Waler Horse Society of Australia

The Waler, the Australian War Horse, legendary for their feats of endurance and courage in the desert campaigns and later in France with the Australian Light Horse has gone on to forge their place in the modern-day Australian competition and pleasure equine scene.

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WHSA Horses across the Country – ANZAC Day

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Walers around the country

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Only one came back


Just one horse out of approximately 130,000 sent away to the First World War returned to Australia. According to Professor Ernest Scott, author of the volume of the official history dealing with the Australian home front, the sole exception was said to have been “the charger of General Bridges”, a horse known as Sandy.

Follow the link to find out more about Sandy.

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