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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Two haflingers - critique?

I'm so excited about this - Conformation isn't something you see in fora in Dutch.

This is my mare -




This is my friend's gelding - (Yes, same breed, only he's the luxury sort of haflinger :P A big Arabian, that's what he is.)



My mare has lost a lot of weight, still needs to lose some, but Conformation may be a challenge given the fat layer coating Nastral, the gelding. :') We're working on it!
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-10-2017, 01:33 PM
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wait a minute, this horse:




is a Haflinger??? I thought she was a Belgian draft!
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-10-2017, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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As far as I know, she is, but I don't know for sure. She doesn't have studbook papers at all, and her past is mystifying. Maybe she's a crossbreed after all? She's got an enormous head though, as you can see :') I'll try to find a picture of me and her to see scale-wise.



She's a bit of a fatty-pony in winter :P

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I agree that is the most enormous haffy I've ever seen! How tall is she? She looks horse sized there, all three haffs at my yard are under 14.2hh. I wouldn't be surprised at all if she was crossbreed.
As far as critique goes, she looks nice and solid and correctly put together, though I think she could stand to comfortably lose a few pounds...

Here's a photo of one of our haflingers for reference, he's papered so definitely purebred. I do appreciate he is on the light side for the breed - it's more the height I'm looking at
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He's absolutely gorgeous! The mane here never get that white unless I go at them with silver shampoo :')
Do tell me your cleaning secret, mine are absolute pigs in the yard :P

The first side-shot you see is from my mare at her somewhat fitter state, much better than she is now, the second is that of another horse, the gelding that's with her.
My mare isn't all that tall, however, maybe I'm just small :P She's 14.5 hands. She just looks taller, I think, because of how wide she is.

The gelding, here-


Is also way too fat, but he's a purebred and he's 15.7 hands, almost. You barely notice he's taller than her, though. She's got a lot more presence on her :')

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15.7 hands??
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Your mare is about the size, chest and backwise, that most Haflingers I have seen are. Two of them actually come from Belgium :)

Both of them look compact and nicely put together. I would just check Nastral's loin, group and buttock area for any tightness.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-10-2017, 02:45 PM
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15.7 hands??
She probably means 15.3hh. I have done the same mistake... Happens when you use Google's calculator 'cm to hands' lol.

Here is what I use now: Horse Height HH (hands) And CM (centimetres) Conversion
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Oops, yes! Still not very versed in the strange hands high thing. Centimeters are so easy to use around here :')

Fimargue, thanks for the tip! He's the stressed-out-of-his-wits one out of the two. He's gotten a thousand times better, but there's still some work to to separation anxiety wise.

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-14-2017, 01:54 PM
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No problem! Feel free to pm me if needed.

I know this won't comfort you, but the work never seems to end with the more nervous ones.
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