Haflingers are extremely gentle, versatile and intelligent. It’s love at first sight for most horse fans when they see their beautiful, sorrel-coloured coats and blonde manes.
Haflingers are regularly ranked among the top ten most popular horse breeds in the world. They are extremely attractive, robust little mountain horses that can stay out on the pasture all year long and have straightforward dietary requirements. In addition, they are extremely placid and patient, which makes them especially popular with beginners to riding and children. Thanks to their friendly, reliable and even-tempered character, they are even often used as therapy horses.
Haflinger mares can give birth to healthy foals even at the age of 25.
- Scientific name: Equus ferus caballus
- Global home: Worldwide
- Conservation status: Least concern
- Primary habitat: Grassland, Savanna