The fjord-gelding travelled a long way from the Fjordpferde Klosterhof and is our sweetheart. The even-tempered junior is doing his basic riding work so well, that you could assume he was already a riding pony in his former life. So interested and resting in himself he loves to perform his work equally to his "tall" colleagues. You could call him "Yogi Pony" :-)
Gwen is the horse of our assistant Anna-Maria. The picture perfect Haflinger mare has her own mind when it comes to riding. Tugging is her pleasure and proofs that a real Haflinger is an all-rounder. She is used for rides and riding lessons by us, too.
Samira is a senior grey mare with long hair of dark colour. She sometimes puts the commands into dispute. But if guided patiently and with confidence she trusts the rider and will follow him through thick and thin.
Samira can be distinguished from their full sister Pauline almost only by her character. She is also a pure Connemara mare, the breed that we are so enthusiastic about. These horses are rideable, sensitive, easy to jump and sure-footed in the terrain. Their affection has to be earned.
Senator takes his name rightly. He is the smallest pony in the herd (Shetland-Icelandic Mix), always raises dust wherever he goes, grinning through his malocclusion into the world. He is a challenge for lightweights a challenge, but once the two made up with each other, he becomes their favourite horse. Senator has already awakened the desire to learn to ride in many a trial lesson.
Tilda loves to complete their work in quiet pace. Her mottled colour makes the mare a Pinto, her build is that of a Norwegian. She serves best timid riders, who need no stress. Tilda is also very good at vaulting and pulling our little easy gig trailer.
Sabine and Shadow found each other again after many years and now he can play the boss in our herd. Shadow is a great and lovely Appaloosa gelding and is liked by everybody. His owner Sabine supports our way of horsemanship and so he is sometimes available for light-weighted riding students.
the life of a horse
Tarina was a petite grey Arabian mare, which was born on our farm. She challenged and trained all riders with her fine, sensitive manner. She was also very persistent and successful in endurance rides. She was part of the Flachenhof for 21 years.
Bibi & Nora
The white New Forest mare Bibi was probably the bedrock at the farm. She was my first pony, with her I rode from Germany to the Flachenhof. She enjoyed for quite some years her pension and loved it when children cuddled and cleaned her. While taking her for a walk it was necessary to give very clear commands; otherwise it was her who took the kids for a walk and not vice versa, a real Boss.
Bibis best friend was Nora, one of the last "red" Haflinger mares. She had a sturdy frame and was always up for something, for example vaulting, harvesting potatoes, pulling a slide or circus exercises. She was steady and very patient with her students.