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The Haflinger - Encounters in Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino

The new Haflinger book

The Haflinger is a fascination - beautiful, full of character, expressive. The breed originated in the heart of the Alps, shaped by the living conditions of the people in the midst of a unique mountain landscape. The Haflinger is not just one horse breed among many, but part of everyday life and the culture of the people in the area of ​​origin. At the same time, it is one of the world's most popular small horse breeds today. What it means to grow up with a Haflinger, what role the Haflinger plays for people then and now, how authentically rooted the breed is here, is vividly told in the book. What shaped the character of the breed, what makes its charm, how did it live with the Haflinger in the past and today? With historical outlines and insights into the everyday life of horses and people, a path through the three countries of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino is drawn, with all the similarities and peculiarities that make the Haflinger and its people. Behind it are the Haflinger horse breeding associations in the original breeding area, i.e. Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino, who have jointly followed in the footsteps of Haflinger horses in the Euregio. The planned Haflinger long-distance riding trail runs like a red thread through the book and connects the various locations. Magnificent pictures testify to authentic encounters with people and horses, which are shaped by the nature and landscape in which they live. Tradition and modernity meet at eye level - a journey through the past, present and future of the Haflinger.

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How has world history influenced the Haflinger breed? Why do Haflingers not only make good packhorses but also therapists, riding instructors and equine sports aces? What has shaped the character of the breed? What gives it its charm? The Haflinger is not just one breed of horse among many; it is an integral part of the daily lives and culture of the people living in the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol - Trentino. Twenty-three articles from the three provinces provide a fascinating insight into the history and everyday life of the horses and the people. Based on locations that are of special significance for the breed, a path is mapped out across the three provinces, which in the near future will actually connect them in the form of the Haflinger Long-distance Riding Trail.