Haflinger horses are known for their fair manes.
However, at the beginning of the last century, coloring did not play an important role in breeding such horses. Haflinger horses came in black, brown, red and lighter colors. It was not until the increased use of the “white maned Sarner horse” that the white maned golden-red type became regarded as the general appearance of the Haflinger horse.
Typical for this breed of horses is the medium sized body shape with distinct, harmonic, strong and correct forms in which all body parts are in balance.
The horse’s character is well mannered but with an energetic temperament, good moving abilities and a balance between speed and stamina.
You can find more information about South Tyrolean Haflinger horses at the breeders’ organization www.haflinger-suedtirol.com.
In the nineteenth century, the term “Haflinger” was used broadly for riding horses in South Tyrol. In 1898, however, the breed “Haflinger” was authorized as a specific part of the breeding stock of the Habsburg army. This offered the breeders at the Haflinger plateau and in Jenesien a fixed frame of reference for future breeding.
In 1904 the first breeders’ society, “Halfingerzuchtgenossenschaft Mölten,” was founded at the Tschöggel mountain and included the villages of Hafling, Vöran, Mölten and Jenesien.
In 1969, the stable and breeding farm “Zum Hirschen” was established.
Further information regarding the Haflinger breed under: www.haflinger.eu