Australia’s cowboys quit helicopters for horses

Australia’s cowboys quit helicopters for horses

Anthony Hoy reports on the reinvention of the Australian stockman on horseback. The beef industry is trying to re-build the horsemanship and intellectual property lost to the mining industry as a result of the widespread adoption since the 1960s of mechanical mustering (helicopters, motorcycles, quad bikes and 4WDs), the toll it has taken on stock, and the impact it has had on beef eating quality.