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post #1 of 34 Old 02-02-2007, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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halflingers

hi everyone,

Does anyone own a haflinger?
Would like to find out what they are like from someone who owns or ride them alot
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post #2 of 34 Old 02-04-2007, 01:29 PM
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I don't own one but I've read about them. I read that they are sturdy ponies and can easily carry an adult. I read that they're really good-tempered too and are good with children. But of course, there are good ones and bad ones in every breed. They're distinguished for their dark palomino/sorrel-with-flaxen-mane-and-tail (I think the latter is more appropriate, myself) colouring. :) And that's all I know about them, sorry.
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post #3 of 34 Old 02-28-2007, 06:01 PM
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I am 18 and own my own Haflinger. Her name is Quebeth, but we call her Foxfire. Quebeth just didn't fit. I got her two years ago for christmas and from the moment we met we have been bonded. She is my constant companion and my best friend. I don't know who I'd be without her. We have been to local schooling shows an have won a 6th, two 2nds, and one 1st. If there is anything else you want to know feel free to reply to this or e-Mail me at Que_beth@yahoo.com
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post #4 of 34 Old 03-21-2007, 04:38 PM
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My mom has a halflinger and loves it. She uses it for buggy mostly. She had me put 30 days on it under saddle and its going to make a fine saddle horse as well.
They are great horses. Very tough and easy to be around. I love their heads and they can really get out and walk.

Couple down sides-- When they lope the can rattle your teeth out, very bumpy! Also they have poor withers. Another thing is they can be very hard on fences.
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post #5 of 34 Old 03-21-2007, 08:31 PM
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My mom has a halflinger and loves it. She uses it for buggy mostly. She had me put 30 days on it under saddle and its going to make a fine saddle horse as well.
They are great horses. Very tough and easy to be around. I love their heads and they can really get out and walk.

Couple down sides-- When they lope the can rattle your teeth out, very bumpy! Also they have poor withers. Another thing is they can be very hard on fences.
I totally disagree with your last comment. Foxfire has wonderful gates, and so do the 4 other Haffies that I know. My haffie, has gaits to die for, especially her trot. Her canter although short strided compared to other horses I've ridden is a dream. One of the smoothest I've had the chance to experience.

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post #6 of 34 Old 03-21-2007, 09:25 PM
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My experience with halflingers is limited but I have ridden several, all of which had rough upper gates; as many pony type breeds do.

I watched a video of an Amish horse show where they were mostly using halflingers. Some of those horses appeared to have nice smooth gates so I know that all halflingers are not rough. Also how rough a gate is on a horse is a pretty subjective thing, what's rough for me might not be rough for you.

I would not let the rough gate keep me from having this breed, I think they are super horses. An added bonus is that they are easy keepers.
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post #7 of 34 Old 03-22-2007, 01:14 PM
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hey I have a haflinger, I have been so lucky to find my perfect

Horse through a dealer. I don't know what I would without her she is

Called sasha and is 14.2. Sasha was alot of money but she is worth

Her weight in gold, but I do know some mad haflingers lol here is

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post #8 of 34 Old 03-22-2007, 01:17 PM
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opppz I messed up that picture link lol x x x


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post #9 of 34 Old 03-23-2007, 03:09 AM
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horseoftheyear, your haffy is gorgeous! I have never ridden one (too tall) but they are such beautiful breed and I am in love with them.
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post #10 of 34 Old 05-10-2007, 12:58 PM
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I have a 6 year old haflinger mare.I love her to death!She does most anything I ask her to.And has a very smooth canter(except right lead,but we're working on that)and trot.I have the older style breed though.short and stocky.But she loves to learn and she's very curious.I say a great breed all around.:P

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