The Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association features in the story and it was my way of helping to raise awareness for the wonderful work they do and for the education and promotion of Heritage horses and how fragile their existence is becoming.
Without groups like these, our wild horses who have a history dating back to our first settlers, will be wiped out through culling in National Parks.
The demand that these horses are in, makes culling throughout the country seem like a wasted, if not wasteful opportunity to re-home and preserve the lives of these beautiful horses.
I support the work this organisation is doing and I hope that I can bring their work to a wider community of not only local horse lovers, but animal lovers and decent Australians every where.
Guy Fawkes horses come in a variety of colours and sizes—throw backs from certain original blood lines used often come up. range in height from a large pony approx 13hh – 15hh. They can be almost any colour including true black, with dilute (palomino and buckskin), double dilute (perlino and cremello) taffy and broken colours often seen.
The Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association was formed after the cull of 2000 when over 600 horses were slaughtered from helicopters and the Government ordered a study to be undertaken as the public outrage over the cull was too loud to ignore.
In February 2002, the final report by the Heritage Working Party found that these horses had significant historical, military and cultural value. They are direct descendants of Australia’s wartime cavalry horses, known as Walers, and are the only group of Australian Wild Horse to have this proven heritage value.
Please click on the links below to read these reports.
The Heritage Horse Association is run on donations and memberships. They do incredible work and provide a vital service in taking captured horses from the National Parks trapping program to rehome. Without this organisation, these precious animals with such important heritage value to our country, would be slaughtered.
If you can help, please do. You can become a member without owning any horses, and your membership will help supply food and ensure that aerial culling will never be considered again. You can become a member or make a one off or monthly donation here:
or visit the Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse association page here and become a member. http://guyfawkesheritagehorse.com/membership/