- Horse Name: Aiyanna
- Price: $10,000
- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Breed: American Warmblood
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 16.0 Hands
- Color: Other
- Foal Date:
- Markings: Silver Bay with Stripe and Socks
- Weight: 1400 lbs
- American Warmblood Society
- Dressage (Trained)
- Brood Mare
- Trail Horse
- Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
12 Year Old, 16hh, silver bay with lots of chrome, Registered & Branded Red Preferred American Warmblood Mare. Confidence-Giver with ultra-sweet puppy dog personality.
Same owner/trainer for 8 years - been ridden inconsistently over the past year due to lack of time due to overwhelming work obligations
Working second level dressage with mind, work ethic and willingness to go higher
Established changes, halt/canter/halt, shoulder in, haunches in, working half pass and half steps - she is just too deconditioned at the moment for more. Definitely through no fault of her own - she loves to learn and work. Has been trail ridden and used in film productions. She likes to be the lead horse!
Forward, ultra responsive to aids, soft mouth, great brakes and will babysit a nervous rider. If she feels the rider is off-balance, she will simply stop and wait for the rider to regroup.
NEVER needs to be lunged, regardless of how many days/weeks/months she has been off - she is consistently well behaved and you can always climb right into the saddle without her being silly. She has never bolted, spooked, napped, or displayed any rude behavior in the entire time I have had the pleasure of her in my life. She has only bucked once and that was at a busy, rated show when I asked for the transition to canter - but it was her first show! She has never offered a buck since. I have never jumped her, but there was a time when a 12 year old girl came out and popped her over some small jumps, and Aiyanna seemed to have fun with that. She has only ever been ridden dressage, otherwise.
Stands for vet and farrier. Currently barefoot but she does better with shoes as her feet can be a little brittle. I have never had to clip her as she is always blanketed heavily during winter so she has never grown a big winter coat with me.
Was always phenomenal loading in the trailer - when she was transported from Florida to Arizona, she ended up in the transporters rig for 6 days, so now she will hesitate a little before going in, but just for a few minutes. I do not have access to a trailer to load her daily until her confidence is restored. But she does travel well. She does better with a ramp rather than a step up.
She enjoys being with other horses and could possibly make a great broodmare, too - she has never been bred. She is stunning to look at with a dainty, pretty head and elegant movement. She would also look adorable as a carriage horse if trained how to drive.
She is very sweet with children, tolerates dogs and is a pleasure to have at any barn. Everybody that meets her, falls in love with her.
This is an absolutely devastating sale for me - I broke and trained this girl from when she was 4 years old and planned to keep her for life. I simply feel that due to work obligations, I am not doing her the justice she deserves. I only get to see her for about an hour every weekend and the rest of the time, she is just hanging out and waiting for me. I am looking for an extremely loving, permanent home where she will be cherished, enjoyed and somebody’s best friend, or part of a family. Absolutely no dealers, please, as I would want the first right of refusal in the event that the buyer can no longer keep her.
Open to vet and you are welcome to bring your trainer, too!
I had listed her for sale for the same reasons a few years back, and although inundated with interested buyers, I simply could not find the courage or the heart to go through with the sale. This time, I feel I am not being fair to my girl, so if the perfect home is out there (which I hope is you!), then I will be more unselfish this time!
I will try and get an updated video of her under saddle, but as I said, lack of time is very prohibitive at the moment. I do have lots of cell phone clips of how she is on the ground with children handling her. I would not recommend her for a rank beginner as her training is too advanced for that, however for a nervous rider or somebody working at training level or higher, she would be ideal. This is the horse that is versatile enough for you to train, show, trail ride and then enjoy as an overgrown puppy dog for your bonding time. I am sure if you wanted to breed her to a world class stallion, you would have an absolutely incredible sporthorse prospect out of her, too!
Only $10,000 to a wonderful home. Please, no time wasters, this is a very, very sad sale.
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