Gipsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. ~Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

This is Stella. She has just been bathed and clipped and brushed and sprayed and now it is time for her photo shoot. Stella says it is very hard work being a super model. Stella is getting ready for her big day. June 27th she is going to Eugene, OR for the American Haflinger Registry's official Classification and Inspection. That's what Stella is. A Haflinger. For those unfamiliar with these gorgeous creatures, Haflingers come from Austria, and are good for everything from dressage and jumping, to endurance riding, to therapeutic riding and giving lessons to children. So basically they are sweet, kind, smart horses that just happen to look like the equine version of a game show hostess. Just don't tell her that her butt looks big. She's very sensitive about that. Look for updates on Stella as her big day approaches.


  1. I think her butt's smaller than mine . . .

  2. Lisa: She's so pretty! I love the pics. I can't wait to hear all about her debut in Eugene! :)


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