EZ Rocking ranch raises registered Haflinger and Belgian/Haflinger horses.
No Boundries NTF. Herd sire is a son of the renowned Haflinger stallion Nasdaq NTF. He is sire to upcoming crop of some excellant pure blood colts next spring. He has an outstanding bunch of Belgian cross colts for this year.
The history of the Haflinger horse can be traced to medieval times when writings told of an Oriental race of horse found in the Southern Tyrolean Mountains of present day Austria and northern Italy. Many of the villages and farms in the Tyrol were accessible only by narrow paths requiring agile and surefooted horses for transportation and packing. Artwork from the region from the early 1800's depict a small noble chestnut horse with packs and riders traversing steep mountain trails.
During the years of World War II, there was a significant shift in breeding practices, as pack horses were needed by the military and a shorter draftier Haflinger fit the bill. Postwar, the height and refinement of the breed has returned, with an emphasis on developing a small horse that is versatile for both riding and driving, with a strong constitution, a solid conformation with substantial bone, and an uncomplicated personality.
The Haflinger has a unique golden chestnut coloring with the long flowing blond or white mane and tail. They are people-loving, willing and and have a forgiving temperament that was established over centuries of living alongside and working with the mountain peasants, serving all purposes for all family members. Haflingers very simply became part of the family.
The modern Haflinger is now found all over the world, active in such varied uses as draft work, packing, light harness and combined driving, western and trail riding, endurance riding, dressage and jumping, vaulting and therapeutic riding programs. Haflingers hold their own in competition with other breeds, often showing surprising athleticism and strength for their size.
Haflingers are being discovered by the horse loving public who want an equine companion that is safe, versatile, dependable and beautiful. The Haflinger horse captures hearts and enriches lives, as it has for centuries.
For Sale - Red Roan Belgian Team, 3 and 4 year old registered half sisters. Amish broke. Very nice showy pair - SOLD.
This exceptional young team went to to work on a ranch in Utah.
I currently have for sale - one team of Belgian mares. One registered Haflinger yearling gelding.
Visitors welcome at the ranch.
Lucy and Roy. Belgian mare with Haflinger cross stud colt. .
America's Favorite Draft Horse -
DID YOU KNOW ...THAT BELGIAN DRAFT HORSES OUTNUMBER ALL OTHER DRAFT BREEDS COMBINED IN THE UNITED STATES?
The Belgian is no "overnight success." Its popularity has been hard won over the last century on thousands of farms and ranches, in countless pulling contests and show rings, and on the streets of America with hitches pulling the freight wagons that once fed the people.
History shows that Belgians are the most direct lineal descendants of the "Great Horse" of medieval times.
of that area of western Europe that gave rise to the large black horses known as Flemish horses and referred to as the "Great Horses" by medieval writers. They are the horses that carried armored knights into battle. Such horses known to exist in that part of Europe in the time of Caesar. They provided the genetic material from which nearly all the modern draft breeds are fashioned.