Waler gelding Tommy
Horse Name
Tommy
Also known as
Ed
Gender
Gelding
Capture Location
Todd River Downs
Capture Year
2019
Birth Year
Sire
Dam
Colour
Bay
Markings
Socks NSF, OSH
Type
Light
Height (hh)
14
Parentage DNA
Yes
Breed Ancestry
Yes
Registration
WHSA
Deceased
Yes
Additional Notes
AWHDB ID
AWHDB0328

Tommy

Tommy was captured on Todd River Downs in June 2019. He went to his new home in Victoria but was relocated in 2021 as he was overwhelmed by his early handling and deemed dangerous. He is settling in well and loves a pat and a chat, just taking life quietly with his paddock pal Enoch.

Tommy is an old-fashioned name that was very often given to horses back in the day.

Tommy was captured on Todd River Downs in 2019 as a result of extensive research into the likely presence of old-boodlines breeding true to this day in the isolated and harsh country but being removed as feral animals so facing extinction in this area. Wonderful old-bloodlines and colour diversity represented, some medium horses were seen but mostly light and a handful of the rare pony type.

Read more about this project here.

Getting to know Tommy 2021

Additional content related to Tommy

Stories and history:
OBW Tommy
Welbourn Hill Station
Photographing Walers: a Hobby
Charles (Hellbent) Kenyon
Enoch
Old-fashioned Names for Old-fashioned Horses
Known Historical Waler Names from WW1
Todd River Downs Photo Record
Old Bloodline Walers