Brumby (horse)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brumby (horse)
Tumbarumba Brumby group.jpg
Important data
Origin: Australia
Main breeding area: Australia
Distribution: Australia
Stick measure : 1.35 to 1.50 m
Colors : Predominantly browns and duns, also black horses, piebalds and foxes
Main application area:

Brumby is an Australian feral horse , similar to the American mustangs . They descend from domesticated horses and from riding horses that were released after the gold rush in the mid-19th century. The horses can reach a height of 1.35 to 1.50 m in height . Brumbies are considered to be persistent, agile, fast and wild.

The first horses introduced to Australia were Cape horses from South Africa, then horses from South America (probably the Chilean Corralero ) came into the country. Timor ponies from Indonesia and various British pony and cold blood breeds as well as numerous thoroughbred and Arab horses were introduced even later . Traces of all of these breeds can be found in the Australian wild horse population.

Although found in many regions of the continent, the most famous brumbies are found in the Snowy Mountains area of Southeast Australia. Most live in the Northern Territory , however , the second largest population is in Queensland . There are more wild horses in Australia than in any other country.

Brumbies reproduce so quickly that they are now viewed as a nuisance. Therefore one tries to keep the population within limits by shooting. Individual animals are also rarely caught, tamed and used as riding or work horses.

The name "Brumby" is mostly traced back to Sergeant James Brumby, who left his horses behind when he gave up his property in Mulgrave Place / New South Wales in 1804 and emigrated to Tasmania . Banjo Paterson defines in the introduction to his poem "Brumby's Run", published in Bulletin 1894 (Sydney), the term as the name for the Australian wild horse. A letter to the editor in the Sydney Morning Herald from 1896 claims that "baroombie" is the word for horse in the language of the indigenous people along the Balonne, Nebine, Warrego and Bulloo rivers (South Queensland). Another derivation goes back to "Baramba", the name of a river or ranch in the Queensland district of Burnett, founded in the 1840s and later abandoned, with many of the horses escaping. The name was also associated with the Irish word "bromach" (colt).

The rugby union team Brumbies from Canberra is named after the horses .

See also

Web links

Commons : Brumby  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Australia wants to kill wild horses. In: . May 2, 2016, accessed May 2, 2016 .