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These special photographic and film features were developed as part of the Horses in Australia project at the National Museum of Australia. Take a seat by the arena, join the horses and riders on course or learn more about the techniques of foundation training.

The history, thrills and spills of the Melbourne Cup of campdrafting.
Australia's best buckjumpers in action for the rope and tie, barrel racing and bronc riding honours.
Australia's national endurance riding championship, held on a 100-mile course at Kilkivan, over 24 hours.
Explore the history and techniques of the earliest stages of working with horses.
Paul McGreevy's research into the use of the whip in horseracing.



People and the Environment

Horses in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.