Australian Stock Horses
Home | Press Room | Join Email List | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | Sign InLivestock Of the World
Livestock
Breeds Of
Livestock Home
Alpacas
Alpacas
Bison
Bison
Cattle
Cattle
Chickens
Chickens
Dogs
Dogs
Donkeys
Donkey
Emus
Emus
Goats
Goats
Horses
Horses
Llamas
Llamas
Pigs
Pigs
Rabbits
Rabbits
Emus
Sheep
Turkeys
Turkeys
Yaks
Yaks
Yaks For Sale
Learn About

Horses
   About Horses
Horses for Sale At:
   Livestock Of America
   Livestock Of Canada




Sponsors


Ranch Website

About Australian Stock HorsesAbout Australian Stock Horses

Photo supplied by the Australian Stock Horse Society Ltd - NSW ©


The Ancestors of the Australian Stock Horse were imported in small numbers at the end of the 18th century from South Africa and are believed to be of Arabian and Barb descent. Eventually more horses where imported from England; mainly Thoroughbred and Arabian horses that were tough enough for the rough Australian conditions.

Thoroughbreds became very popular at the beginning of the 19th century for horse racing. The horses that developed had a good temperament, were tough and reliable, and able to work under saddle and in harness. They were used to clear timber, plough the land and herd sheep and cattle. These horses were known as Walers (named after New South Wales). Walers were sought after by the cavalry due to their courage, soundness, and stamina.

In 1971 the term Stock Horse was introduced. The modern day Stock Horse is a descendant of the Waler. It is believed that they were also influenced by Quarter Horses, Clydesdales, Suffolk Punch, and various pony breeds which were all imported into Australia.

Source: Horse Directory Australia

Horses for Sale

View Horses for Sale At

www.livestockofamerica.com/Horses/


www.livestockofCanada.com/Horses/
Livestock Of The World