Originally Posted by Foxhunter
Sorry but that Haffy, and all the breed that I have seen, would never be placed in a Hunter class in the UK. It cannot gallop to save its life and a good hunter should be able to 'open up!'
That's probably because Hafis are not bred to hunt. Where they come from, " hunting" is practiced totally different, his job would be to carry the venison out of the mountains. The type of mountains ability and will to gallop would get him killed.
Even now, present all over the world, galopping isn't really what he needs to do.
There are two types of Hafis now, the traditional small light draft, also suitable for riding, and the mentioned EdelblutHafi for sport, lighter, taller, more movement.