I am considering buying a 5 year old Haflinger. The person who owns her now has her on a dry lot with grass access a couple of hours a day. If I buy her, I do not have a dry lot. She would be on 10 acres with 3 other horses. Our pasture is not lush, but has adequate grass for all. She would be ridden about 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes. Is this enough to keep her weight in check or should I pass? Please do not suggest keeping her in a stall. I would rather have no horse, than one I had to keep stalled all the time. I cannot create a dry lot because I board and it is not my field.
This is my first experience with the Haflinger breed and hear that they can get fat off of air. I just want to make sure that I can provide a good home for her.
Any other advice on the breed would be appreciated also.