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Wild Brumby Horses & Australian Feral Horse Information
Wild Brumbies - the Australian Feral Horses
The Wild Brumby horse or the Australian Feral horse is a type of wild horse breed that actually developed from domestics breeds that were abandoned in Australia around the mid 19'th century. Brumbies aren't really a specific type of horse, but rather many various domestic horse breeds and pony breeds gone wild. Over time these various wild horse breeds have formed into groups and herds that live on the plains of Australia and are known as the Brumby horses.
The same thing basically happened in America; where instead of the Brumby being formed, Mustang horses came about on our landscapes.
The Wild Brumby Horse Appearance
The Australian Brumbies are a short to medium type of feral horse that may come in any color variation. Brumby horses can have coats that are solid chestnuts and red to Appaloosa like style horse coats to cream horse coats. Australian Feral horses show somewhat sporadic and random builds that range from the looks of leaner and longer legs to even shorter and stubbier legs like ponies. Generally speaking, Wild Brumbies have straight shoulders, powerful legs, and short backs.
Temperaments of the Australian Feral Horses
Despite whatever domestic horse heritages that the Wild Brumby horses display, like the Mustang Horses, Australian Brumbies are a nightmare to tame. As beautiful, unique, and interesting as the feral horse breeds may come off too be, they're truly wild animals at heart. Because of the personality traits that Wild Brumbies exhibit, the Australian Feral horse makes an incredibly difficult and seemingly impossible riding horses to rain. I wouldn't say that it's completely impossible to tame a Brumby, but I would state that even some of the best of horse trainers just can't seem to get a hand on the Brumbies.
Despite their stubborn personalities, the Brumby wild horse truly is a magnificent animal that is beautiful and soulful in its own unique way.
Interesting Wild Brumby Horse Facts
1. Brumbies almost went extinct back in the 1960s while a drought was going on in Australia. Because of the fact that the Australian Brumby horses had to drink certain amounts of water to survive, the mass majority of the Brumbies were brutally murdered by being shot to death by the entire herds. These horrific shoot downs left many of the Wild Brumby horses to instead die immediately, the feral horses were abandoned to die in slow painful deaths.
2. A Brumby on average measures around heights that range from 14 hh to 15 hh. Rarely do Brumby wild horses exceed 15 hh.
3. Some of the more common types of horses that Australian Wild Brumbies are mixed with include Stock horses, Anglo Arabs, Walers, Percherons, and various Thoroughbred horse breeds. There are however some Wild Feral horses that are mixed with wild Ponies as well.