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post #1 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Haflinger Weight Loss Progress

This little guy has been out of work for around two years and had just been on pasture doing nothing. I'm getting him back in shape and training him now. I just wanted to show off what a diet and fitness regime (and makeover!) can do in around a month's time.


We still have a ways to go, but seeing the progress like this encourages me greatly!
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 01:33 AM
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What did you do to his mane??

LOL, your choice, great work on the battle of the bulge, he looks a lot better
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry that you dislike the pulled mane look! To each her own. In my opinion, nothing says "dressage horse in training" like a neatly pulled mane to show off the topline.
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 12:56 PM
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Aww...but the breed look for haflingers - even in dressage - is a full mane.
But good job on the weight loss!

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #5 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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^ Ah, but it's not required. I've seen a variety of Haffies this year at schooling and sanctioned shows with dressage braids, roached manes, and running braids. I'm really picky about keeping manes long though. They have to be really nice for me to consider keeping it long.

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post #6 of 13 Old 10-01-2012, 01:47 PM
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Braids are common, but most haflinger enthusiests feel roached manes are sacrilege, but its your horse. ;)

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-02-2012, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, roached manes are not for me... and I own a Fjord cross. Still not happening! ;)

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-02-2012, 02:24 AM
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He's looking great already!

I liked his mane much better when it's pulled c:

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post #9 of 13 Old 10-02-2012, 03:15 AM
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I love the pulled mane look! Look at that thick and muscular neck. The pulled mane also allows more emphasis to his face. I pull my horses manes too. Your boy is looking great! Keep up the good work.
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-02-2012, 03:20 AM
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Great work so far! He's very cute and looks super good with his new physique!
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