Join Wendy Dodd of Forge Farm Riding School, at the Mundaring District Museum for a morning of fun-filled, pony-related activities.  Find out about the different horse and pony breeds, how to care for a pony, pony body language, and a range of other useful pony and horse information. This is the perfect workshop for children aged between 8 and 12 years who want to find out more about looking after a pony.


Mundaring District Museum, Old School House, Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring (same building as Mundaring Visitor Centre)

$5 per child | Booking Essential | Morning tea provided. Please let Helen know of any special food requirements when booking.

Contact: Helen Brash, Mundaring District Museum, on  0405 511 967 or kunyarr@iinet.net.au

PS.  Only imaginary ponies will be in attendance.

Cultural Celebration

Midland Junction Arts Centre came alive on Sunday with an afternoon of dancing, Indian food, arts and crafts, ceramics and of course horses. We also unveiled the community Totemic Horses and the 3m terracotta horse created by artist in residence, Indian Potter Subbaiah Kasirajan. If you missed out, or are keen to relive the afternoon, check out all the festivities here! 

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A contemporary Hitching Post with a Historical Twist

Artist and designer Sarah Zel Chescoe has created this interactive Hitching Post to reference the history of Mundaring using images, documents & maps from the Mundaring Hills Historical Society Museum and the Visitors Centre.

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Habits of Horses Open Day - A Volunteers Perspective

The Habits of Horses Open Day on 20 August, opened the stable doors to a steady stream of visitors who enjoyed the ‘serious’ and the not so serious artworks on display at the Mundaring Arts Centre and the temporary horse sculptures at Mundaring Sculpture Park.

Lisa Hegarty, Mundaring Arts Centre and Habits of Horses volunteer, wrapped up the success of the Open Day on 20 August saying “The day was buzzing even before the hay barrels hit the ground. Lending to the anticipation were the horse’s whinnies in the dusty arena, the rolling green grass set for hobby horse racing, the live displays and the art. Call it a passion of the heart, call it a love of these great animals, but everyone there was ready to celebrate not only horses, but community too...

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Making a Habit of Having Fun

A relaxed and community spirited crowd of around 3,000 people flocked to the Perth hills to take part in the Habits of Horses Open Day on Sunday 20 August. take a look through the photos to get a feel for the day! 

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no “reining in” the enthusiasm of Mundaring Men’s Shed

There was no “reining in” the enthusiasm of the Mundaring Men’s Shed members as they put their shed full of equipment to good use, creating artistic objects for the Habits of Horses Project.  

Working alongside artist Sarah Zel Chescoe, the members created two unique hitching posts for the Mundaring community as well as team of hobby horses for the Great Hobby Horse Race held at the Open Day, 20 August in the Mundaring Sculpture Park.

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Horse Drawn Animations

Check out these amazing stop motion animations created by Moorditj Noongar Community College students and participants from the school holiday workshops as part of Steven Aiton's residence at Midland Junction Arts Centre earlier this year. These animations and many more will be exhibited at Midland Junction Arts Centre as part of the Horse Drawn exhibition from Sunday 27 Aug - Saturday 23 Sep. 

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Horses Hitched in Chidlow

Chidlow Tavern now has new, bright and creative horses hitching posts thanks to local artists Mary Ann Dawson and the Habits of Horses Community Project. Watch this space as more hitching post are revealed!

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But wait there is more - Habits of Horses Exhibitions at MJAC

Banner is up and preparations are in full swing for Part 2 HABITS OF HORSES with two more exciting exhibitions at MJAC! Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods, a stunning photography exhibition by Clare Arni, and Horse Drawn, a collection of amazing drawings by WA Artists, will be open Sun 27 - Sat 23 Sep. With this and so much more happening including a cultural celebration day and an international artist in residence, this is definitely not to be missed.

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The Great Hobby Horse race at the Open Day on Sun 20 August was a galloping success! Hundreds of riders saddled up to take part!

If you missed out, there is still a chance to take part… bring your hobby horse or simply your imagination to the Midland Junction Arts Centre Cultural Open Day between 2pm and 4pm on Sun 10 Sept. Participants can again freestyle over Denise Brown’s amazing hobby horse jumps to be in the running for great prizes.

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Winners are Grinners

Congratulations to Rosie who won our Habits of Horses Open Day competition and scored a weekend getaway in Mundaring. It was lovely to meet Rosie and her sister and take them on an exhibition tour. Thanks for coming along and we hope you enjoyed the Open Day!

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We’ve partnered with Up The Hill B&B to give one lucky follower a destination experience in Mundaring. Win a night’s accommodation and come to our Habits of Horses Open Day in Mundaring on 20 August 2017!

This incredible prize package includes: beautiful accommodation for two people, a trail walk, cooked breakfast and coffee at A Patch of Country and 10% discount at their gift shop. The lucky winners are then invited to spend the day enjoying the art and free community events at the Habits of Horses Open Day, run by the Mundaring Arts Centre. 

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Giddy Up

Training for the Great Hobby Horse event to be held on the Habits of Horses Open Day Saturday 20 August at the Mundaring Sculpture Park is well underway! Check out these amazing moves and equally impressive jumps crafted by local artist Denise Brown!

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The Story Horse - Call for Submissions

The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre will be participating in Habits of Horses with a large story and poetry display at the Centre featuring horse-themed works from members - fiction and non-fiction - in the shape of a horse.

The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is calling for submissions for the community stories project. 

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Horse Drawn - Ross Potter Artist in Residence March to April 2017

Artist Ross Potter recently completed a six week residency at Midland Junction Arts Centre where he created a remarkable life-size drawing exploring proportion and rendering techniques to capture the texture and feel of horses. Whilst creating his stunning portrait of ‘Thunder’ Ross also ran a series of community workshops

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Not Just Horsing Around...

Getting down to business today as we kicked off our next community project 'Habits of Horses'. It was fantastic to have so many passionate community groups represented at the meeting sharing all things horses. Watch this space as we unveil an exciting program of horse art, stories, exhibitions, talks events and more!

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