The Little Trainer Girl:
What about Haflingers? They can do just about ANYTHING! and i mean anything. why aren't they ever mentioned?
LOL - probably because most people think of them as ponies. Horse people and non-horse people.
I rode a Haffie at my old barn. She was bred by the BO, who was very into dressage, but I was the first to ride her in dressage, and she was my first dressage show mount as well. She was an old school Haffie, probably under 14hh (maybe under 13, lol) but built like a barrel and took up all my leg. I'm 5'3" so that's not much, but still.
Anyway, when my totally unhorsey mother came out to visit one summer, I told her I wasn't skipping my riding lesson (she could come and watch or wait for me at home). When she saw Laura Lee, she expressed her disappointment at not seeing me ride "a real horse"!