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…

Diggers Rest Station

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…

Diggers Rest Station

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,…

a beautiful Kimberley morning

Opening for Easter Weekend

We’ve been waiting to see what the weather holds for us around Easter holidays. As long as the forecast holds, we will be open for camping, and for accommodation in the bunkhouse. Our bush huts will be available mid April.  We’ll start up our horse riding about mid April as well.  The country has been…

Diggers Rest Horses

Horse and Rider

To match horse and rider, we ask about riding ability and experiences. One of the most challenging tasks of putting people on our horses is matching them up with a horse that best suits them as a rider. A few words on a booking form only tells one so much, the rest comes in conversations and…

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Doing what you love

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~ Rumi, 13th century Persian poet Roderick and I are in this very fortunate position of doing what we really love. Being surrounded by our animals, and by this amazing landscape, gives us a satisfaction…

Diggers Rest Horses

Diggers Rest Horses| Molly

Last of the foals by Nemo, Molly is close to a month old. She and her mum Corina are both doing well, and Molly has become quite accustomed to a rub and a scratch:) Corina is a very smart mare, and ended last season well when a very good friend of ours, Carola, was working…

Mirranilla Creek crossing

Our Wet Season So Far

We are having a decent wet season this year, having already reached our annual average, with good steady rains but no major flooding, so far! The horses and the cattle are looking fantastic, and the flies don’t seem to be giving them too many hassles. The country has transformed into a lush green landscape, so…