New standard breds!

Diggers Horses|Youngins and Standard Breds

These fellas are keeping our horse trainer Joe Guy very busy. He’s doing a fantastic job with them, and they are coming along nicely. It looks like they are all lined up, ready and waiting to come through the gate and get to work…but actually, they are just checking out a few of the new […]

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Open for the 2017 Season

Our road is rough but it’s officially open, so we are too! The country is looking fantastic, the nights are getting a bit cooler, and we are in full swing. Hope to see you out here at Diggers this season. Spread the word

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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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