Haflinger Kids' page
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This page is devoted to kids who love Haflingers. Send drawings,stories,and poems or anything else you can think of to firstname.lastname@example.org
photo courtesy of Grison Farms, Quebec
Buddy is my Daughter Alexandra's 10 year old Haflinger. Believe it or not he was a rescue! It is amazing to me that this incredible pony could be unwanted by anyone! He is an absolute LOVE! My daughter has been riding off and on since she was 3, she is now 10. She has had to face the tragedy of losing her daddy to a horrible and aggressive form of cancer. It was less than 1 year from diagnosis to passing. It will be 2 years in February and Buddy (Camelot is his real name) has brought her (and I) such joy and happiness, especially during the more difficult moments she still faces now and then. We have only had Buddy since April but he feels as though he has been a part of the family forever!
My name is Mikayla. Gus is a 12.2hh Haflinger gelding. He is 11 years old. I got him when I was 9. He is so calm around kids and can do just about anything. He is an amazing trail pony. I am hoping to start him on driving soon. I love him to death. He is my best friend.
My name is Emily and I am a 4 year old from Texas. Haflingers are very rare down here so I feel super lucky to own my 6 year old registered gelding “Romeo”. He is so gentle, loving, and patient. I currently am learning to trot and Romeo is learning lead line skills so that we can start entering the lead line class together at the local shows. Wish us luck!
These are pictures of my daughter, Kayla, on her seven year old mare Ellie's Emma. We love this breed and would like to share our joy of owning a Haflinger with others. Michelle
This is Amanda Petroski , one of our students with Newsboy (4 yrs.), winning their Beginner Pleasure class. We found this Haflinger at an auction when he was nine months old. He has been a dream to train and has quite the loving personality. He is always trying to please you. We love him. Since then we have acquired two more and are enjoying every minute with them. Karen Barnard, Maple Crest Farm, Suffolk, Va.
Hi, my name is Kenya and this is Tucker and we live in Ontario Canada, he's an 8 year old Haflinger cross. I am 10 and we have been showing for 3 years now. Only walk/trot but I can't wait cuz this coming season we will be going up a level.
14 y.o. Sophie Caswell riding her gelding "Chico" in a horse event in the United Kingdom
I bought Poppy with no papers in April 2004, she 14.2hh, 15 year old and she is my best friend. Poppy is very good with my two girls, one at 11 year old and the other one of 22 months. Poppy is very gentle and very kind when my little one is around, she will take a carrot from so gentle. its so sweet to see. she will let my little one groom her and walk under her tummy and cuddle her legs. She jumps very high, so much I can't stay on! I always fall off, so I do dressage instead. she puts her all in to learning new things. She loves going on long rides and exploring new places. She's the best pony going!!!!!!!Dina Hollingsbee
7 year old Remiah Schartel with her first horse, Copaleen, Haflinger mare. Salem, Indiana
Stephanie Stout of Oregon riding Steamboat Willie in a schooling dressage show
Solo, Haflinger gelding entertaining Carol Petrie's grandchildren in Snowflake, Arizona
Pencil drawings by Emily VanderHaak, Tokyo, Japan
The Gifford family and their Haflingers out for a stroll
Katy, 5 yr old haflinger with Corynne (3 yrs) and Josie Moody (7mths). They love their sweet natured mare. She is a joy for her new family.
On the Gifford farm, four sisters Meghan (6) on Abracadabra YMF, Molly (9) on Amika, Ellie (3) on Merlin's Touch YMF and Abbey (4) on Limoges 4DA and then they swap horses for a hug!
I have a 6 year old haflinger that I compete
with in the hunter ring. I'm 14, and I've had him for 3 years. He
is wonderful, and jumps 2'6" like a dream. When we first
started showing 3 years ago, we got some strange looks. There
aren't many haflingers that jump in Western PA, and he definitely
wasn't like the thoroughbreds everyone was so used to! However,
everyone has gotten used to him and his interesting antics. He
had his mind made up for a while that the decorative bushes (and
haybale jumps) were mid-course snacks! He also enjoys neighing at
the judge and spectators as we go around the ring. He still needs
some work, but has done very well and proved to everyone he's
much more than just a pretty face! Nico (his show name is Nico
Take Me Away) has spurred an interest in the haflinger in our
area, and everyone finds him adorable! In addition to being an
excellent jumper, Nico is also my best friend. What a wonderful
breed haflingers are!
Natalie and Nico
Liz Dickson and her buddy Willapa at the fair
Lea Gibson and gelding Amos
Haflingers by Emily Vander Haak, age 14, Silver Spring, Maryland
by B.K. England
Pegasus discovered a lovely young mare,
grazing in an Alpine meadow.
Her mane and tail were as white and abundant
as his own, but her coat shone like a golden coin.
Enchanted by her beauty and gentle ways,
Pegasus lingered for many days.
Imagine everyone's surprise the following Spring,
when the little mare gave birth to a very special foal!
Like his mother, his coat was spun gold,
his mane and tail as white as mountain snow.
But from his shoulders, shining in the morning sun,
grew a pair of tiny, downy-feathered wings.