Friday, June 12, 2009

Haflinger


I think I have found my next type of horse! They are haflingers. I believe they have only been in the U.S.A. for about 10 years or so but gaining popularity fast. They are not a big horse, most are about 14 hands or so. But are they ever beautiful and versatile. Saw my first ones while back in Iowa, closing on "the farm". An Amish came driving in a pair. So I have been online checking them out! lol People are showing them in dressage, jumping, English pleasure and western. AND............they make great driving horses. While in Iowa, we drove the "back" roads to Mt. Ayr which is about 12 miles away. I wanted to see if I could take gravel roads all the way there (with a buggy, of course). And I will be able to. lol That's the town where I will go for grocery shopping, etc. No date yet. Everyone keeps asking. The door will open when it is suppose to! Ate supper and then breakfast with our Amish family.....tomato gravy for breakfast. It was yummy! More later.

2 comments:

prettyponypastures said...

Glad you discovered Haflingers! They are a wonderful breed. I do need to correct you on one thing, though. They have been in the United States for 50 years. They are the best kept secret in the horse world VBG. But like pototoe chips, you can't have just one - from one who knows and owns 13!

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh! I have been around horses all my life but had never seen nor heard of a Haflinger! I was in the "quarter horse world". Do you have any for sale and where are you located? Love to see pictures of your horses. Thanks for commenting. cb