The Feral horse or brumby breed was introduced to N.S.W in 1788 and came from Europe. It was introduced as a farm animal to be ridden and raced. It’s scientific name is Equus Caballu. It is thought that the name Brumby for Australian feral horses is thought to have been derived from a James Brumby who arrived on the Britania in 1791. James Brumby, born in Scotton Lincolnshire, was a soldier with the New South Wales Corps, he was also a farrier and it is thought that he was responsible for some horses in the early Australian Colony.