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Spirited: Australia's Horse Story presented stories of the powerful bonds and enduring relationships between Australian people and their horses. It explored how horses helped enrich lives and shape the environment.

Previously on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 11 September 2014 to 9 March 2015.

Explore more Spirited

Objects Explore our rich collection of historical artefacts relating to horses and horsemen and women in Australia.
Stories Reflect on the enduring and sometimes complex relationships between people and horses.
Videos See video stories from Australians including Olympian Neale Lavis and sculptor Harrie Fasher.

Australians have lived with, loved and depended on horses since Europeans first settled on the continent. These beautiful animals have been trusted companions, partners in the thrill of the chase, reliable workers, and a source of pleasure, freedom and adventure for thousands of people.

Spirited lecture series
  • Last updated: 14 November 2014
  • 3 programs
Behind the scenes insights into the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, the history of horse welfare and equitation science.

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