Some Waler History

The name Waler is derived from New South Waler – meaning a horse bred in NSW, as the colony was first referred to – where horses were shipped from on the eastern seaboard, NSW then including Qld. It was coined as a term for horses sent overseas for remounts for the British armies in China and India, and for Indian regiments. Rajahs as well as the English in India bought Waler ponies for polo. We were sending horses away by the 1840’s – it quickly became a major trade for Australia.

Waler History Articles

Fascinating horse trading history by Janet Lane.
Immerse yourself in the riches of our horse trade to Japan, the Dutch East Indies, Siam, Abyssinia. Read about our early Horse Traders, and be ready to settle in for a fabulous insight into our early history.