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VBA Khancoban


VBA Khancoban (aka Coby) is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born here at our Brumby Junction sanctuary after his mother, VBA Tallara's capture. Coby grew up in a wild herd here and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Tallara and Coby originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Tallara has been returned to our paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life, while young Coby will be trained by Tanya French in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.


Tanya French

Yearlying Section: Professional Trainer


Tanya has been around horses all her life, sitting on her first pony at only 9 weeks old. She has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses for many years and has a passion for natural horse care. Tanya currently works as a natural hoof care practitioner.

Tanya teaches and trains positive reinforcement for all aspects of training, seeking to build the horses self confidence and problem solving ability, so training is easy, stress free and fun. Tanya has found that unhandled horses respond exceptionally well to this kind of training and learn quickly and keenly.

Tanya won the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling event in 2014 and had a wonderful experience discovering our amazing Brumbies! She is looking forwards to continuing to help promote the breed and of course, to see where she can improve from the last Challenge!You can follow Tanya on Facebook at Artistic Horsemanship

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