Haflinger foals are given a name at birth that contains the initial letter of their sire or dam. Their coat is always chestnut, the mane and tail is light-colored. Sometimes they have flakes or blisters as head markings, but otherwise they are basically solid colored. When they are fully grown, they reach a size of 138 to 155 centimeters. Although the required stick size for a horse is at least 148 centimeters, and the Haflinger is therefore usually counted among the ponies, they are actually a horse breed.