Land.  Particularly large numbers occur in the Kimberly, Pilbara and the Goldfields. In some areas, local populations that have been isolated for many years have maintained historical bloodlines from the time that they were imported to Australia … Read more

New Zealand

NZ Kaimanawa HorsesView photos of Kaimanawa Heritage Horses The following article was taken from the Kaimaniwa Heritage Horses website and readers are encouraged to visit that site for further information on New Zealand’s Kiamaniwa Horses:  http://kaimanawaheritagehorses.org/ While the first horses were introduced into New Zealand by Samuel Marsden in December 1814, it was not until 1876 that … Read more

Around the World

ABA Information Sheets

4.3 Dartmoor National Park England 
4.4 Introduction-Camargue White Horses
4.5 Wild Horse Evolution – Domestication & Rewilding

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