Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hertfordshire - UK
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Breeding Haflinger X mare back to a haffy stallion. Opinions?
Ok so I have a wonderful and talented Haflinger X mare who I love dearly but who has had an accident and is pretty much going to be retired now.
I've been toying with the idea of putting her in foal for a few years now so it would now seem to be the ideal time.
Her Dam was a Welsh X Arab and her sire a purebred haffy. I've heard a lot of negativity about part bread haflingers, however she is a really wonderful all rounder, good conformation and has a lovely temperament.
So here's the question. Do I look for a Haflinger stallion, or not??
I do love the breed and rode one as a kid, gorgeous pony! Plus my mare's a flaxen chestnut and I definitely have a soft spot for that colour...
Also any stallion suggestions would be much appreciated (I'm in the UK). As she's part bred registration is not an issue; but I would be after the lighter, more 'leggy' riding type as opposed to the slightly chunkier version.
And yeah, I am new here, so feel free to yell at me if I'm in the wrong place ;)