Fritz Panhuys is an absolutely stunning friesian cross quarter horse warmblood. His sire was imported from Europe and was in the top 3% of his kuerig.
One thing that is really special about this cross, and this horse in particular, is that you can ask him to perform a high level task, and he is completely calm right afterwards. While the rider must be able to be firm (he is still 4) and able to ride a powerful horse (he is a warmblood), he may be uniquely suited for someone who wants a horse that will allow them a long way to grow. He forgives mistakes and never escalates a situation. He rarely spooks, but if he does, 99 out of 100 times, his feet never actually move (nothing is ever 100% certain with an animal- but he is outstanding in this regard). He is sweet, and loves to give kisses.
His movement will equally suit a dressage rider as he has a natural self carriage and way of moving that leaves most observers in awe. We have seen him perform most of the airs above the ground in the field.
Fritz is progressing well in his training. He has excellent bascule in his jump, floating movement for dressage and stunning good looks. He also has clean and solid legs, without being heavy or weighted down. He has a gorgeous trot and a beautiful, rhythmic canter.
All of his ground training was done utilizing natural horsemanship. Great care has been taken to establish a respectful, well behaved horse, with a wide range of exposure.
The video was taken by Casey, my husband, on his bike to get most of these shots. You can see that Fritz was alone in the video, yet he remained positive and relaxed. Not to mention, being chased by a bike. We had not exposed Fritz to a bike prior to filming. The video is a summary of a visit to Queeny park including warm up, schooling and cool-down. At the end of the video, we also show him loading.
Halfway through the filming, another party schooling on the course had a rider-fall and a loose horse. When I saw only 1 rider able to go after the horse, I brought Fritz in to assist. We galloped around the other edge of the field gaining ground, but were careful not to push the horse further from the other rider in pursuit. When he turned down a narrow section of trail, we followed and provided a block. Fritz was businesslike, and calm throughout the entire experience.
In the video, this happened between the ditch shot and the last bank. You can see no change in his demeanor even after all that excitement.
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