Hello, I just joined! I'm curious about Haflingers. Here's the deal: I'm not a very confident rider, and honestly, riding tall horses freaks me out. My grandmother owns a Haflinger, and he seems like a horse I could just chill out on slightly lower to the ground. Except he's an idiot and my grandmother (who is not very confident, either; it kind of runs in the family) fell off him and fractured her leg. However,
she told me that Haflingers from different stallion lines can be saints. Unfortunately, Wikipedia failed to inform me which stallion lines (and I forgot to ask her), so do any of you know?
Because I'm incapable of making safe choices, I the nervous rider have decided to learn how to jump. (Technically, I've already jumped, but those were 2 cm. Crossrails on my Welsh when I was 10.) Maybe I'm wrong, but Haflingers seem like unlikely candidates for jumping, much less jumping with me. I expect I won't be able to jump more than two or maybe
three feet. So, could a Haflinger jump that high?
Also, I'm tall-or-maybe-short. I'm about 5'1, and I've been told that I'm tall and that I'm short. But in any case, I have pretty long legs and I only need to go a couple holes shorter than my mom's stirrup length. Would I outgrow a Haflinger, or would it work out fine? My questions, in a nutshell:
What are some quiet, calm stallion lines? How high can Haflingers jump? What size riders can Haflingers carry?