Sunday, July 1, 2012

If You Give A Girl A Haflinger

If you give a girl a Haflinger,

She's going to ask for a wide-tree saddle.

When you give her the new saddle,
She'll probably ask for a pretty, new, air-cushioned pad.
When she tries the saddle on with the pad,
She'll probably need a new, slightly larger cinch, 
and maybe a flank cinch as well

When she's ready to ride, she'll realize 
her bridle doesn't match the new saddle.
When she gets the new bridle, 
she might notice that her bit has a few rust spots.

When she buys a new bit, 
and sees how beautiful her horse looks in his new tack, 
she'll want to show him off to her friends. 
She'll need a new horse trailer to take her horse on a trail ride.

When she is out on the trail 
she might see a Haflinger pulling a carriage, 
and she might decide she wants to do that. 

When she buys a carriage, it might come with a pole, 
instead of shafts, and chances are 
she'll ask for another Haflinger to go with it.

When you give the girl a second Haflinger,
she'll probably want another saddle!

Modeled after children's book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff


  1. Now that last picture is how I like to ride a horse! Come by and pick me up!

    Cindy Bee

  2. LOL, to true really! I won't show hubs though he'll see that last part and have an anxiety attack!

  3. So how are the sweet boys? Are they coming back to you? I miss them so much and that first picture is just lovely. I want to give him a big hug.

  4. LOVE this! This is just too cute!

  5. And don't forget the best part. The part where you give a Haflinger a cookie!!!



  6. Once you have two Haflingers, you will want to probably breed them.
    When your Haflingers have the foals, you will need to buy cute foal halters to go with the cute beh beh faces.
    Then you notice they need matching lead ropes.
    The lead ropes need to be super soft and beh beh like.
    Next you will need DVDs and books [and more readers] to help with the foal training.
    More advice.
    More tack.

  7. True story!! I have fallen into that trap, but I have not gotten to the cart with a pole part. . .yet!
    I love it and I miss Pippin and Doc and their crazy stories! How are they?

  8. Great story I enjoyed it thing just leads to another:)

  9. I would sure love a gorgeous haflinger too .....with all the trappings!!!

  10. Oh my gosh, I love this! How creative!

  11. Tee hee, it's all about accessorizing. And come to think of it, Haffies do look a little bit like potato chips.

  12. Love this post!
    I want a Haflinger and a Gypsy.
    My poor husband.
    I must hit "publish" now in order to hide this post from him, he is headed this way.... ;)


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