If I had to describe Calypso in one word it would be ladylike. She is 15 years old, and is a 15.3hh Thoroughbred mare (un-raced). She is a beautiful, shiny seal-bay with star-burst dapples. Calypso is extremely sweet and polite, and never shows signs of being in heat.
She is forward to the jumps and scopey, knows her job, and has a lovely smooth canter. She has her flying changes, but might be a little rusty as she has been ridden mostly by beginners and intermediate riders for the past couple years. Calypso can safely give a walk-trot lesson to a relative beginner, or jump around a 2'6" course. You can grow with her.
She is road safe for trail-riding, and likes to lead the way in a group. I have not tried taking her out alone, but I think she'd do fine. She is not bomb-proof but not hot or silly either. Can be handled and ridden by the more passive/less confident riders, and never ever takes advantage of them. We have even used her in our therapeutic riding program–she passed all the desensitization tests with flying colors.
She is calm and business-like away from home, and has been to many, many shows over her lifetime. She clips, bathes and stands for farrier/grooming/bathing very quietly.
Calypso has been turned out with mares and gelding alike with zero issue, and is easy to keep weight on. She needs to stay on a consistent work schedule or else her stifles may act up. This is not a horse for someone who only wants to ride a couple times a month...she would do best as a lesson horse, or with a dedicated owner/rider who wants to keep her worked and pampered. She enjoys her one-on-one time being doted upon by her person.
Calypso is UTD on vaccines, de-worming, teeth, hooves, and coggins. More photos and videos available upon request.
Asking $2000 (OBO), or $225/month for full lease (on property).
16.1hh Irish Sporthorse gelding
Sired by Mountain Pearl
13 years old
Registered with USEF, USDF and USEA
Piper is a beautiful dark brown with a perfect little star and two matching hind socks.
Piper evented through Prelim with his current owner and is a schoolmaster for the lower levels. He is a solid citizen who loves his job–especially jumping. He is good on trails and safe for husbands and children to ride–in the past year he was used as a therapy horse and a lesson horse on a regular basis. He adjusts to his rider easily...An advanced rider that knows all the buttons will have a blast on him, but he will take care of beginners as well. Piper has taught several students to jump, and helped the more advanced ones to confidently move up to the next level.
He is looking for a special person to take up the levels, as his current owner is busy training and showing her younger mount. Piper has many great years left in him and as much as he is a loved member of the barn family here, we would love to see him find "his" person.
Piper can be seen here at Sioux River Stables until Dec. 23, 2017. After that he will be in Ocala, FL for the winter show season and can be seen there.
Video of Piper on XC: http://curvetube.com/Callae_Hyde_&_Piper_…/Jx7ljBJXovw.video
Gemini Dream – SOLD!
16.2hh Dutch Warmblood gelding
Born: May 2, 2011
Breeder: Carousel Farm
KWPN-NA Registered, USDF Lifetime Registration and USEF Lifetime Registration
Gemini Dream is by Bugatti Hilltop, out of Tesana; star mare by Contango. He is fancy without being hot. Started slowly and correctly, he is going nicely walk, trot, canter, learning about bend and accepting contact, and starting some lateral work. He has been jumped up to 3' and is brave and scopey!
Gemini is not spooky or complicated (his sale video was taken during one of the first rides he's had in months, and as you will see, no lunging necessary!) He would make a fancy partner for a talented Jr/YR or AA. He trail rides and hacks out willingly, even along busy roads. He loads and travels well (has gone from WI to FL for the winter).
Due to no fault of his own, he has not been worked consistently in the past several months, but this horse picks right back up where you left off and gets better and better with every ride. He is a handsome and safe partner, ready to be brought up the levels!
Price negotiable to a great home/Payment-plan option to approved buyer.
Summit Big Sky Country ("Sky") – SOLD!
Sky is a 13hh Reg. Welsh Pony (Section B) mare born in 2007. She is safe (and easy!) to catch, tie and tack up by a child. She is too green as of right now for a complete beginner but forward and willing for a child with a little experience. She has been jumped over small fences a handful of times and is ready for more. Her canter is still fairly green but she will do a lead change in both directions. She is a reasonably priced pony ready for a child with a trainer or parent that can participate in finishing her up. Excellent bloodlines, especially for the Hunters. Loves attention, extremely friendly and eager to learn, no vices. We sent her to an excellent hunter/jumper barn a year ago to get as many kids on her as possible and they made a video of her while she was there. The kids and trainer loved her!
Sky is UTD on everything and ready to rock with her new person. Asking $3500 / $225 per month for full lease (on property).
Buddy – SOLD!
Nicely built 15hh pinto Quarter Horse gelding. Two blue eyes! Green under saddle but very quiet and safe. Was a pasture-pet for years to a family with kids who climbed all over him and rode him bareback with just a halter. Now he is at our farm learning how go in a bridle with a bit and a saddle. Can be handled and ridden by kids. Would make a great trail horse eventually with his sweet and calm nature, but is nice enough looking for the show ring too. He has the basics and he's ready for more...Perfect easy project horse for someone with some experience to finish how they like.
UTD on everything. Asking $900 OBO.