Central Australian Waler station bred stock horses were taken to Newhaven Station in the 1950s, the isolation and hard country protecting the impressive old-bloodlines and continuing the attributes of being wise and hardy. Excellent bone, some medium (like Rigoletto) but largely light athletic types, with proven good temperaments. They were removed in the early 2000s, some saved from yards in Alice Springs and others (like Rigoletto) as youngsters in SA awaiting processing through Peterborough Meatworks.
This is what we know about how Rigoletto came to Victoria.
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