A Centenary Celebration for Will Burtin: A Pioneer of by Wainer H.

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I was about three years old and too young to remember much of Tiny except the day she tested a young fella’s strength by taking me for a good run! Tiny had a few foals and I soon outgrew her and graduated to one of her fillies — Trinket. Trinket was a great little pony and every spare minute I had we were off on adventures, usually over the river to visit my grandparents. Dad would always warn me when the river was up and the best spots to cross, but Trinket would always get me out of trouble because she was sure-footed and knew where to go.

Thor and his herd were back and it was chaos. By the time we got out of the tent, a grey Brumby and what I hoped were our horses were running around inside the fence. The rest of the Brumby herd was charging around the outside, mud flying. I stumbled over to the paddock and saw Max bolting, legs pounding, ears back. He was closely followed by Sundance and General, and then the grey Brumby. I thought the gate must be down and the grey was herding them towards it. I ran as fast as I could in the direction of the gate, and was completely bewildered when I found it still standing there, intact.

Fortunately the track started leading us to higher ground. We were riding through the gum trees, listening to the kookaburras laughing at us as water dripped from our Akubras and Drizabones, when we came upon a herd of about thirty wild cows. They were contentedly grazing in a clearing on the bend of the river and spotted us at the same time we saw them. Before we could retreat they panicked, stampeded down the steep embankment, jumped into the swollen river and swam for their lives. All we could do was watch, aghast.

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