This section records horses where insufficient information exists but we strongly believe a horse originated from one of our named properties or an as yet unrecognised property or area, ideally supported by DNA breed ancestry testing which reveals the old breeds which were the foundation of our Waler horses.
Where we can, we record the area in which the horse was captured (or source of acquisition).
We are seeking your help to place these horses into existing known stations where possible, as most of the records so far have been gathered from early documentation of the first truckloads of horses rescued in the late 1980s. One load in particular originated from the Peterborough meatworks and many of those horses are so far not associated here with a station, or even with a name given to them at the time.
If we see our records building with wild-captured horses from a particular area, with supporting DNA ancestry results, we may in future allocate those horses to a new section with the region identified. We would seek to support this with any historical details we can find about the area and how those groupings of horses may have come to be associated with that region.
In order to do this, we need those who have these horses to get DNA breed ancestry testing done and send us the results (with supporting background information and photographs) so we can map out the bloodlines and thereby see any clusters building.