Our rehoming process varies through four different streams to try to suit most people and most homes.
We get asked often why we charge people when we rehome Brumbies. We do this as responsible rescue is very expensive and fund raising is difficult! Just gelding a horse in most areas of Victoria will cost you $400 plus.
No Brumby will ever leave here without their vet work done. We won’t negotiate on that. No colts leave here ungelded. There are too many horses across Australia already competing for homes – not breeding and ensuring our Brumbies are trained is our way of keeping our beloved Brumbies out of the cycle of ‘bad’ behaviour/ rejection/ saleyards/ ‘re-rescue’ and slaughter.
All our Brumbies will all be sold eligible for Australian Brumby Horse Registration (www.abhr.com.au) .We will even pay their registration fees for you if you register them within six months of purchase!
If you are interested in offering your home to a Brumby through one of our programs, please do get in touch.
Costs will vary, please find below a guide to help you know what to expect :
This is our core program, where Brumbies are homed with with their basic training – this means that they are used to domestic fencing and water, have had all of their vet work done (gelded, microchipped. Vaccinated, wormed etc), they can be caught in the paddock, lead, tie up, float load and will happily tackle our obstacle course and go for walks around the property. Not saddle trained. Prices from $750 - $1500.
Download the Brumby Purchase Form <here>
We run these clinics, where you can come along to our sanctuary, pick your own Brumby from a group of youngsters, train them under our expert guidance for 5 days and then take them home with you. (These Brumbies have also had all vet work completed and are used to domestic fencing). Price is $1200 for the Brumby AND the five day clinic.
Download the Brumby Gentling Clinic information pack <here>
This Challenge is held every two years. Brumbies are sent home with suitable trainers for 150 days of ground and saddle training and then meet at EQUITANA in Melbourne for our finals event. Those Brumbies not kept by their trainers are auctioned to approved bidders at this event. Prices vary but last auction, ranged from $1200 – 3400 for saddle trained, well exposed Brumbies
Visit the Australian Brumby Challenge website for more information
We are developing this program, to allow people to come out to our sanctuary, choose the unhandled Brumby they love (all vet work done!) and they can be sent straight to your trainer for their handling, which is billed from your trainer, directly to you. Trainers will have to apply for this program and be approved. Your trainer will have to sign forms agreeing to train the Brumby to be caught, led, handed and loaded onto a float for you. They will bill you directly for this service. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, but we expect we will charge around $350 for mares/ fillies and $600 for geldings, with all vet work completed
Download the Choose Your Own Trainer information pack <here>
It is also possible to apply to receive completely wild Brumbies directly from the National Park. This application process comes up from time to time and has strict requirements. If you are interested in this process in:
Victoria, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW, please email: email@example.com