Haflinger

Dreamy mane, super comfortable to sit on and equipped with a high level of surefootedness, Haflinger horses are among the most popular horse breeds. Whether in front of the carriage, in dressage and show jumping competitions, at the western show and even in endurance sport - the compact pony puts its foot down and is an extremely versatile all-rounder!

Optical appearance of small powerhouses

You do not know the appearance of a Haflinger?


Sure you do! These foxes with flowing, blond long hair are certainly familiar to you. And indeed, these wonderful horses only exist in exactly this colour. Namely: F u c h s ! The sorrel proportions vary somewhat. From the lightest light chestnut with an almost white mane to the golden chestnut and the much darker cabbage chestnut, everything is allowed. Only spiky hairs and spots are not welcome.


This pony is a great climate resister. Despite cold temperatures, he puts on a particularly thick protective winter coat. Thus, he cannot deny his alpine origin. With sufficient care, the Haflinger from Tyrol is a feast for the eyes even in winter.
Typical of the breed are head markings such as the flake or a continuous blaze. These give the Haflinger an individual, very appealing face. So not every chestnut is just a chestnut!
The ponies, which stand between 1.37 - 1.49 cm in height, have a chic, noble head with large expressive eyes. Small ears and a wide nostril complete the whole.

Bavarian horses in elegant blond have a well-muscled neck, a shapely, muscular back and strong hindquarters. There is often talk of the "Alpine Quarter". This pony can certainly afford this nickname! It is not uncommon for the Haflinger to simply outshine other horse breeds. Strong horses is all we can say!

Legs with a good range of the spine as well as dry joints provide a good basis. Firm, hard hooves are also part of this impeccable conformation.
Strong horses - you can also see this in their movements. Very ground covering gaits are a characteristic of the ponies. Once again, their sure-footedness and elasticity, which the "little ones" bring with them, are worth mentioning!
Important: Haflingers belong to the easy-feeding horse breeds. This means that proper nutrition should be ensured! In the worst case, laminitis, EMS or other serious diseases can occur.

Character


The pony is tough, undemanding and has strong nerves. The character is friendly and willing to work. Unfortunately, the Haflinger is often said to be stubborn and pigheaded. From this it can be seen that the temperament and the willpower of the Arabian are part of his breeding. But negative characteristics are ultimately due to a lack of training and not to the influence of genes! From the ground up, a Haflinger foal is like any young horse. Curious and open-minded. With a species-appropriate upbringing, proper training and lots of love, every Hafi will become a committed partner!

Origin


Haflinger horses have their origin in South Tyrol. There, due to the demanding terrain and the changing altitudes, robust, undemanding horses were needed. Places like Hafling are located in exactly this landscape and this village was probably also the origin of the breed's name. Haflinger Tyrol - they simply belong together. It is impossible to imagine the lush alpine meadows without the pretty pony.

Breeding


The main breeding areas are in Italy (where the Haflinger is also called Avelengneser), Austria and Germany. Good breeders attach importance to a noble head, expression and a stable foundation. At the Bavarian Foal Auction, healthy Haflinger foals with solid pedigrees from reputable breeders are sold at a fair price. These offspring are Bavaria's first-class horses and are in no way inferior to their proud stallion sires.
There is a purebred Haflinger and for some years now also the so-called noble blood Haflinger (Haflinger with more than 1.56 % Arabian blood). Both horse breeds have their own stud book!