More horses; different state

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Charters Towers. I could write my whole blog about it. How do I explain it? It’s a small town about an hour from Townsville. But it’s in the middle of nowhere. My dad’s friends own a property there with about a million acres.

We camp right by a billabong, near a small herd of horses. There’s one horse called ‘Scooby doo’ who, last year took some interest in uncle Allister’s camping box, then after punching a hole in it, lost interest.

It’s a good thing we camp near a billabong because it’s boiling hot. The second we get out of the water we want to get back in again. Last year we were mustering cattle and the horse I was riding wouldn’t trot! It was so embarrassing! I kept muttering ‘trot, trot, you’re making me look like an idiot.’

 

 

All the pretty little ponies

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My favourite animals are horses, I just love them. As you could guess horse riding is my passion; have two horses and I’m getting a new one soon but more on that later.

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My two horses are named “Jimmy” and “Magic”.  Magic is 11hh and Jimmy is 16hh, they are my best friends and easy to talk to even though they never talk back. I can trust them with my life and love them to bits! I have been riding two years and have fallen off three times, broken my arm twice.

Let’s start with pigs

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I live on a 60 acre farm. We’ve got; pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, guineafowl, two horses, three dogs, one cat, an alpaca and a naughty jersey calf. I know; a zoo right!

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Births are a big thing on our farm, babies can be a pain; especially in winter. But you gotta admit, their cute little buggers!