Brumbies - wild horses - in high country Victoria Australia

The wild horses of Victoria Australia and the problem of too many animals to be sustained during harsh winters
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Perhaps the most loved of Australia’s introduced species, the brumby’s status may not spare it from some form of culling to protect native flora and fauna. Mike Bowers took a trip to the Snowy mountains to document these animals as they tried, some unsuccessfully, to see out the harsh winter in the Australian Alps. Its place in Australian folklore assured, many say it is time the wild horses – and their destructive practices – must be tackled

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

A herd of wild Brumbies (wild horses) runs on the plains above Kiandra in the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Australia.

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

The brumby, at home in Australia's high country – in pictures

Its place in Australian folklore is assured, but calls to drastically reduce the number of wild brumbies in the Australian high country are getting louder


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