The strikingly attractive Haflinger hails from the Tyrolean mountains on the border of Austria and northern Italy and can be traced back to the Middle Ages.
The area is extremely rugged and many villages could only be reached by means of steep, narrow mountain paths. Villagers required surefooted animals for their daily transportation and packing in the mountain terrain.
Colour: chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail.
Height: approximately 14hh.
Conformation: slightly dished profile, small ears, and large eyes. Haflingers are sturdy ponies, with well muscled loins and hindquarters and strong legs.
Character: gentle, intelligent, well-mannered.
Uses: Pleasure, Trail.
Haflinger Association of America
14570 Gratiot Road
Tel: (517) 642-5307