Dusty joins the team

Willie Warnock and Dusty.
Willie Warnock and Dusty.

Dusty (15) was purchased with help from the Shire of Mundaring and is ideal for older children because of his size.

Hills RDA coach Willie Warnock said that Dusty’s name is as big as he is.

‘He is officially Cockenzie Henty Coal Dust,’ she said.

Dusty replaces Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan’s horse Baron, who had to be retired because of arthritis.

‘Baron was an excellent horse for disabled riders, as he was patient. He had been highly trained to remain calm in the face of any incident but it was time for him to retire,’ Willie said.

‘We depend on having horses donated to us since, as a charity, we don’t have much money to buy horses.’

Bronwyn Nutting and Mark Atkinson, of Gidgegannup, discounted Dusty’s price significantly when they sold him to Hills RDA.

‘Without the generosity of the Shire, Bronwyn and Mark, we would have had to turn away disabled riders,’ she said.