Jude Taylor with brumby filly Kamarla, who will now stand while the bridle is put on.
Jude Taylor with brumby filly Kamarla, who will now stand while the bridle is put on.

Little filly finds loving home

APART from roaming a state forest, her past is largely unknown.

Today she lives on a lovely property and is a great friend to four-year-old John-Jack Taylor and his three-year-old sister Janah.

Kamarla, the beautiful, gentle brumby filly, is another success story in a long list of success stories thanks to South East Queensland Brumby Association’s Anne Warmbrunn and Terry Wilson’s relocating program.

“The association was having a name the brumby fundraiser and that’s how she got her name,” the children’s mother Jude said.

“Janah wanted to call her Bullseye from Toy Story.”

Kamarla’s new life came about due to the friendship between Ms Taylor and Ms Warmbrunn, which goes back a couple of decades.

Ms Warmbrunn had asked Ms Taylor to be on the association’s committee. With two small children, time would not permit, but she is a member.

“It was Anne who found out that brumbies make the best kids’ horse.

“When I was a kid, I rode a brumby that came from the Northern Territory,” Ms Taylor said.

“They are the greatest horses.”

So, having welcomed Kamarla into their lives, Ms Taylor’s problem was making sure the new addition didn’t get into any “bad habits”.

“That’s where my husband John really did all the work.

“We can now put a bridle on her and we can put a saddle on her.”

While not ruling out the possibility of giving a good home to another brumby, for the moment the Taylors will focus on Kamarla.

Those interested in providing a brumby a good home, or to become a member, contact the South East Queensland Brumby Association on 5485 3369 or email seqbrumby@hotmail.com.

Gympie Times


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