YARRAMALONG WALERS STUD

A place where horses are treated with love and respect.

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Horse Sactuary

This place is a horse sanctuary which allows the horses to lead a very happy life.

Rescuse

We also help rescue horses rehabilitate them back to health, to ensure a happy horse.

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Advocacy

We want to ensure that these horse are leading a life of health and we can help be their voice. 

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Our Volunteers

 I always want to be sure that these horses get the right home where they are loved and not abused.

 

Davida P. Bucher

Horses are majestic and we need to treat like it. I want to make sure that these animals have the right place which they can call home.

Leone M. Pyburn

There are many time that people believe that they can keep with them in healthy conditions but that is not the case as most of times people forget that horses require large strips of land to have a healthy life.

Randell J. Nesbit

Testimonial

When I visited Yarramalong, I was impressed with the happy horses who look healthy.
They have a very clean barn where these horse gallop all day long.

Norma S. Lei

Latest News

5 of the Best Attractions in the Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are famous for their boutique resorts, beach-side campsites and luxury eco-lodges. This tropical paradise contains more than seventy islands and many more resorts, and there is more to do here than ever, since there are so many new constructions. This leaves many people wondering what they can and should do when visiting. Here are the 5 best attractions in the Whitsunday Islands.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage site and is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. It counts more than 1600 species of fish and is also home to sharks, dolphins, rays and whales. Many people come here just to admire the rich sea life. It is also the only living structure visible from space.

The Reef surrounds the Whitsunday Islands and creates ideal conditions for water sports and swimming. The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. This is a wonderful time to hit Airlie Beach and any other beach in the Whitsunday Islands.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven has been called one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. It is seven kilometers long and one of the most accessible beaches in the area. The beach is on the largest island in the Whitsunday resorts Island and is a popular stop for day trippers. There are also numerous walking trails that lead from the beach to various landmarks. For example, many head up to Tongue Point to get a better view. Boats can anchor in Tongue Bay, and camping is allowed at the southern end of the beach.

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is typically the first stop in the Whitsunday Islands for visitors because it is home to the only commercial airport in the islands. Yet you can reach the island by ferry from the mainland, too. This is why there are numerous luxury resorts in its vicinity.

There are also family-friendly apartments and yacht clubs. You can go swimming, play tennis, hit the beach or play water sports. Because this island sees so many tourists, it has the most restaurants, hotels and other amenities. For example, you can rent golf buggies to explore the island or book sailboats. There is a wildlife park open to the public, and you can play mini golf or ride go karts.

Long Island

Long Island is one of the least developed islands in the chain, and that’s one of the reasons it is worth visiting. Most of the island is a pristine national park, and there are reefs just 150 meters offshore. The island itself has thirteen kilometers of walking trails through brushland, while multiple secluded cloves are perfect for anchoring your boat. Better yet, this slice of paradise is only twenty minutes by ferry from Shute Harbor, a port facility near Airlie Beach on Hamilton Island. This island is also home to two boutique resorts, one of which was the first solar powered resort in the islands.

Hook Island

Hook Island is rugged and rocky. It is covered by rainforests and laced with walking trails, some reaching aboriginal cave shelters and tropical waterfalls. However, people come here for the snorkeling and scuba diving, which is why many tour boats stop here. Nara Inlet is a popular stop for local yachts, and this is only partially due to the rock art left by the Ngaro Aboriginal people. There are a few beachside campsites as well.

It could take months to explore all of the islands in the Whitsunday Island chain. However, make sure that you mark these down for your next visit, and enjoy the best the islands have to offer.

Some Facts You Didn’t Know About Waler Horse

The waler horse is a breed of horse that has been known to originate from the land down under, the beautifully amazing Australia. After it was discovered, it was recognized as a breed in the 1850s. They also tend to be between 15 and 16 hands and therefore are often called ‘walers’. They have also been believed to have a bit of thoroughbred, Timor pony, cape and Arab horse in them, mixed in there. Therefore, the breed is indeed very diverse and has been known to be used in a lot of different kind of disciplines.

Here are some interesting facts about waler horses that you may be interested in.

  • Only 1 waler horse came back from the war. For the first-ever world war, 14,000 horses were indeed sent to be used in the war overseas because they are indeed a tough and hardy breed. Just one horse returned back to the country of Australia after the war. That horse was indeed called Sandy and was returned to services of Major General Sir William Bridges. Sandy was then, later on, put down because of medical issues and also because of old age.
  • The breeding associations were not established until the year 1986. There were concerns about the population of the breed, and there was circulation of the fact that these horses were not being preserved. There are also a lot of breeders in Australia even today, and they are also recognized to help and even preserve the origins of the breed.
  • The story behind why the horse is named waler horse is that it originates from New South Wales. And so they are called waler horses and are called that even to this day.
  • Almost 10,000 of these were culled in the year 2013. There was also a lot of controversy when so many of them were culled. People were arguing that shooting these horses will not actually solve any issues with the rising numbers of these horses. The motive of the culling was to reduce the population of these horses. It is, indeed a horrible thing to do.
  • These horses were so popular and are actually still popular because of their brawn and the fact that they are so strong and can do a lot of chores even when they are tired. They must actually be treated well and not slaughtered. Instead of slaughtering, they should have made sure that these horses were sold off or at least donated to nearby farms where they can graze and be free for the rest of their lives. We should be trying to save animals and not doing the opposite.

 

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2598 Mayo Street,
Lexington, KY 40507

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