Info & Photo supplied by Reg Wilson
Mt Riddock Mare
Mare photographed in yards at Mt Riddock station in 1986 by Reg Wilson. The wound in her side is from a star picket in yard wings, many others were also injured. She had a foal. Reg bought 17 foals, more than he intended. The mares all went to the meat works. The station cleared out all their brumbies. The foals were 6 months to 18 months old, they stay with the dam longer than domestically, and the mares foal less often. The ones Reg saved mostly went to Arnhem Land where most were taken by crocs. Not all though, some were homed near Darwin. If anyone has any information about these foals please send details so they can be recorded in the database.
Mt Riddock was known for the light type of Waler we called the Officer’s Charger type; nonetheless good bone is essential.
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