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    08-03-2009, 11:38 PM
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Foal
Haflingers

I am new to the board and have been lurking (before I registered) for a few days. My name is Megan and my parents own a beautiful 55 acer farm nestled in the foothills of western VA. I don't live there, because I'm married to a Navy Man. But we visit often and I wanted to share pictures of the new additions to our family, our Haflingers. We have 6 horses total and these 3 haflingers have brought a ton of new energy and personality to the farm. Just thought I'd share!




This is Lilly and Mack



And this is Achilles



And the herd, which includes Bill a Belgium/Quarter mix. Bill's driving parnter Barney passed away shortly before the haflingers joined the family. He didn't take to the group too well at first but now he's like the father/old wise man of the group.




And for good measure, another pic. Of Bill




All of our horses are barefooted pasture horses, on our 55acer family farm. These pictures were taken in April and as you can see they are all still a little fluffy from the winter, as we don't blanket unless the weather drops very low, so they get extreamly fluffy thick coats. The haflingers are still very green, just halter trained and are still shy but are learning fast. Soon they will be driving like their pasture pal Bill, but they will also be trained to be ridden as their true owners are the three little kids (mine) that roam the farm. Lol I didn't realize how dirty they were when we took the pictures, Their coats attract the dirt and mud when they are still so fluffy.
     
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    08-04-2009, 04:41 AM
  #2
Started
What beautiful photos! :)
     
    08-04-2009, 07:12 AM
  #3
Foal
Thanks!
     
    08-04-2009, 07:24 AM
  #4
Green Broke
HAFLINGERS! One of my favorite breeds. Such good pictures and happy looking horses!

Oh, and welcome to the forum! I hope you find all the horsey knowledge that you seek.
     
    08-04-2009, 09:05 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Aw, love these. They don't drive then yet?
     
    08-04-2009, 09:24 AM
  #6
Weanling
Were 2-3 of those horses in tn at one time?i thought I saw horses that looked exactly like yours there.but come to think of it,i can't really tel the diffrence between haflingers,they all look the same to me.
     
    08-04-2009, 10:34 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Your family farm is soo pretty!

And welcome to the forum!
     
    08-04-2009, 01:58 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks everyone!

No they arn't driving yet, Bill our belgium/quarter has driven for years, but the haflingers haven't started training to drive yet. We will be training them to drive single, double and three across. Training has been slow this summer because I haven't been out as much as I like and they've (my family) all been haying all summer so my mom hasn't gotten much training in either. They are only 1.5-2.5 years old. Achilles is the oldest, aproching 2.5 years old. We've had them for just under a year, they came to us barely even halter trained, and we've just taken it slow.

They haven't been to Tenn. At all.
     
    08-05-2009, 09:55 PM
  #9
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Green Broke
Beautiful horses! I love haflingers - they are my favorite breed. I have two haflinger geldings that keep me on my toes!
     
    08-16-2009, 08:42 PM
  #10
Foal
The family farm is beautiful. I bought a Haflinger mare a few years ago, she was in foal at the time and in really poor condition. I brought her around and she had a nice colt (now a gelding). She was a great driving mare and I started riding her too. She was a real spitfire and so is her son. I have since sold her to a lady that just loves her to pieces and I have now started to work with Tucker. He turned 3 this past spring so he is started under saddle now and is doing well. Haflingers are really smart, strong horses. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of yours. Bob is pretty neat looking too.
     

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