At birth Haflinger foals are given a name beginning with the same letter as their mother’s or father’s name. Their coats are always sorrel-coloured while their manes and tails are blonde. Sometimes they have marks or blazes on their heads; otherwise they are generally single-coloured. When they are fully grown they are 138 to 155 cm tall. Although the minimum height for a horse is 148 cm meaning Haflingers are usually categorised as ponies they are actually a breed of horses.