Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H8625842   Views: 600   Horse Owner: jay79 Contact seller   Updated On: Aug 10, 2017

Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog)

Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog) - Haflinger - Chestnut
Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog) - Haflinger - Chestnut
Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog) - Haflinger - Chestnut
Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog) - Haflinger - Chestnut
Saffy (Saffron Chilli Pepper Balrog) - Haflinger - Chestnut

If you choose to apply for this horse and are selected as the most suitable applicant you will be required to pay the standard donation of £50 which includes the cost of a rehome, loan or share agreement, and the work undertaken by the charity. The following additional donation and commitment has been requested by the owner to be paid to the charity by the successful applicant in respect of their horse:

  • make a donation of £150 to Horses4Homes Foundation

Please take note:

  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
  • It is possible to ask owners questions via the messaging system prior to submitting an application
  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 120 miles radius from the current horse location
Saffy is an adorable pony, she's inherited the people loving characteristics of her breed. She always says hello & gallops to the gate to see us. If we are working in the fields she is our permanent companion, trying to help. She is never a problem to catch or headcollar, she will lower her head & do everything she can to help. She is always delighted to receive fuss, she loves to be groomed & will stand & doze while being brushed.

Owned since
June 1998
12.2 hands
Haflinger (Part Breed)
20 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Dartmoor Pony Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
No he can live out all year round
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
N/K kg
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (She was headcollar broken and worked in a grass school & taught aids & verbal commands, we then progressed to the road where we used to walk her out regularly to meet & get used to traffic etc. We were near a local beauty spot where there was a car park,)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I'd like her to go to an experienced home with company. Someone who is kind and patient but strong, to show her her boundaries kindly.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Not known

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking

127 centimeters
50 inches


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Relevant health or lameness issues

Saffy is in good health. 10+ years ago she had a cough & a rasping in the throat which the vet said she didn't need any treatment for. About 2 years ago, she was down with what appeared to be colic, we called the vet who gave her an injection and she got to her feet immediately and has been fine since. See section 29 re mild laminitis.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months


Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Luxstowe Vets | 01579 342120 | Liskeard PL14 3QF | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

She's used to traffic in the lanes around Bodmin Moor which has never been a problem. She is also used to the tractor that brings the hay and military helicopters flying low and landing just outside the field boundary as well as boy racers on motor bikes & quad bikes riding around the moor.

Please describe your horses behaviour when hacking out alone and in company

Not hacked by me. Was hacked when out on loan on rides with pony club. They said she really enjoyed it and there were no adverse reports.

Details of any individual behavioural traits which may influence the type of person best suited to take on the horse

Saffy was bought from a market as a yearling & came from a farm Originally, when she first came to us she was always very affectionate with us but she was quite a bully to our other ponies with food buckets, she acted quite desperate, we asked the farmer & found out that she'd been brought up in a field with big horses & had had to really fight for any scrap. Once she realised that she was always going to get food she settled down, but she will possibly always try to be the dominant mare in the field.

Details of the activities that the horse must not participate in due to previous injury


Explanation whether this horse is simply a good doer or whether he is prone to laminitis

Saffy is as good doer. The summer after she came back from loan, she was still very sore and we thought we'd detected a slight laminitis. We are well versed with it as we had another pony who had severe laminitis. We immediately took her off the grass and she showed no further sign but we kept her off to be sure. She has been in a mixture of pastures since including lush grass and we haven't seen any evidence of laminitis but we are still wary in case.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Not known.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


Need to be stabled at night?

No he can live out all year round

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?



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The Haflinger is a breed of horse developed in Austria and northern Italy during the late 1800s. There are several theories as to this breed's origin, but its current conformation and appearance are the result of infusions of Arabian and various European breeds blood into the original native Tyrolean ponies. Haflinger horses are relatively small, are always chestnut in color, and have distinctive gaits described as energetic but smooth. The breed is well-muscled, but with an elegant appearance. Haflingers have many uses, including light draft and harness work as well as various under-saddle disciplines such as endurance riding, dressage, equestrian vaulting and therapeutic riding programs.

Type: The horse's appearance should be elegant and harmonious, with a refined and expressive head with large eyes, a well shaped mid-section, and a well-shaped croup which must not be too steep or too short. The horse should be well muscled and show correct, clean limbs with well formed clearly defined joints. Breeding stallions should have unmistakable masculine features and brood mares should exhibit undeniable feminine lines and features.

Head: Should be noble and lean and should fit well with the rest of the horse. The eyes should be large and positioned forward. The nostrils should be large and wide. Should have a light poll and correctly positioned ears.

Neck: Should be of medium length and should become narrower towards the head. There should be sufficient freedom through the jowls.

Front-section: Well pronounced withers that reach far into the back, a large sloped shoulder and a deep broad chest.

Back: Medium length, well muscled, and when in motion should combine elasticity, balance and tension.

Mid-section: Well connected to both forehand and hindquarters, with sufficient girth and curved deep ribs.

Hindquarters: A long well muscled croup, slightly sloped and not too much split.

Tail: Not too deeply set.

Legs: Show clear, lean distinct joints, and equal stance on all four feet. Legs should be in a straight line when viewed front or back. From the side the front legs should be straight and hind legs should display an angle of 150 degrees through the hock and an angle of 45-50 degrees through the pastern and hoof to the ground. The knee should be broad and flat and the hocks wide and powerful. Pasterns should be long and well developed and the hooves should be round, distinct and hard.

Movement and basic gaits: Diligent, rhythmic and ground covering gaits. The walk should be relaxed, energetic, and proud and cadenced. The trot and canter should be elastic, energetic, athletic, and cadenced with natural self-carriage and off the forehand as well as balanced with a distinct moment of suspension. The hindquarters should work actively with lots of propulsion. This propulsion should transfer through the elastic back to the free moving shoulder and front legs. A little knee action is desired. Especially the canter should have a very distinct forward-upward motion.

Haflinger color:

  • They range in color from light to dark chocolate. Most are chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail.

Haflinger size:

  • The height of the breed has increased since the end of World War II, when they stood an average of 13.3 hh. The desired height today is between 13.2 - 15 hh

Haflinger weight:

  • Weight of this breed ranges from 800-1300 lb (365 - 590 kg)

Haflinger temperament:

  • Sound, strong character, a good disposition, sturdy all purpose type, willingness to work, efficient, easy keepers

Haflinger origin:

  • Haflinger Horses originated from the Tyrolean mountains on the border of Northern Italy and Austria

Haflinger genetic diseases:

  • This horse breed is resistant to disease.

Haflinger uses:

The Haflinger was originally developed to work in the mountainous regions of its native land, where it was used as a mountain pack horse and for forestry and agricultural work. Today the breed is used in many activities that include draft and pack work, light harness and combined driving, and many under-saddle events, including western-style horse show classes, trail and endurance riding, dressage, show jumping, vaulting, and therapeutic riding programs. They are used extensively as dressage horses for children, but are also tall and sturdy enough to be suitable as riding horses for adults. There are several national shows for Haflingers worldwide, including those in Germany, Great Britain and the United States.

Haflinger influence:

  • Arabian.