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.
On behalf of the Waler Horse Society of Australia (Inc.), I am writing to convey the deepest and sincerest sympathy and condolences from our Society and its members on the passing of our esteemed monarch Queen Elizabeth II; and to express our loyalty and support to King Charles III on his accession to the throne.
The Waler Horse Society of Australia has had an important association with HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and we look forward to continuing our links with the Royal Household.
Captain Barrie M Newman, RFD, ED. Patron.
WHSA Horses across the Country – ANZAC Day
Walers around the country
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.