The McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge

The McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge

The Brumbies

The brumbies for this years Australian Brumby Challenge come from the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales.

They have been passively trapped as part of an ongoing park management program and would otherwise have faced likely slaughter.

Mares have come back to our sanctuary to foal down in peace and spent a minimum of eight months turned out without a foal at foot to regain their vigour and strength.

Stallions have been brought back to our sanctuary, gelded by our vets (through our race system) and turned out in a mixed age and sex group to learn to socialise as a gelding.

Yearlings were all conceived in the wild in Kosciuszko and born here at our sanctuary, where they have grown up in wild, mixed age/sex herds with their mothers.

All brumbies are completely unhandled; however, they have become accustomed to living in standard farm fenced paddocks, will drink from artificial water sources and have been treated for basic worms, microchipped and vaccinated. All colts and stallions are gelded.

Visit The Trainers page to find out more about each of the Brumbies.