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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.
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,
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.
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