Do you know what Brumbies are? Not many people do, but if you’re a horse lover, you have a better than average chance of making the right guess. Brumbies are Australia’s wild horses. In many ways, they’re similar to the more familiar American mustang.
Brumbies are believed to have descended from the horses of European colonists, with some bloodlines joining in the mix from South Africa and East Timor. There’s a lot of Thoroughbred and Arabian blood in Brumbies, although you’ll also see a little draft horse stoutness. When mixed all together, the result is a strong, passionate, durable horse.
Much like Mustangs, some people adopt Brumbies, train them, and find homes for them. Other Brumbies remain wild and free, with all of Australia’s rugged outback as their pasture.
The Brumbie plays a critical role in Australia’s heritage and history. There’s even a legend about the Brumbie that shows up in a distinctive piece of jewelry: the Brumby bracelet.
Brumby bracelets have been a symbol of good luck for many centuries. No one is sure where the original Brumby bracelet was made, but we do know that the earliest bracelets were woven from the tail hairs of wild brumbies.
Today, bracelets are made of silver wire, gold wire, or other precious metals used to represent the brumbies’ hair. Not only does this make the bracelets easier to make, they last quite a bit longer. A Brumby bracelet can have a place of honor in your horse jewelry collection.
People believe that the bracelet would protect the wearer against peril, sickness and misfortune. The knots are symbolic of life’s great forces: the sun, the wind, fire and water. The strands which circle through the knots represent energy which neither can be created or destroyed, and so, like the strands, is continuous. The movement of the knots along the strands combines life’s great forces with the ever present energy bringing strength to the wearer.
Elegant and appropriate for many settings, the Brumby bracelet is one of our best sellers. A great gift and a way to subtly showcase your love of horses!