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Diggers Rest Workers| Daisy

This ancient but very useful grader came to us from the old gold mine in Pine Creek, NT. Daisy arrived a few days ago, so between the weekend footie and the grader, Roderick has been very busy:) This might be Roderick’s favourite steed for a while. Having a grader on the property is already making…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Star

Star the standard bred is a big gentle giant that just wants to please.  He has looked after a few guests already this season and was the perfect gentleman. He is great for beginners and if a rider is experienced they will find him responsive to leg and seat. We are so pleased with our…

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Diggers Rest Horses| Con

We are gradually introducing the standardbreds into our trail riding mob. Con has officially become a guest horse and is already proving to be a reliable member of the herd. His easy nature and nonplussed attitude are perfect for beginner riders, yet he is responsive to leg, seat and voice if the rider is confident…

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Diggers Rest Horses| Birdie

Birdie is a lovely little four year old paint mare that was started last season. She has come back in after a ten month spell and has continued to impress us with her softness and quiet nature, and entertain us with her friendliness…her nickname is gluestick as she follows us around the yard like a…

Wyndham's Five Rivers Lookout

Out and about in Wyndham

If you are heading to the East Kimberley, and Digger’s Rest Station, a visit to our closest town is well worth your time. Wyndham is a sleepy little town with loads of history and some spectacular views. From Five Rivers Lookout you can take in the expanse of the Cambridge Gulf and it’s sprawling tidal…

Diggers Rest Standardbreds

Re-educating Standardbreds

We have had our standardbreds for almost a year now! They have spent the wet season out the back in the big paddock with all of the station horses, and managed well with the wet season conditions, all fat and shiney now:) We are bringing them in two at a time to work them, and…

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Having the right gear

Having the right gear makes a world of difference.  Comfort before fashion! not that the two can’t coexist:) Take your jeans or jodhpurs (and the undies) for a test run before you plan on spending several days in the saddle with them. Light weight long sleeve shirts help to keep the sun off and protect you…

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Saddles, Backs and Bums

Ever wonder what sorts 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, the…

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The perks of horse trekking in May

Our first horse trek of the season, May 14-17, is one of my favourites. Most years the creeks haven’t stopped running, and the rejuvenating benefits of the wet season are still apparent. It can be a little on the warm side in May, but the amazing landscape is so worth it! On this particular trek,…