ML Haflinger Studs is a small company dedicated to providing valuable stud access for pure bred Haflinger horses.
The Haflinger, also known as the Avelignese, is a breed of horse developed in Austria and northern Italy (namely Hafling in South Tyrol region) during the late nineteenth century.
Haflinger horses are relatively small, are always chestnut with flaxen in color, have distinctive gaits described as energetic but smooth, and are well-muscled yet elegant.
The breed traces its ancestry to the Middle Ages; there are several theories for its origin. Haflingers, developed for use in mountainous terrain, are known for their hardiness.
Their current conformation and appearance are the result of infusions of bloodlines from Arabian and various European breeds into the original native Tyrolean ponies. The foundation sire, 249 Folie, was born in 1874; by 1904 the first breeders’ cooperative was formed.
All Haflingers can trace their lineage back to Folie through one of seven bloodlines.