This was meant to be the last great brumby muster, a scene straight from The Man From Snowy River. The idea, easily promoted but hard to pull off, was to rescue the Bogongs mob by mustering and moving them to private property before the helicopters and rifles moved in. The cull was planned for this week, before it was postponed by eleventh-hour court action. The shooting will probably go ahead in winter when conditions might discourage protesters. The fact the proposed rescue bid struck bad weather this time makes that more likely, as it will get harder to muster enthusiasm to muster brumbies in freezing conditions.