I am crying with happiness and sooo proud for AJ Tanner, who has pulled off the coup of the century as far as the brumbies go and is doing it in a way that will change wild horse management in this country.
This is compassion and beautiful horsemanship in action. Environmentally sustainable, genetically viable numbers of horses are to remain “on country”. Humane removal methods done with real, connected horsemanship. Horsemanship training program for ongoing management. Selective removal with longevity of herd health at the forefront. The relocation of substantial numbers and the rehoming of limited numbers.
It means THE END OF AERIAL CULLING AS A CONTROL METHOD in this area.
AND it’s a model that can be repeated – over and over again. Just think of the implications of that…
There’s some details AJ isn’t releasing yet, for all kinds of good reasons, so there’ll be good news unfolding for quite a while!
See the rest of her very low key announcement (lol!) on her facebook page called “AJ’s Brumby Run”
Photo credit: Australian Views Art Shop (google them) where you can buy this lovely print, which is of brumbies in the Northern Territory.