Haflinger is an old breed of low horses, bred in the mountains of Austria, in Tyrol. The history of the halflinger can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when writers mentioned a population of horses of the eastern type living in the mountains of South Tyrol on the territory of modern Austria and northern Italy. Many villages and farms in Tirol could be reached only through narrow mountain paths, moving and carrying goods, which were only capable of agile and dexterous horses. The paintings of this area at the beginning of the 19th century depicted neat little horses with riders and packs traveling on steep mountain roads.
The first official documentation representing the halflinger (named after the Tyrolean village of Hafling, modern Italy) was provided in 1874, when a stallion who founded the breed, 249 Foley, was born from a crossbred Arab 133 El Bedawi XX and a local Tyrolean mare. Continue reading
Pegay’s favorite American horse suit
Experts believe that the pinto suit appeared a very long time ago, just like the rest of the monochrome ones. Even in ancient Egyptian books you can find illustrations with unusual spotted mares. To date, spotted horses are bred as a result of crossing individuals.
In America itself, such beautiful and noble horses appeared with the help of conquistadors. Thus, a characteristic feature is the mandatory presence of white spots on the main color background. In fact, the drawings on the body are quite diverse – their palette includes shades from the minimum presence of a white color to its maximum presence. Photo of a Bulan pinto. The spots on the body of horses representing the American variety have a peculiar irregular (chaotic) shape. Continue reading