Don Ferdi (Fritz) - 17 yrs. 4/1/2019 $500 - Don Ferdi is a 17 year old registered Hanoverian gelding, but everyone knows him as Fritz. Fritz is a big boy and stands at 17.3 hands tall.....because of his size, he has also been known as the dressagasaurus. Fritz was imported from Germany and was purchased by a friend of MHWF for $25,000 in 2006. He was trained and shown in dressage up and into level 3. It was at that point that he suffered a tendon injury and was retired from dressage. He has been taken out and worked/ridden to keep him in shape since then, so he has not just sat around doing nothing. His dressage career is now over, but he will still make someone a stellar pleasure horse, as long as they are experienced and confident enough to handle this giant of a horse. Anyone inquiring about him should have some experience, confidence and should not be a person looking to compete in jumping or dressage. He needs to be a pleasure horse as we do not want to see him aggravate that old tendon injury. Fritz is a giant teddy bear, super sweet, loves people and has those big soft eyes and a very expressive face. Tons of personality in this mountain of a horse. Plus, who would not want a dressagasaurus? Attached Images
Holy cats! I was taking him in in that first photo, and it took me a beat to realize Scott was there for scale at the edge. What a skyscraper! An absolutely stunning skyscraper. I'm drooling!
Oh my what a handsome dude. A really big handsome dude! And a BOP to boot! 🥰
I am literally drooling on my keyboard.
Wowza! Such a BIG and handsome guy!
...as in, that's where you'd be sitting.... If not for the pictures, I'd suspect an April Fool!
be still my beating heart!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh what a HUNK!
I do know another Don - imported Hanovarian, just as tall (I'd bet they're related). He is a big fluffy teddybear and the sweetest under saddle. If this Don is anything like the one I know, he will make anybody a very nice horse. I was used to little 15 hand morgans, got on this 17.2 dinosaur and I barely noticed, don't let size fool you!
oh my, oh my, oh my! what a huge sweet one!
He is a beauty! I got the chance to see him in his summer coat, all sleek and shiny and he was quite the sight - stunning! He's going to be the perfect king sized teddy bear for someone.
Wow...he is BIG!! And Beautiful!
Does he come with an extra large mounting block?😂
Wow!! He would have been perfect for my 6'3" daughter. But she's now has a 17 hh draft cross. Someone is going to be VERY lucky!
He's so huge, and pretty. I love him, he looks like a gentle giant!
You don't realize how tall he is until you see Scott in the picture with him. He makes Scott look really short!!!
I have but one question, does he come with a ladder?????
Hi, How long of a trial ride will he be able to do? I usually ride my 23 year old Clydesdale about 1 1/2 hr to 2 hrs. I don't go for speed just pleasure with a trot here and there. I am use to being on a tall horse as mine is 17.2. I was approved for adoption last year when you had a draft available. Located in MI.
Fritz has no physical limitations at all. We listed him for trail riding only because we do not want to risk him being re-injured jumping or competing.
Wow...he looks fantastic under saddle! What a nice mover!
He is really come along and looks fantastic! Working on my documents to come see him in person soon!
Update: 10-20-2019 Fritz is still here at MHWF because this summer he developed a huge abscess in both his left front and rear hooves. The one in his front left was a pretty severe one that kept coming back. It is now healed and he is back to about 95%, but until he is back to 100% we will not be showing him to potential adopters.
Hello! Has there been any more improvement on his hooves since October?