PERHAPS born a century too late, Mason Tait is a cowboy through and through.
Standing at well over six foot tall, with a cap and sunglasses on, he may not look like your typical bow legged John Wayne, but don’t let that fool you.
This young man has ridden with the best of them, competed at rodeos, caught brumbies and rescued horses from the knackery.
He has ridden them, shod them and cared for them – because for this 21-year-old, it is all about the horses.
Coming from a family of horse lovers, Mason’s first foray into horsemanship professionally was back as a young teenager, working as a general hand for trainer Gerald Egan.
“I was just out of school and I had lots of different options – but I had always loved working with the horses and wanted to learn more about them, and the Mansfield Secondary College got me onto Gerald.”