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Miniature Geldings
CheyAut Ranch is currently home to 2 Miniature Horse geldings, and soon a third (once the deed is done!). Geldings make EXCELLENT driving horses, since they don't get as distracted as stallions and mares! Driving minis is a lot of fun. Some things you can do: Drive in parades, trail drive, drive around your neighborhood, be part of a driving drill team, compete in combined driving events, compete in pleasure driving or in breed shows... the list goes on! If you haven't driven a horse, you really are missing out on a wonderful way of enjoying your horses!
CheyAut's Chili Pepper
Chili is an unregistered 2000 gelding who stands about 35". Chili and I enjoying combined driving. We are currently competing in preliminary level in ADTs and CDEs through the Arizona Driving and Carriage Society. We have a BLAST racing through the cones and hazards! Chili always has the fastest cones course, rarely knocking balls! :) Chili is the 2008 ADCS Prelim VSE Champion! At a mini/pony show 10/08 he was Grand Champion Driving Horse! 3/09 he was 2nd place Prelim VSE at the Az HDT! At a show 10/09 he was Reserve Champion Halter horse and Grand Champion Driving Horse! He is the ADCS 2010 VSE Preliminary Reserve Champion! In 2010 he placed 2nd in a HUUUUGE gelding halter class and then was wonderful for a friend to show for her first mini show, and first time driving! Chili had many more amazing wins/placings to his credit, and it would get too long to try to list them all here as he earns them! Chili and Midnight are now learning to drive together as a pair :)
TCM Midnight Blues
Midnight is an AMHA 33" 2002 black roan gelding. He was first mine, then Craig's, drill team and Combined Driving horse. We are part of the Arizona Mini Mystique (see link at bottom of page). Midnight does well in combined driving and other driving events, as long as you don't ask him to stand still too long ;) He's a fun little guy and enjoys attention. Now that Craig is moving on to Gambler, Midnight and Chili are being started as a driving pair :)
This page last updated:
1/11/16
Dually
Dually is an unregistered 2013 colt. He is TINY! I need to measure him, but I know he's under or just at 30". He is out of our mare Ivy. I got her while she was in foal with Dually. Her previous owner denied her being pregnant, and was not willing to work with us to get him registered. I don't even know what his sire is. Dually recently came here, as he belonged to my friend who I got Ivy from (she got her from the uncooperative person), but now he's here with us as well. I made sure to show a photo of each side of him here, so you can see how she came up with his name! He is not yet gelded, but he will be soon. He's a tiny guy, but has a lot of power in that small package, so I'm planning on teaching him to drive.