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.