Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
Ok - look beyond the color. You can't base breed on color because QH and Welsh both have chestnut with flaxen as well. So that color is not unique to belgian or haflinger. He looks like a QH or QH cross to me. I had a QH mare at one point who was only 13.3 hands.
I don't see belgian at all in this horse. I currently own two hafligners and visit a haflinger breeding and training farm on a regular basis and I'm not seeing haflinger in this horse either. The conformation and thickness on this horse is wrong for either of those breeds. It is more of a stock-horse look than draft or haflinger.
A haflinger would have smaller ears, thicker mane and tail, stockier feet, the tie-in would be different in the neck and the head would be a bit more refined.
Last edited by Cat; 11-27-2008 at 03:07 PM.