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Del O'Mara with horses, Wooragee, Victoria, Australia. Thursday 29th October 2021. Photo: Lisa Roberts.

Horse Kind

Conversation transcript:

Del:
She's an Arabian [the chestnut-coloured horse]. She likes the heat.

Lisa:
And this one [the smaller black horse]?

Del:
It'll be pouring rain and Cassie [the Arabian] will be in the shed and she'll be standing outside.

Lisa:
You called her a feral before.

Del:
Oh well, she was feral when I got her. She was nine year old and never ridden. You couldn't get near her.

Lisa:
Did you break her in?

Del:
I did break her in but... I had her for two years before I could walk around with her without any problem. She was too unreliable [to break in for a child to ride - being a horse too small for most adults to ride]. She's the worst horse I've ever had in traffic, ever. I had my leg in plaster and my ankle in a brace. But she's a really nice pet.

Lisa:
And she's happy with her life?

Del:
She's good.

Lisa:
And do they get on together, these two?

Del:
Yeah. She's the matriarch [the Arabian]. She's been wonderful. I've had quite a few horses and she was always boss cocky. But she never did anything to hurt anyone. It would always be a look, or a tip of an ear, and they'd just "... right-oh boss." She was always very kind.

 

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2021
Spirit
Seeding
2021
Horse
Kind
2021
Water
Flows
2009
Yam
Sex
2020
Tree
Spirit
2019
Algae
Oxygen
2020
Otter
Song
2020
Echidna
Family
2019
Krill
Turbulence
2018
Mother
Country
2018
Ocean
Art and data
Human
2016
Inseparable
2007
Cellular
Memories

 

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