The Brumby Mare is an engaging collection of reminiscences about traditional Queensland stockman and Bushworkers in the 1950s and 60s, before the days of motorbikes and helicopters.
The Brumby Mare is sure to evoke nostalgia in bush folk, and for city readers it will bring the old world of the outback and the stockman to life.
"The mare's hot breath hit me in the face as she snorted and shook her head. Pausing momentarily before gaining contact again, I noticed that her ears were forward, which was quite an encouraging sign. Not so my hand, which was now beginning to shake, ever so little. I was becoming increasingly aware that my whole being was reacting to the tension building in that yard; I was entering a realm I had never been in before. So close now, I could feel the power of this horse.'