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Australian Stock Horse Red Bay Coat (left view)
Red Bay Coat (left view)
Australian Stock Horse Ivory Champagne Dun Coat (normal view)
Ivory Champagne Dun Coat (normal view)

Australian Stock Horse Flaxen Muddy Dun Coat (front view)
Flaxen Muddy Dun Coat (front view)
Australian Stock Horse Buckskin Coat (right view)
Buckskin Coat (right view)

The Australian Stock Horse (also known as 'ASH') is an Australian sport horse breed, which was created from the heavier Waler breed, to serve as a stock horse and a sport horse.

A new 'all-rounder':
The Waler (see 'Waler') was a popular breed in Australia until the 1960s, when mechanization rendered it obsolete, leading farmers to release their Waler horses to roam freely on their properties.

Starting from the beginning of the 1970s, there was a growing demand for horses suitable for sports and leisure riding. Therefore, Australian breeders decided to use the heavy Waler in order to establish an authentic and athletic Australian breed that will be an 'all-rounder', meaning will be able to perform decently in various disciplines.

Starting with selective breeding of Waler horses, and continuing with the introduction of Thoroughbred, Arabian, Quarter Horse, and sport warmblood bloodlines, the Australian Stock Horse was created.

A versatile horse:
As the name of this breed suggests, the Australian Stock Horse is, first and foremost, a stock horse capable of working cattle, including in the challenging field of campdrafting. This, thanks to two vital traits it inherited from its Quarter ancestors: muscular conformation, especially of the hindquarters, and cow-sense, meaning the ability to 'read' the behavior of a cow and predict its movements (see the 'American Quarter Horse' for more info).

Furthermore, the Australian Stock Horse also inherited the lighter conformation of its Thoroughbred and sport warmblood ancestors. This enables the Australian Stock Horse to perform well in various athletic disciplines, among them are dressage and show-jumping.

Today, the Australian Stock Horse is common in Australia, where it is regarded as the ultimate all-rounder, used as both a stock and sport breed in a large variety of disciplines, especially in the fields of campdrafting, dressage, polo, and eventing.

Conformation:
Because of their name, Australian Stock Horses are sometimes believed to have a stocky body from head to tail, similar to some lines of Quarter Horses. While this is true for most of their body, this is untrue when it comes to their neck which is visibly slender.

Australian Stock Horses have a wide head, a slender neck which is medium-to-long in length, prominent withers, a back of medium-length, muscular hindquarters and shoulders, and slender legs although they are not too slender to support their body.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Australian Stock Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.7-17.4, 16.6 (0.3), 0.07.
Sprint: 60-72, 66 (3), 0.55.

Accel: 1.03-1.21, 1.11 (0.03), 0.01.
Decel: 0.98-1.12, 1.05 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 5.31-5.57, 5.42 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 2.04-2.75, 2.38 (0.17), 0.03.

Turning: 57.32-70.25, 63.29 (2.71), 0.53.
Reverse: 2.6-3.3, 3.0 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 47.02-52.49, 49.92 (1.31), 0.26.
Reaction: 0.76-0.82, 0.82 (0.03), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, grey, dun, cream-dilutes, silver-dapple, champagne.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, rabicano, roan, frame-overo, splashed-white, white-spotted [termed as 'sabino'], tobiano, all rare patterns.

Breeding notes: pinto Australian Stock Horses will be heavily penalized if the white areas exceed 70% of their body.

Height: 14hh to 16hh.
Australian Stock Horse Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Australian Stock Horse Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Australian Stock Horse Black Coat
Black Coat
Australian Stock Horse Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Golden Bay Coat
Linebacked Golden Bay Coat
Australian Stock Horse Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Australian Stock Horse Bright Mahogany Bay Coat
Bright Mahogany Bay Coat
Australian Stock Horse Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Australian Stock Horse Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Australian Stock Horse Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
Australian Stock Horse Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
Australian Stock Horse Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
Australian Stock Horse Smoky Brown Coat
Smoky Brown Coat
Australian Stock Horse Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Australian Stock Horse Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Buckskin Coat
Sooty Buckskin Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Linebacked Brown Buckskin Coat
Sooty Linebacked Brown Buckskin Coat
Australian Stock Horse Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Copper Palomino Coat
Sooty Copper Palomino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Flaxen Bright Palomino Coat
Flaxen Bright Palomino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Blonde Palomino Coat
Blonde Palomino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Smoky Cream Coat
Linebacked Smoky Cream Coat
Australian Stock Horse Perlino Sabino Coat
Perlino Sabino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
Australian Stock Horse Ebony Blue Silver Coat
Ebony Blue Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Linebacked Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Brown Buckskin Silver Coat
Brown Buckskin Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Mahogany Bay Silver Coat
Red Mahogany Bay Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Golden Bay Silver Coat
Golden Bay Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
Australian Stock Horse Slate Grulla Coat
Slate Grulla Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Sooty Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Australian Stock Horse Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
Australian Stock Horse Flaxen Muddy Dun Coat
Flaxen Muddy Dun Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dunskin Coat
Dunskin Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dunalino Coat
Dunalino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Pale Yellow Silver Coat
Linebacked Pale Yellow Silver Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dun Roan Coat
Dun Roan Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Roan Coat
Red Roan Coat
Australian Stock Horse Red Dun Sabino Coat
Red Dun Sabino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Dunalino Sabino Coat
Dunalino Sabino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Perlino Dun Sabino Coat
Perlino Dun Sabino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Buckskin Sabino Coat
Linebacked Buckskin Sabino Coat
Australian Stock Horse Black Tobiano Coat
Black Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Smoky Black Tobiano Coat
Sooty Smoky Black Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Red Wild Bay Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Red Wild Bay Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Grulla Silver Tobiano Coat
Grulla Silver Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Pale Yellow Silver Tobiano Coat
Pale Yellow Silver Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Seal Brown Roan Tobiano Coat
Seal Brown Roan Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sepia Brown Tobiano Coat
Sepia Brown Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Sooty Blonde Palomino Tobiano Coat
Sooty Blonde Palomino Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Red Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Red Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Blonde Palomino Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Blonde Palomino Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Smoky Brown Tobiano Coat
Smoky Brown Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Amber Champagne Coat
Linebacked Amber Champagne Coat
Australian Stock Horse Cream Amber Champagne Coat
Cream Amber Champagne Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat
Australian Stock Horse Linebacked Cream Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Cream Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat


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