Is a Haflinger a horse or pony?
The Haflinger qualifies as a pony, standing just under 14 hands. It is sturdily built, with short. well-boned legs and “feathering” at the fetlocks. Haflingers are known for their willing but docile temperament, and their uncomplicated nature.
Are Haflingers calm horses?
The breed is generally known for an extremely kind and gentle nature. It is also calm, which means it does not get over-excited, or spook easily. This kind nature and calmness also make the Haflinger a suitable horse for riders of all ages and levels.
What are Haflinger horses good for?
Haflingers have many uses, including light draft, harness work, and various under-saddle disciplines such as endurance riding, dressage, equestrian vaulting, and therapeutic riding. They are also still used by the Austrian and German armies for work in rough terrain.