painting by Jacob Butler

Angie and Jake|Diggers characters

Professional photographer Angie Coote, and her partner Jake Butler aka Shakey, professional painter, joined us on our nine day trek last year for a working holiday. Angie finished up with some fantastic photos for us (some of them on our website now) and Jake gave us a painting of our dogs that he did while […]

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Arthur leading the way

For Arthur|Diggers Rest Horses

Somewhere . . . in time’s own space, there must be some sweet, pastured place Where creeks sing on – and tall trees grow, some paradise where horses go, For by the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again. ~Stanley Harrison   We buried my old horse Arthur last week. I […]

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Maggie Moo

Diggers Rest Horses|Maggie

Maggie must lead a charmed life. She had a very close call with a crocodile this wet season! Fortunately, I saw her soon after the encounter, so we were able to bring her in to the house paddock and doctor her for a while. She is all good now. It was a pleasure looking after […]

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Watering the horses

What makes a good trekking horse

Diggers Rest horses come in all shapes and sizes, but all of our trekking horses have a few things in common. Firstly, our horses get along well on the trail, so there’s very little kicking or biting going on during our treks…of course, it does help when riders keep their mounts’ noses away from other […]

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Salty and Lucy enjoying the open salt pan

A spirit of adventure

If you make your way to Diggers, you definitely have at least a little bit of an adventurous spirit, because we are well and truly off the beaten path. There’s plenty of space out here, and the possibilities are endless: go for a canter on the flats; take a bush walk along the river or […]

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Diggers Rest at Sunset

Kimberley by Horse| guest video

Michael Gruber joined us on a May trek in 2014, and as you can see from this video, he seemed to enjoy the entire journey, from making his way out to the station to the daily rituals in camp. I still enjoy watching this video, and remembering his fresh and appreciative perspective on it all. […]

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Waterfalls on the Erskine Ranges

Record Rains for January

We were hoping for a decent wet season, and our hopes have been well and truly surpassed! We still have a week to go for January, and have already received over 500mm just for this month (that’s 20 inches)! It’s going to make for a beautiful dry season. Here’s a few photos of what we […]

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cross breed saddle

Saddles and such

Are you wondering what sort of saddles we use? There’s some variety in our saddle shed, but all of our saddles are either traditional Australian stock saddles or cross breed saddles (combination of Australian stock saddle design and western saddle design). The makes include Kent, Syd Hill, Southern Cross and Trevor James. First and foremost, […]

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Buster, Johnny Boy, Arthur and Otto

Diggers Rest Horses|True to their nature

The human is full of opinions, but the horse is the truth ~ Ray Hunt Here at Digger’s Rest, we’ve had so many horses come in and go out of our lives over the years. Every horse we’ve had has brought us a little further along in understanding them, and it would serve us well […]

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