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    04-18-2010, 06:51 PM
I don't usually post but will share with you what I have learned having a haffie myself. First I have to share a website haflingerhorses.com where you can get alot of info about the breed and also find info for a yahoo friends where you can get info from other haffie owners. Haflingers are usually very food motivated. They love to eat and are easy keepers so keeping a eye on their weight is important. With haffies it is especially important to be consistent. They are usually very curious and don't spook easily. They are also quick learners which is good when it is something you want them to learn not so good if its not. They are very strong so leading them and not them leading you is something you want to establish quickly. He is young so groundwork is a good place to start. You will find them in every discipline from dressage to driving. How wonderful that he came to you. Have fun with him.
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    04-18-2010, 06:58 PM
Green Broke
I saw this horse on the Camelot site when he came from the auction. So glad you got him!
    04-19-2010, 09:34 PM
Thank you all so much for your responses. I have quickly come to realize just what little pigs Haffies are. Jude is no longer allowed to have treats by hand, he just gets too lippy and even nips at times. Which is too bad, but I don't want to start us all off on the wrong foot already.

He will be starting training next month, basic ground work to see just how far he has gotten. He does have some manners, so at least we aren't starting from scratch.

Thank you all again!
    04-20-2010, 07:54 AM
Green Broke
I don't have much advice either, I did want to say that he sure is a cutie! Sounds like he has a very sweet temperament which seems to be typical for the breed. Its also great that you were able to save him from the kill pen, he is a very lucky horse!
    04-29-2010, 04:37 PM
We have a therapy pony at my farm named Shortey...and he is a Haflinger! He really knows how to work his way into children's hearts. He is such a doll. You can see him on my horse page. Also, with the food aggression with the mare, is it towards people, other horses, or both?
    05-01-2010, 01:21 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by momoncoffee    
Prior to that picture, he had found the mud hole and run through it, so he was covered. Not typical for horses, I know, but I can't keep him out of mud.
Maybe not typical for a horse - but very typical for a haflinger. Both of mine love the mud - especially if I get any inclination to go riding. As soon as I think about it - they find mud to roll in. LOL.

I hope you enjoy Jude! Off the top of my head I don't have any suggestions that haven't already been given. Just be aware - haflingers are extremely smart and they learn fast and sometimes its not always what you want them to learn. Just keep your work with him consistent and don't let him get away with things that you don't want to become a habit because they figure if they can get away with it once - they will be able to get away with it again and again.

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