I work at a therapeutic riding center where 4 of our 10 horses are Haflingers. Obviously, our 4 are picked for calmness, sanity, trustworthiness, etc. All in all, I've found them to be sweet, dependable horses, although all of our 4 have an impish side. 2 of ours are pretty good with their dressage training and a couple have done a little jumping in the past. In my experience, they'll test you, but are always willing to try. Ours definitely have some pony attitude!
And pictures, because they're cute
Pumpkin, our little spitfire/lima bean on legs. This pony has some attitude! IMG_0353.jpg
Odin, tried and true, food obsessed, in your face kinda guy IMG_0354.jpg
Nate (aka Noodle)- he's a total goofball, super playful. He wasn't trained under saddle until he came to us at 7 years old and he's picked everything up so fast. He's great in our therapy program and in his dressage training. 2012-01-13 12.55.27.jpg
Barney is our newest addition... learning how to respect leaders on the ground and learning that not everything is for chewing on/playing with 472281_408766005855561_62195929_o.jpg