Cheyenne is an 8 year old Friesian Heritage Horse (1/4 Friesian x 3/4 Appaloosa). She stands 15.2 hands tall. She is a bright Bay Dun (Zebra Dun) with bird spots all over her body. Her Grand-sire is the legendary Sport Friesian NERO - And his willing temperament reflects in her. Her pedigree includes the hall of fame; Prince Plaudit, Nugget Jim, Talley Man, and so many more! She has a very kind personality, is very willing and sweet. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body, but does have a few mischievous ones. She thinks its funny to steal my Gatorade and take my brushes.
Cheyenne just turned 8, June 26th 2014. She has had great training from Complete Equestrian Company, Lakeville MN who got her off to a great start. I have since began to refine her training in hopes to show her in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Jumping(non-pro show jumping), Halter in-hand and enjoy some gaming with her. Cheyenne walks, trots, and lopes very well! She will change leads, smooth stops, backs off of leg cues, pivot on her back or front feet, and is getting better at side stepping. She collects at the trot and is improving in the lope. She is soft in the mouth and doesn't require much contact. She is learning mostly off of leg cues aided in direct cues from the bit.
She will ride out on the trail and has done very well each time, she has ridden out in groups and with one other horse. We have crossed snowmobiles, four wheeler's, cars and tractors. Also we have crossed dogs, the random cat, deer, pheasant, turkey, and other 'spooky' things. She does not spook much at anything anymore, if she does get startled she normally stands in place and accesses the situation. If her rider is confident and can reassure her that the 'scary' thing is not going to eat her, she just plods along. She has crossed cricks and smaller streams, gone through mud and over logs. She goes up hills slowly, and down hills cautiously(safely). She has ridden on back roads, dirt roads and near heavily trafficked roads. She still needs reassurance when the semi-trucks go by but handles the busy streets fairly well. We haven't had anyone zoom by at 70mph and honk their horn at us so I have no idea what'll happen in that situation... hopefully never have to experience that (hehe).
She has been doing a ton of arena work for training and refining her skills. She has been doing training for western pleasure mostly, some enlgish pleasure too. She has done work for Halter Showmanship, but still needs work to square up correctly. She has done small jumps with me but can easily clear a large jump, she knows how to lift herself up and clear the obstacle. She knows how to stick to the rail, and goes both ways without a fuss. She will trot circles for hours, literally hours!
Cheyenne is also being used as a lesson horse for beginner riders. She does great with inexperienced riders and will walk with them all day. She has taken beginner riders over obstacles, around poles and brought up their confidence. She has also done lessons for intermediate riders and built their confidence as well, she can easily teach a person what they are doing wrong or right. "Your pulling me back but telling me to go... I'm just going to stand here." - Cheyenne some days. She has also had my 3 year old cousin ride her, and tug on her nose(wish I had my camera, it was priceless), pull her mane, drag around her lead rope and run a muck about her.
She has been ridden double, bareback, english and western saddled. She can ride in her halter and lead rope, which I do most days. She can also be ridden in a hackamore, which is most common for the trails. She will also be ridden in an O-ring snaffle for pleasure training. She stands for saddling and bridling, picks up her feet and loves to be brushed.
Leaser will have the option to ride the horse on site, on the trails, to local shows or events and game shows. Anything that is off the property, ie; shows, games, events, trails must be prior authorized by the owner. Leaser is not in charge of any veterinary or farrier care that the horse requires on a regular basis (see contract for more details).
Cheyenne is available for ON SITE lease only. She is not for sale, nor will I consider selling or trading. She is located in Elk River, MN on a property that offers an indoor and outdoor arena, 5+ miles of woven trails on the property, within 20 minutes of two state parks, within 10 minutes of M&D Farm, and within 20 minutes of High Circle Vee. Leaser will have the ability to use all of my tack and equipment. There is a 1 week or 5 ride trial period with free lesson (supervised ride).
- Partial Lease: $130 a month. Maximum 3 days per week.
- Full Lease: $170 a month. Up to 7 days per week.
If you have any questions regarding Cheyenne or the Lease please feel free to contact me, I'll gladly answer any questions you may have. Would like to find a leaser as soon as possible. If under the age of 18 leaser must have parental consent. Legal Guardian must sign the leasing contract for anyone under the age of 18. Please contact Kori at Autumn Vale Equestrian Company at the attached email address, or phone number. Feel free to message me on facebook (Link Below).You can find more pictures of Cheyenne on this link;