Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Don't think its a great idea.
Young horses are difficult, unbroken horses are difficult and wild horses are difficult. You combine those three and you get a young, wild, unbroken Brumby.
A 15hh horse might be okay if they've got a suitable build, but many of the Brumbies I have seen haven't been that solid. I don't know how much you weigh, but the rule is generally 20% with tack, and Brumbies aren't that heavy. Its not just saddle you have to break it to, but leading, picking up their feet, going in shelters, tying up, rugging, other animals, buckets, jackets, flappy things, cars etc - things that a domestically raised horse would have been exposed to since they were born, and taught when they were young and relatively easy. But you're going to have a 3 year old who knows nothing and is big and strong.
Many experienced people wouldn't want to do that. Much less intermediate people. And if it doesn't work out and you are in way over your head its going to be near impossible to sell her on.
I'm not saying give up on your dream, but maybe work towards it more. Go to clinics, work with breakers, get a young a horse if you want to - but one that has been handled so you don't have to teach it everything!