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MHWF, Inc.
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Yukon - 11 yrs.

 
DATE OF ARRIVAL TO MHWF:  11/14/2010
 
This will be Yukon's thread where we will put any updates and/or new photos. 
 
 
$500 - Yukon is an 11 year old Friesian Sporthorse gelding. He is a cross of the Friesian stallion Thunder Valley Danny and a Warmblood mare named Chocolate Mousse. Yukon is a very big boy and stands a full 17.2 hands tall. He is current on his shots, wormers and trimming and is a big strong healthy boy. He is also very well broke and has been ridden by both children and adults, although because of his sheer size, he needs a rider/handler who is not intimidated by him and can be assertive when they need to be. Yukon has had a lot of training. He spent some time at the Parelli ranch in Florida and has dabbled in dressage, training level. He was used quite a bit as a trail horse as well, so he is a very well rounded guy. Yukon is a like a giant kid. He loves people and loves his pasture buddies. He loves to run and play in the pasture. He's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He has had only one owner his entire life.
Yukon's only issue is that as a 5 year old he was kicked in the hip by another horse. It did some tissue damage, but healed up very nicely. Because of the kick he will get a little stiff in his back end if not worked on a regular basis. He is by no means a lame horse. He is a sound horse, but does need regular work and exercise to keep in shape. Yukon is a gorgeous mountain of a horse and some lucky adopter is going to get a real gem of a horse. Yukon is very people friendly, playful and sweet
 

 

 

 
Yukon with MHWF volunteer, Terri (she is 5' 6")

 
Judy - IA
 #2 

I am going to buy my lottery tickets today!  Wow!  What a beautiful boy!

Scott: MHWF
 #3 

We are shocked that only one person commented on this gentle giant and the hadful of other new threads and updates on the forum. We thought we would see a bunch of oohs and ahhs on this guy. Are you all awake yet this morning? Get your cup of coffee and join in this sunny morning!

Jurita
 #4 
  When I read you  getting a Friesian Sporthorse in I thought "oh, I bet I'm going to like him." But now that I see his picture I realize that I was wrong.
I love him!
If my place was only ready for horses!!!
stacie
 #5 
I can't even comment.. just shaking my head... my dream horse has arrived and the inn is full. 
Kristin
 #6 

OOOOOOOHHHHHH, AAAAHHHHHH!  Love this guy, but of course I am partial to Friesian crosses. 

Stephanie
 #7 
Wow! He is gorgeous! Somebody is going to get one amazing horse!
Jenn-WI
 #8 

Sorry, it's just that I'm speechless.  Wow....

kathy atkins
 #9 
I've seen Thunder Valley Danny at Midwest Horse Fair. And this is his son? What a hunk!
Cady
 #10 

Wow, I like Danny and Flurry from Thunder Valley as well. He is a bug boy! Beautiful trail/fun show mount! :)

Katie
 #11 

yup, sign me up to win the lottery.  This boy's looks are amazing!  What a real looker.  Now, if I weren't so darn poor...

Wendy W - WI
 #12 

That's a whole lotta horse!  OMG I just want to hug on him!

Jurita
 #13 

 I love the head shot. Karen will have to take some more of those. I bet he will find a new home quickly.

Karen-MHWF
 #14 
I just went out to do a midday herd check on my quick lunch break and just had to tell you all who Yukon is hanging out with...Bambi, our mini.  On my quick break I did not have time to take the camera with, but hopefully this afternoon I can get some shots of the two of them together.  It is so cute.  Funny thing, Scott just called on his way home and I asked him to guess who Yukon was hanging out with and he guessed correctly (he said he hadn't seen that earlier and just guessed, but I don't know..hehe).  :)  Bambi is about #4 rank in the herd and quite confident along with being very kind and Yukon is a big baby, so it's a perfect match.  To anyone reading who met my Hercules when he was around (we lost him last August at age 27 to cancer), Yukon reminds me a lot of Hercules, in stature and personality.  You can also add me to the list of people here who wish they could have another horse.  ;) 

Yukon is doing really well out in the herd, fitting right in.  He was running, bucking and playing this morning already with Figaro.  I will surely get some more pictures to share, and some nice head shots too Jurita. 
Denise From MN
 #15 
Be still my heart....I love those big sweet boys!
Beverly
 #16 
That is one beautiful looking horse that I'm sure someone is going to enjoy. He has such a nice look to him with a kind eye. 
BOP Mom
 #17 

I agree with Wendy - I just want to hug on him.  What a big teddy bear of a horse.  Can't wait to see some pics of Yukon with his new girlfriend!!

mel d
 #18 

What an adorable hunk of horse! Sounds as if the lottery tickets will be selling quite briskly this week!

doreen
 #19 
OH my goodness he is HUGE!!!  LOL...beautiful as well, and nicely put together.  I wonder if I would reach his shoulder???  Gee...maybe his KNEE!!

Pretty pretty big boy!
Jenni O.
 #20 

He's freaking HUGE!  I'd have to get my foot up to my neck to reach the stirrup to mount.  My husband said, "$500 for a Friesian Sporthorse???"  I don't think he'd fit in the shed with Harley though.  Someone's going to make everyone here jealous when they adopt this guy.

Kathy
 #21 

He is simply beautiful!  I am really surprised that you aren't being swamped by calls from people wanting him.  This kind of horse doesn't come along real often - I wish we had an open spot for him!!

Sara
 #22 

Wow, now that's a horse!! Good thing we're already at our absolute max here :) Someone is going to be very, very lucky. And to think, his only issue is that he needs to be ridden more, not less. What a great push to get out and ride when you might want to be lazy!

PAULA S
 #23 

 I looked on here before I went to bed last night, and I actually had a dream about him.  He is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Char
 #24 
He is one gorgeous boy. I love the head shot, and as soon as he finds someone he likes it will be a MATCH... he is one big CHUNK of horse. I even like the color, and his build.. So, beautiful.
Christina-NY
 #25 
He looks like the equivalent of a la-z-boy sofa! Does he ride just as comfy? I miss riding the big thick guys. The one's I've ridden, the canter was the smoothest, most comfy thing in the entire world!
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