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Week 17 VBA Waratah

Three weeks to go!!! We can’t believe it! Seems like the time has gone by so quick. We often forget how she was in the beginning, and what a transformation she has had. This week there has been many great steps forward. With  more confidence and learning on the trail. We fitted in a bout 15km of riding through different country roads ect. She is a comfortable striding out trail horse that doesn't care bout other horses in front of behind ect. This week I just felt like we were together on our own adventures. She was enjoying it as much as I was, (teary realisation!!) On the trail we are always working on our leg seat and reins communication. She has come so far. We also have big trots out on the trail which I felt 100% safe doing. Just love this mare.

Later in the week she  had developed a head flicking thing that was present in the paddock as well as during our sessions. That looked like a severe annoyance to the flies. After much research we decided to change the hay she was on add more salt and other minerals to help her balance out to cover all aspects, and got her a fly veil. All seem to be helping greatly.

Last we got our fantastic arrival of our new day rugs! From Rug up horse wear.

Thank you to Rug Up Horse Wear who kindly has offered to sponsor us by decking the brumbies out in beautiful hand made fitted day rugs and a purple show set for EQUITANA. Amazing!!

We also started to use our beautiful hand braided reins from db braiding. Oh and can I tell you I have still got my first set I bought 20yrs ago, which is amazing. But Diana has out done her self as these feel amazing.

Peoples kindness and generosity astounds me!

We have big news with the release of Waratah’s ground work training programme. We wanted to make her journey as transparent as possible so there is over 10hrs of video available for the public. Visit

To see more of Waratah's adventures visit our page.

Thank you to all the members of the Victorian Brumby Association and their sponsors for making this possible. 

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