I am just wondering what other haflinger owners experience has been w "natural" flexability - not what you can build to w an exercise routine. My little filly is the least "gifted" in this area I have ever seen. I should say I have never owned a haffie, prior. For example, all the horses I have ever owned had no trouble what-so-ever reaching around and "itching an itchy" on their bum-bum w their teeth, or scratching the back of their ear w a hind hoof at her age (3 in may). Not this little girl - I don't think she could pull it off. And, when I work on flexing her, her effort doesn't feel as "fluid" as I think a younster's should - and I don't mean from resistance, she complies to the ask quite well. She is of the "drafty" build, and is a reasonable weight for her build.
Maybe it is just her and not characteristic of the breed? Anyone? Remember, it is anonymous - no one will know you own one of these little trouble makers.