Digger’s Rest Station

2020 Dates For Our Horse Riding Holidays

Hello fellow horse lovers, You can start planning your Kimberley trip for 2020! We have set a few dates for next season, so take a look! For those who have ridden with us before, take note that we have included the arrival and departure days in the dates, in an effort to make things a…

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Remembering Rio

Rio

We lost an amazing horse this week. Rio was only about seven years old but had already looked after so many riders in his short life. He was the horse we saddled up for anyone anxious or unsure, but also for anyone needing a particularly smooth ride. We could take him on trail rides with…

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Closing for the season of 2019

Diggers Rest Horses

Thanks to everyone who made it out to us this season! Horse riders, fishing fans, campers, bushwalkers, artists, photographers, writers, friends and helpers, you have all brought a bit of your world to us and we have enjoyed sharing our world with you. All the best to each of you, and hope to cross paths…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Sweeney

Diggers Rest Station horses

Young Sweeney is an amazingly versatile horse, and that’s after only a few weeks of steady work with an excellent young horseman. On our recent muster he proved to be quite keen on the cattle, and comfortable in the lead, on a wing or on the tail. On trail rides he walks out beautifully, makes…

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Horses on the mend

Diggers Rest Horses

A while back I wrote about our vet coming out to operate on a few of our horses that had swamp cancers. After a couple of trips and several surgeries, we are happy to report that they are all healing well, and two of them, Doris and Trevor, are already back in work. Quartz’s surgery…

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Views from the saddle

Diggers Rest Station horses

We live in an amazing landscape here at Diggers Rest Station, and my favourite way to look around is on horseback. I am still in awe of the beauty of the East Kimberley, even after 23 years of taking it in! On our horse treks we have the privilege of sharing this incredible country with…

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View from a Bush Hut

We’ve been busy these past few days preparing the bush huts for the season. It is hard work but the view makes it so much more enjoyable! The bush huts are available starting May 1, so if you are looking for a relaxing, rustic and real place to kick back, the bush huts are it.…

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Sunset Ride at Diggers

We recently had our first sunset ride of the season. The late afternoon light was perfect, and though it is still warm, there was a breeze to keep it comfortable. Two of our standardbreds, Queenie and Star, went out as well as a handful of our stock horses, Anzac, Duke, Rio and Nyarlie. They were…

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