The database has been developed to provide a listing of Foundation Waler horses and their offspring in order to ensure the continued development and maintenance of the breed based on the old Waler bloodlines. Much of the information regarding the foundation horses is held in the memories of those involved in re-establishing the breed and the data base is a shift from collective memory to public record.
The purpose of the database is twofold. Given that there is currently no publically available record of known Walers and the breed is identified as critically endangered, this site is attempting a comprehensive list of all known Walers since efforts to save the breed started in the 1980s. As many of these horses were not registered with either association, their details would otherwise be lost.
Secondly it enables those who own, or who are interested in purchasing, a Waler to trace the breeding of their horse back to Foundation bloodlines.
The database is not a studbook, nor is it a breed register. Studbooks and registration are the province of the two breed associations.
The properties from which Foundation horses were sourced is the starting point. There are currently several properties recognized for inclusion on the database. These include Newhaven, Mount Riddock, The Garden, Loves Creek, Ringwood Station, Mabel Creek, Jinka, Wilpena Pound, Hermansburg, Cordillo Downs, Gogo, Mount Weld, Yambah and Lyndavale.
A brief description of each property is given followed by a listing of horses from that property. Where there are gaps in the information on a horse, assistance in completing the record is requested. If there are additions to be made to the database, in line with the purpose detailed above, these too are welcome. Information, including photographs if these are available, should be submitted using the form on the contact section of the website.