All you need to know about the Haflinger, aka,the Avelignese horse
They’re horses, not ponies.
Though the size of the breed may imply that they’re ponies, not to mention they have pony ancestors, they are classified as a horse. Owners of the breed explain that they are definitely not “pony-like” in their temperaments because they are known for their “willingness, trainability and steady nature,” according to the Canadian Haflinger Association. They are an ideal child’s mount.