One of my joys collecting plant material for propagation is running into wild horses, once used as stockhorses, where the bull-buggy and motorbike now rule. Over time horses get to know us and trust us to check over them for such things as injuries or identifying marks or brands. These days brands are rarely seen.
Here are a few pics from the past decade. Click to zoom.
Pastoral properties are sized in hundreds of thousands of acres, so fences are rare, and the horses are tough enough to survive a wide range of habitats. They can be found all over Australia’s wilderness.