I wanted to let you know I saw the Man From Snowy River. It was good! Two questions. Why was the "mob" of wild horses called Bromblies? And why does a horse with a broken leg have to be put down? Why can't the leg be splinted?
On writing: I belong to a novel writer's group which I formed out of a local writing group (I invited four novelists to join together to meet and critique). Perhaps a writing group would help. I agree about Twilight (I prefer Ann Rice and love the Underworld movies). One of my group writers writes about Danaan Fairies in human form. I'm reading Game of Thrones historical fantasy, but my writing is historical. Keep writing!! <g> Cinzia
Also, you have to remember that this movie is supposed to be set sometime in the late 1800s in very rural Australia. Large animal vets were few and far between, if there were any. There was no guarantee that a horse's leg could be successfully set, let alone splinted. It was easier and more humane to simply end the horse's pain. Also, take into account the fact that even if you did set and splint the horse's leg correctly, if it didn't heal completely or perfectly, you had a lame horse. Back when horses COULDN'T be pasture pets, every horse had to work, a lame horse might as well be a dead horse.