He was a wonderful horse Cliff. He was from a line of very famous Australian horses. He was a Whaler. These were the main breed that went to Gallipoli in the First World War. They were originally bred from Light Draught Horse, Thoroughbred and Arab, and were bred in the early days of Australia for their endurance and agility and temperament. The name Whaler came from the fact that they were bred in New South Wales. They were used by the Stockmen for Boundary Riding, Sheep and Cattle mustering and could go all day and longer. Often being the only companion the Stockmen had for weeks and months at a time.
My beautiful Fella lived to be in his middle 40's and was still being ridden well into his 30's. He taught so many kids how to ride. He was such a gentle soul.
Last edited by Kate C; 06-01-2012 at 06:12 PM.