We have just had a new arrival on the yard - a 14,2 four year old Haflinger mare and she is beautiful!
I must admit I have never been a big fan of haflingers (thought of them more as happy hackers) however I looked them up on the net and I was amazed at at what they can do! Show jumping - dressage - x country etc!
Who can tell me more?
I think I may have fallen in love!
Three Haffies i rode were useless at jumping. They were very thick set and struggled to get off the ground in fashion
However there are many Haffies who can jump and do many things, they are quite a versitile breed, although maybe not cut out for BSJA discovery classes
They're quite willful, stubborn and strong. However they are great weight carriers and a very faithful breed who will do a lot for their rider, throwing in bags of cheek along the way
Not always suitable for a weak rider as they can take the advantage major. However, many horses can be like this and it depends on their training and individual temperements.
Theyre great hacking horses and love doing treks out, very good for the mountain riding too.
Just a few more months and we will be fine RIP Rocky x 92 - 27/06/06 x Your hoofbeats have become the very rhythm of my heart
i was never much of a fan of Haffys either but after meeting a few, including Janes stan, i quite like them, i love ponies and get quite sad that i cant ride many but i reckon i could ride a haffy they are soo chunky
Ali I have a finer haflinger and she is very talented, she can jump and loves cross country only little jumps though you understand, she could do about 75cm presently but hasnt been trained for anything higher ! she is very good to school and is coming along nicely, but hey can be very cheeky and wilful so not for the faint hearted, I have had my girl 3 years and would not swop her for the world! Cant post a photo at the mo but yo can find her on youtube if your are interested ! HMM X
I showed and put a lot of training on a Haflinger this summer, they're super horses! We didn't do any massive jumping, but we won/placed in a lot of big (20+ horse) pleasure hunter classes, and with a different rider he'd almost always win High Percent for dressage. Funny cheeky little things, I love 'em.
Did you look up at the stars and feel something for the constellations?
I had a Haffy on trial before I bought my Welsh cob. He was an absolutely beautiful lad called Archie (he went on to win at Windsor) but he just wasn't ''the one'' for me. I would definitely consider one or the future though!
This was he:
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Reason: wrote 'we' instead of 'he'!