Paruku The Desert Brumby

Twelve-year-old Rachel is fast outgrowing her first pony. When her father, an equine vet, is offered the job of capturing wild brumbies for the endurance stables of Sheik Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai, Rachel travels with him into the remote desert landscape of the Kimberley. Captivated by the wild power and majesty of the young stallion Paruku and his kin, she is torn by the prospect of taking away their freedom. But is there a chance she could keep Paruku for herself?

This moving tale is inspired by the real journey of the Kimberley brumbies to Dubai. For 8-13 year olds and anyone who loves horses.

Read more about the real Paruku in the Sydney Morning Herald

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Paruku has been optioned by Bangalow Pictures to become a feature film.

© Jesse Blackadder 2017