Wondriano
2007 Gelding by Wonderful (Weltmeyer/Bolero)
out of EM Fountainhead (Fabriano/Werther)
$15,000

Foaled on April 12, 2007, "Prairie" has a pedigree
studded with legendary Hanoverian stallions including
Weltmeyer, Fabriano, Bolero, and Werther along with nine
States Premium and Elite Mares in the last four
generations.  

He's a handsome chestnut with a star-strip-snip and one
hind stocking.  At age 5 he's 16.2H (never put it past them
to keep growing to the age of 6!)  It's possible he might
still have some growth left in him.  He has an elegant,
harmonious conformation, with excellent bone,
well-formed withers, a deep chest and well set-on neck.  
He bears a remarkable resemblance to his sire, Wonderful
(below).  

Prairie has been pasture-raised.  Studies have found that
the best exercise regimen for young horses is one with
lots of walking, some trotting, and short bursts of canter
-- exactly the exercise that horses at pasture do.  This
kind of program helps ensure the proper development and
lifelong soundness of Prairie's bones and joints.

Furthermore, Prairie has been properly socialized in a
mixed herd of mares and geldings, adults and juveniles,
which is important for mental and social development.  
Prairie has been given the best start a young horse could
have.

Prairie interacts well with people, and enjoys training
sessions.  He submits readily to human authority and
accepts correction without fear or resentment.  He has
been brought along carefully with good foundation
training, and he's happy to oblige any request of which
he's capable.


Nancy Makowski     
Owner/Breeder
HC 69 Box 48A
Rociada, NM  87742
Home: 505-425-9124
nancy.makowski@us.army.mil
From the 2007 American Hanoverian Society Breeders' Guide:

"The German FN ranked Wonderful as the
number one young sire in 2000 based on the
FN competition statistics achieved by his 44 competition offspring.  He also sired six
States Premium mares, two German mare show grand champions, one U.S. Elite Mare and
six Verden auction horses.  Amazingly, all these records were accomplished with only 99
foals he sired before he was purchased for sport.  He achieved up to 85% at M Level
dressage, and learned all FEI movements by age eight. . . Pan Am and World Cup Gold and
2004 Olympic Bronze medalist Debbie McDonald has selected Wonderful for breeding. . . "

SIRE:
Wonderful (Weltmeyer/Bolero)
16.1H chestnut Hanoverian,
owned by Violet Jen,
Wonderful Sport Horses,
Palo Alto, CA.
(
www.1derful.com)
    WORLD CUP I
WOERMANN
  WELTMEYER
  St. Pr. SENDERNIXE
    St. Pr. ANKA
ABSATZ
WONDERFUL
    St. Pr. ADELSBUCH
    BOLERO
BLACK SKY xx
  St. Pr. BONNY
  BARONESSE
    ARKA
ARGUS
      St. Pr. DUELLGIRL
    WENDULAN
WENDEKREIS
  FABRIANO
  St. Pr. DUELLINDE
    AGMARA
AZUR
EM FOUNTAINHEAD
    LANTANA
    WERTHER
WENDEKREIS
  St. Pr. WELTDAME
  MEISTERKRONE
    St. Pr. WALESCA
WALDHORN
      AUSKEHR
A good indicator of a youngster's adult character is to look
at the temperaments of his sire and dam, and any other
offspring they've produced.  Prairie's sire, Wonderful,
demonstrates in his stallion video that he can be ridden on
a loose rein by a little boy who's barely big enough to
scramble into the saddle by himself!  Wonderful is sire to a
long list of breed show and performance champions.  
Prairie's damsire, Fabriano, is known for producing highly
trainable horses.  Just check out the USEF end-of-year
standings, and you'll see Fabriano's name figuring
prominently in the pedigrees of performance horses
currently in international competition. Prairie's dam, EM
Fountainhead, is a half-sister of the Class I Hanoverian
stallion Fabuleaux, who rated 9's in temperament and
willingness to work in his stallion performance test (as
well as 9's on walk and trot and 10 for canter!)  

Prairie was imprinted at birth, and he's the first one to
come to the fence to visit.  He loves games.  He's
inquisitive, fearless, and first in the herd to investigate
and play with new objects.  Even the scary elk hide (which
still terrifies all the other horses) is just another toy to
Prairie.  He picks it up in his teeth, tosses it about, stomps
it with his front feet, steps over it, and goes back to
grazing while we lay it on his back and marvel at his
easy-going temperament.  

Prairie stands quietly for grooming, bathing, fly spray,
blanketing, braiding -- in fact, just about anything you
want to do with him.  From the time he was a few weeks
old, he would lead easily, trailer like a champ, and even
stand tied for short periods.   After his first trim at the age
of two months, our farrier said he'd never worked with a
nicer, more mannerly foal in 31 years of trimming horses.  
Prairie allows us to clean his private parts without a fuss,
and administer oral medications without restraint of any
kind -- not even a halter!  (He thinks a dose syringe is
some kind of lollipop.)  It's easy to doctor him when
needed, because he's so trusting and cooperative.  He has
been taught to politely turn his face away when he
receives his rations, since it's not a safe practice to let
horses snatch feed out of your hands.  In short, you simply
couldn't ask for a youngster that is easier to handle, or
more user-friendly.

His under-saddle training is well underway.  Under saddle
he is docile and compliant.  He's currently learning "go,"
"stop," and steering, so he's still working on the very
basics.  

He's a bargain at $15,000.  As always, the price will
increase with additional training.

I'd like to see him go to a new owner who has the skills to
develop his wonderful innate talents.  A good home is a
must.  He has the temperament to be an awesome mount
for a junior or adult amateur -- uncomplicated, steady,
willing, generous and kind.  He'll truly be someone's
dream horse!
Home
Our Mares
Horses for Sale
Wondriano (Hann.)
Horses for Sale
Samba (Half
Andalusian)
Contact Us
Horses for Sale
Royal Tiki (Hann.)
Horses for Sale
Adopted yearlings