Welcome to the new and improved breeds section, have a look around and meet a breed or two.

Waler Horse

Country of Origin: Australia

Waler Horse

Image from Topdog1


Not an officially recognized breed, the Waler Horse is a definite type that has made themselves renowned worldwide for their hardy nature. The name Waler was coined in India in 1846 referring to the horses of New South Wales.


There are some that believe the pureblooded Waler Horses are actually extinct & that their living ancestors are the Australian Stock Horse and possibly some of the feral Brumbies. However whether through natural selection or the intervention of man, neither of these breeds resemble the Waler physically.

The first horses were taken to Australia around 300 years ago by European settlers who named their new home New South Wales. Eventually their animals became known as Walers. Their bloodlines were influenced by a variety of breeds over time including Arabian, Thoroughbred, Anglo-Arabian, Timor ponies, Clydesdale, Percheron, Suffolk Punch & Cleveland Bay. Survival in harsh Australian conditions and the periodic infusion of exotic, outside blood created a definite type, essentially all animals locally bred in Australia with obvious signs of good blood were considered Walers.

Today there are only a handful of the old Waler breed left, usually in the hands of private enthusiasts or in remote outposts.


Average height 15.2 – 16 hands


There is a wide variety of confirmations, some heavier displaying draft influence & others lighter with more desert horse characteristics.

Traditional Colors

All colors


Loyal & true
Intelligent & willing

Waler Horse


Riding horse

Waler Horse Products

Helpful Links

* all links open in a new window
Waler Horse Society of Australia
Waler Horse Owners & Breeders Association
Rare Breeds Trust of Australia
Australian Stock Horse Society

Where to Buy

Redgun Walers
Circle M Walers
Treasure’s Walers

Waler Horse Studs

Talara Waler Horse Stud
Yarramalong Waler Stud
Emu Gully Heritage Stockhorse Waler Stud


Do you have images or know more about the Waler Horse breed? I’d love help completing this page, please contact me to get involved.

Country of Origin: Australia | Colors:
Don't forget to subscribe now to get the latest. It's Free.
© 2010 The Equinest