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post #11 of 16 Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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Here is my haffy having her first go at XC (we do a bit of dressage too )
My Haflinger's first go at XC.

I would muzzle if on 10 acres. Many haflingers are over weight when people assume that they are just chunky and they can be prove to hoof issues (mine are barefoot, but getting her diet right in order to achieve this is challenging).
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-17-2013, 05:39 PM
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Like most have already said, I've found them to reuire some convincing that you're in charge, but once you build that raport, they'll do and go through anyhing. Very hardy and steadfast, not unlike my fjordX boy. ;)
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-17-2013, 05:43 PM
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Here is my haffy having her first go at XC (we do a bit of dressage too )
My Haflinger's first go at XC.

I would muzzle if on 10 acres. Many haflingers are over weight when people assume that they are just chunky and they can be prove to hoof issues (mine are barefoot, but getting her diet right in order to achieve this is challenging).
sorry - prone not prove.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-06-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that responded. Unfortunately, the girl that was selling the Haflinger decided to keep her. I just wanted to say thanks for opening my eyes to a really neat breed that I had not paid much attention to before.
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-07-2013, 01:37 PM
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Hi - I see that your friend decided to keep him, but I wanted to comment on the Haflinger breed. We just purchased one last year and he is truly the funniest horse we have ever owned with just a great personality, but he has no manners and you do need to show them who is boss which we are working on. But I wanted to mention something about the grazing muzzle. I had considered getting one for our mini, but I had a friend reach out to me that they had a horse drowned by attempting to drink filling with water that did not go down. I do not have any experience with the grazing muzzles, but I wanted to make sure I passed this along as it has made me reconsider using it.
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post #16 of 16 Old 05-14-2013, 11:35 PM
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I am not so sure it wasn't for the best that she decided to keep it - best for you that is. I am not saying anything bad about the breed, mind you. But...they are really "different" horses. I got one, a filly, last Nov to keep my mare company. She had zero training. On the plus side, they are easy to train. On the down side they will insert themselves into every equation and are not easily "put off". You have to "get with them" in a different manner than a "normal" horses - they are far from stupid, they just take a different "approach", IMO. So, it depends on what you are use to how "enjoyable" they are. I love our little stinker, but I named her Jolene and decided "Marlene" would have been better - after Marlie the Dog. Yeah, that kind of "different". My mare is an appyX, but I have had QH's all my life prior...and naturally find QH's (or appyX's) a far better breed. Haffies are cute, I will hand them that..and stout, wow! Are they stout!! As far as the chub goes, if they are exercised you can maintain their girlish figure pretty well, and let them indulge...that is, in the event you ever set your sites on another one of those little monsters. But, really - I don't think you are missing a thing!

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