Well the temperatures are getting to -5 now. Beautiful frosts, odd snow and warm fires. The brumbies are now residents .... unwelcome but not much we can do about that. The electric fences failed. The horses ploughed straight through them bending star pickets and making an awful mess.
I have tried a new tact. Blood and Bone.... I figure there is 6% horse bits in it so that may deter the horses. So far it has kept them away from tree guards, or at least subdued them a little. It is also deterring the pleasant country air.