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Brumby Cremello Tobiano Coat (left view)
Cremello Tobiano Coat (left view)
Brumby Flaxen Sooty Linebacked Golden Strawberry Roan Coat (normal view)
Flaxen Sooty Linebacked Golden Strawberry Roan Coat (normal view)

Brumby Dun Coat (front view)
Dun Coat (front view)
Brumby Buckskin Coat (right view)
Buckskin Coat (right view)

The Brumby (also 'Australian Brumby') is defined as Australia's wild horse.

Come from the wild but not a 'wild':
A 'Brumby' is any horse that was born in the Australian wilderness (known as 'Outback') or born to horses who were captured in the wild.

That said, the Brumby is not a wild horse. Its ancestors were domesticated horses that were brought to Australia centuries ago, meaning that although the Brumby is not truly wild, but is actually feral.

European roots, Australian nature:
Horses of various breeds, mostly European ones, were first brought to Australia during the 18th century by European settlers. Over the years, many of these horses escaped to the wild, where they lived and bred as feral horses. The result was the Brumby, a hardy and frugal horse who can cope with the harsh Australian climate.

European roots, Australian nature:
Brumby horses flourished in the Outback, so much so that starting from the 19th century the situation started spinning out of control. Herds of Brumbies overgrazed lands, destructed their soil, depleted water sources, and broke fences.

By the 20th century, Brumbies became a serious problem to both Australian ranchers and Australia's ecological systems. Over the next decades, different solutions were proposed to ensure that the number of Brumby horses in the wild remains balanced, one of which was to tame and adopt them.

The Brumby today:
Today, it is still possible to tame and adopt Brumbies that are caught in the wild. This endeavor is managed by the Australian Brumby Alliance and the Australian Brumby Horse Register, the latter hosts regular competitions and shows for Brumby owners and riders.

Brumbies serve as all-around horses, be it in the show ring or for trail riding, and have the versatility to serve in both English and Western disciplines at recreational levels.

The Pangare Brumby:
There are several subtypes of Brumby horses, which differ in their location in Australia. One subtype, known as the 'Pangare Brumby', roams in West Australia, and is characterized by having a pangare coat. This subtype can be found in Horse Isle as well (see the 'Pangare Brumby').

Because Brumby horses live and breed in the wild, they don't have an official breed standard. That said, while Brumbies can vary greatly in their appearance, they do share some common characteristics, all of which are reflected in the 'standard' for Brumby horses in Horse Isle.

Brumbies have a straight profile, a deep jaw, a neck of medium length that connects to smooth withers, a short back, and a deep girth. Their frame is rectangular but their posture is square and balanced, particularly when it comes to their hind legs which must be properly set underneath their hindquarters rather than stretched behind them.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Brumby horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 14.7-16.2, 15.4 (0.3), 0.06.
Sprint: 34-47, 40 (3), 0.52.

Accel: 0.71-0.89, 0.80 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.72-0.86, 0.79 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.86-5.11, 4.96 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.33-1.90, 1.57 (0.12), 0.02.

Turning: 35.66-48.91, 42.86 (3.12), 0.61.
Reverse: 2.1-2.7, 2.4 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 44.97-49.80, 47.03 (1.07), 0.21.
Reaction: 0.67-0.79, 0.73 (0.03), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: all colors and patterns except for mushroom, dominant black, and manchado.

Height: 13.1hh to 15.1hh.
Brumby Black Coat
Black Coat
Brumby Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Brumby Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Brumby Sooty Seal Brown Coat
Sooty Seal Brown Coat
Brumby Dark Brown Coat
Dark Brown Coat
Brumby Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Brumby Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Brumby Mealy Wild Bay Coat
Mealy Wild Bay Coat
Brumby Linebacked Red Chestnut Coat
Linebacked Red Chestnut Coat
Brumby Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
Brumby Linebacked Buttermilk Buckskin Coat
Linebacked Buttermilk Buckskin Coat
Brumby Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Brumby Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
Brumby Perlino Coat
Perlino Coat
Brumby Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
Brumby Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
Brumby Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Brumby Muddy Dun Coat
Muddy Dun Coat
Brumby Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Brumby Claybank Dun Coat
Claybank Dun Coat
Brumby Flaxen Dunalino Coat
Flaxen Dunalino Coat
Brumby Cremello Tobiano Coat
Cremello Tobiano Coat
Brumby Linebacked Golden Bay Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Golden Bay Tobiano Coat
Brumby Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Brumby Coal Blue Roan Coat
Coal Blue Roan Coat
Brumby Flaxen Sooty Blue Strawberry Roan Coat
Flaxen Sooty Blue Strawberry Roan Coat
Brumby Strawberry Roan Coat
Strawberry Roan Coat
Brumby Ebony Blue Corn Roan Coat
Ebony Blue Corn Roan Coat
Brumby Sooty Purple Corn Roan Coat
Sooty Purple Corn Roan Coat
Brumby Linebacked Golden Red Corn Roan Coat
Linebacked Golden Red Corn Roan Coat
Brumby Mealy Dunskin Corn Roan Coat
Mealy Dunskin Corn Roan Coat
Brumby Blonde Golden Corn Roan Coat
Blonde Golden Corn Roan Coat

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