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post #1 of 10 Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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I have now owned Hattie the Haflinger for 3 years.

A year yesterday I set off to collect Hattie and Gilda, a mare and foal I had only met twice and had never touched or handled. Gilda at 5 months was just a baby so pretty straight forward but her 5 year old mum was totally unknown and could have been a nightmare...but she turned out to be an angel

Two months before I collected her

On arrival

and a year later

The following year we did this
Sept ‘11
We went out to a training meet with the bloodhounds and she behaved as if she’d been a million times

Oct ‘11
The Opening Meet was great fun.

January ‘12
Gilda filled out and lost some of the yearling uglies.

June ‘12 - at Mum's camp.

July ‘12
So many photos in July , that I like, but here are a few :)
Hattie learns to lead the way

Then this last year...

and this

and had our first first

and our first SJ competition

and a friend got her to do this

and with another friend...

and we recently tried a few steps of medium trot

and baby Gilda did this

And today Hattie got a 4th in the 2' SJ class at my local club and just had a pole down in the 2'3 but she seemed to really enjoy it. I love my haffies and I'm so chuffed with them.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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Hattie is such a talented, good looking little mare. Its so obvious that she loves to please in those pictures. She's very lucky to have fallen into your hands!
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Wow. She's even looks like an angel! She is so beautiful and has come such a long ay since you got her. It always makes me happy to see success stories like this! Good luck to you, Hattie and Gilda in the years to come!
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You're so lucky!!! What a great horse!!
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I love Hattie!
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Hattie is lovely, but Gilda is a star in the making
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-16-2013, 01:51 AM
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Hattie is such a talented, good looking little mare. Its so obvious that she loves to please in those pictures. She's very lucky to have fallen into your hands!

I was going to pen something, but Endiku said it all.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-16-2013, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all so much, I know it is a rather self indulgent thread, but I'm so proud of my little horse (and her daughter) and I have been truly amazed at how versatile and quick to learn they are as a breed

First time ever team chasing in two weeks!!! Hopefully there will be photos for a report on how we get on.
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And, proud you should be!! My goodness, Bravo!

I got a haffie to keep my "angel" company. Once I got past the little haffie's rather intrusive personality, she matter of factly demonstrated her intelligence and I find her a real joy. They are different, that is for sure.
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STUNNING girl :).
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