BRUMBIES OR FERAL HORSES?
BANJO Patterson’s The Man From Snowy River was published in 1895. It summarised the exploits of several of the region’s expert cattlemen (most notably, Jack Riley) into one character and presented it to the suburbanites of Sydney and Melbourne. The Man From Snowy River movie was released in 1982 and further cemented the horsemen’s folklore into the Australian psyche. It’s for these reasons some people wrongly believe horses are a natural or entitled part of the High Country landscape. Chances are you’ll see some in Australia’s high country, especially in the areas of Kosciuszko National Park between the Brindabellas and Jindabyne, where higher, flatter terrain suits the wild horses more than the steeper valleys of Victoria.