Animal Stories - Haflinger

Animal-World Information about: Haflinger

   With a heritage traced to the Alpine mountain ponies, the Haflinger is very hardy and strong, but also sweet tempered!
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Jamie - 2012-10-20
I live in the Pilbara, in Western Australia would a Haflinger be able to take the hot weather here? It gets up to 45degrees nearly every day in summer, coldest is around 18degrees in winter. thanks :)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-20
    I don't know why not as I think horses are pretty flexible with weather changes. I live in a desert, and there are all sorts of breeds kept by people here.
  • Kt - 2014-03-23
    Hi we have 3 haflingers, one we just got yesterday. We bought a pair and they are wild and crazy! We have tried to ride them only to be thrown off every time. They are very skittish we kind of gave up on riding them. They fight and have to be seperated because all are dominant. We are going to try to tie them to the tractor and make them walk slowly, hoping to try to calm them down to ride, wish us luck:) beautiful horses.
Anonymous - 2013-01-20
Just got my first halflinger. She's about 20 and is in a devent size pen with 5 other halflingers. They are all young and bully her. She is sweet and don't defend herself. I'm picking her up tomorrow and she will be all alone. Will she be unhappy being alone or will she be happy not getting picked on?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-21
    Should be happy to be in it's new home as long as you give her a lot of attention!
  • Deanne - 2013-03-22
    I have a haflinger and he was so miserable when kept on his own I had to move him. He simply loves to b e with others...I suppose they're all different . :)
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    Haflingers are meant be in pairs I have 4 and they get along fine, if one team was to leave they will whinny till they get back.
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    She will need a companion, or you will have to be with her 24/7! lol I have 4.
.....?..... - 2012-02-05
I had a haffi. It bucked me off and nearly killed me! So now i hate them. Are they all like that?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-06
    I really am sorry you were thrown. Not fun, been there down that a whole bunch of times. You would have thought I would have learned. You can't get mad at a bicycle cuz it ran into the curb. You can't get mad at the curb for being there. You can't get mad at the stair cuz you tripped. You don't get mad at the horse cuz you got tossed. You get right back on and take it slow and easy - maybe just walk in the coral area for a few days. Wait until you are relaxed and comfortable. Walk - and walk until you and the horse are comfortable. Have someone with you. Now, if you believe the horse is ill, ill tempered, out of control - have a vet come out and check the horse.
  • Kaitlyn J - 2012-02-09
    Well clearly you are a novice rider! And No they are not! All horses bucked someone off. If you were riding a BROKE horse and riding PROPERLY that probably would not have happened.
  • eva - 2012-02-26
    You are a beginner no horse is bad. Bad ones are all only either untrained or mistreated.
  • Teresa - 2013-02-18
    Wow NO! I have been around lots of TW and SSH! But the Haflinger is a beautiful, well mannered, amazing horse! The first time I got on my geldings back I trusted him with my life. I will NEVER ride anything but a Haflinger ! God sent is that breed!
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-15
    All haflingers are not like this. I have one and she is so sweet! She tries so hard and she can even go on the bit very well. She is so cute and chunky!
Amy Poole - 2013-09-28
I was disappointed in the comments toward the person bucked off a haflinger. My mare threw me the first time I got on. She was sold as a professionally trained horse and she was professionally ruined! I was very upset because I bought her long distance and trusted the woman who sold her to me. After plenty of tears and the woman refusing to take her back I had her re-trained by a wonderful man. It was touch and go but she finally came around. My trainer told me she was afraid of people. From what he could tell she was spurred and yanked in training and it nearly made her have a nervous breakdown. That was 5 yrs ago and I still have Lucinda and love her very much. She has not done a mean thing since. I have had horses all my life but never one that was abused. Do not be so quick to blame the person that was thrown! My mare was lucky I spent the money and found a good trainer. Many would have put her down or sent her to slaughter. Thank God my story has a happy ending!

May - 2009-05-20
The Haflinger also has a rhythmic gait that covers a large amount of ground. There gaits are energetic but the walk is also relaxed, as well as energetic. The trot and canter are elastic, energetic, and athletic which are balenced and even. The canter has a very distinct forwards and upwards motion.

Bee - 2012-10-07
My barn has a halfi, and I've taken to brushing him. He's the sweetest, chunkiest pony ever! Whenever i ride him, he's perfect, and his trot is SO comfortable. In love with them....

Kylee - 2012-07-21
I have a haflinger gelding that is so amzing granted he has thrown me a few times but he is the sweetest thing we call him Spud Bud

Anonymous - 2012-07-19
Hi! My daughter is just starting out in 4H as a cloverbud. I was wondering if u could tell me the proper way to groom her for her showmanship class?? Do u keep the hair on the legs or do u shave them?? No one seems to no on my end. Thank you for your help!! :-)

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Paula - 2012-07-07
I have a haflinger gelding. I love him to death. He is absolutely wonderful. He will do anything to please me. I don't think he would do anything to hurt me or get me hurt.

Roma - 2012-02-12
I own a 11 month old Haflinger and I love her...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-12
    They are beautfiul - how do you like the temperment?