Two Murrumbateman pony club members showed their gratitude for defence force personnel - and all war horses - by taking part in a driveway tribute as part of Anzac Day celebrations.
Holly Pulford and Alex Greenup joined pony club members from around the country is stepping up.
Most pony clubs in Australia take part in Anzac Day services and parades, either mounted or unmounted, and some saw this as a way to support that tradition in self-isolation, CEO Dr Catherine Ainsworth said.
"COVID-19 was not enough to stop them dressing up, in uniform or costume, with flags, signs and poppies, to pay their respects," she said.
"There were over 100 photos sent in from every state in Australia."
Pony Club members particularly identify with the Australia Light Horse, and the men who took horses into battle.
Some members ride horses with Waler bloodlines. Walers became legendary with the Australian Light Horse for their feats of endurance and bravery on the battle field during WWI. By 1867, the Waler had developed a reputation as one of the finest cavalry horses in the world.
Walers were originally bred to be stock horses that could withstand the extreme conditions of the Australian outback. They were able to go without water for prolonged periods and proved even more effective than camels for their desert endurance.
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