The Haflinger Horse was originally from the town of Hafling in the South Tyrol Mountains . The Haflinger Breed originated in 1874 with the birth of the stallion Folie who was sired by an Arabian stallion and a mare from a Tyrolean indigenous mountain breed. All subsequent Haflinger stallions and mares can be traced back to that mating. The Haflinger Horse was a workhorse used mainly in the high mountains as a helper for the farmer. It is this close association with man that Haflinger horses really excel. At high altitudes in the European Alps, the Haflinger horse was used for pack and draught work in the fields and forests as well as recreational work.