Australian Stock Horse

About the Breed

The Australian Stock Horse, was originally bred to be well-suited for Australian climate conditions. They are hardy horses, known for their endurance and agility. Breeding practices highlighted horses with high stamina and strength, making them an ideal working horse.

Their bloodlines come from the first horses brought to Australia. There are traces of Thoroughbred, Cape of Good Hope Horse, Arabian, Timor Pony, American Quarter Horse, and Welsh Mountain Pony in their genes.

The Australian Stock Horse Society (ASHS) was formed in June 1971, marking the Australian Stock Horse an officially recognized breed. Today there are nearly 200,000 horses registered with the ASHS.

Quick Facts

Height: 14 to 16.2 hands

Weight: 1200 pounds

Coat Colors: All colors.

Markings: Any white markings.

Conformation: Finely cut head, with broad forehead. The withers should be well defined. Well-muscled but not bulky, deep chest, well-sprung ribs, strong and broad back, and powerful hindquarters.

Common Uses: Agricultural work

Temperament: Calm, responsive

Place of Origin: Australia

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