JS Aliyana is a fancy young PRE Andalusian ready to go in whatever direction you'd like! "Ali", as she is known around the barn, is a very beautiful mare, with feminine looks, a pretty little head and face, gorgeous neck, and excellent topline. She has a very well-placed neck, great shoulder, and correct, blemish-free legs. Her feet are rock solid- always barefoot with no issues. Ali has a long, thick tail, and would have a very long and thick mane if you wanted her to...I keep it pulled short because that's simply my personal preference. She will get you noticed and attract compliments wherever you go.
Ali has been allowed to grow and mature at her own pace. She was a slow grower, so she had extensive groundwork done as a late 2 and 3 year old while I waited for her to grow up physically. She has grown up with other horses in turnout and pasture, and has been allowed to be a horse. She has always been extremely easy, willing, and intelligent. She learns very quickly, retains what she's been taught, and thoroughly enjoys working. She is forward thinking, but not nervous or rushing. She is not lazy and works well off your leg, but is also happy to transition down and walk on a loose rein. She has an excellent brain, is not spooky or flighty, and stays focused on her rider/handler.
Ali was started under saddle in the summer of 2013 as a 4 year old. She was extremely easy to back, and never flinched or batted an eye. No bucking, bolting, or rearing ever. She is not spooky or flighty, and is more the type to walk up and be curious about something new rather than want to turn and flee. She has grown up being exposed to all sorts of farm machinery, such as tractors, combines, plows, field sprayers, tractor trailers, hay elevators, etc. She has also spent her life around all types of animals, such as cows, pigs, chickens, goats, dogs, cats, etc., and is very accustomed to loud noises and weird objects. These things are all treated as regular everyday life for her, so they are no big deal.
Ali is very fun to ride, and very straightforward. As a 4 year old she learned w/t/c, relaxation and rhythm, and how to stop and go off of my leg aids. Her walk is relaxed and forward, with great overstride and nice swing through her topline. Her trot is balanced and comfortable, and will be very easy to sit. Her canter is forward and uphill, with natural ability to sit back on her hindquarters, which will make collection work easy down the road. We also went for hacks quite often down the gravel roads, with or without company. She then had most of the winter off because we don't have an indoor arena, and Illinois had a brutal winter. She is now back in work (since May 2014) and doing great. She never missed a beat even after having several months off.
Since I am pregnant now and can't ride very effectively, Ali has been with a friend of mine since May. He has been riding her western, which she looks adorable doing, and trail riding her through the woods and across creeks. She never hesitated the first time he asked her to cross water. She is quiet, safe, and very level headed. No spooking or nervousness, and you can trail ride her on a loose rein. She has been ridden out of the ring bareback, and is safe for others to hop on and go. She loves all the attention she can get, and is happy to just walk along and enjoy the scenery. She would be a super fun horse for someone to show successfully one weekend, and then go on an overnight trail ride with the following weekend.
I have had Ali since she was born, and she was meant to be my forever horse. But life happens, and with a baby on the way, I know I won't have the time for her for a very long while. She deserves someone who wants to ride regularly, compete, trail ride, and make her the center of their world. She is very sweet and affectionate and loves her people. Her ground manners are impeccable. She clips, ties, bathes, loads and unloads in the trailer like a champ, stands quietly for the vet and farrier, and is easy to turn out and bring in from the pasture. She has always had regular vet/farrier care, and has had her teeth floated and wolf teeth pulled. No vices or blemishes. Perfectly sound and healthy. This is a fantastic young horse that someone will be very lucky to get. I wish I could keep her for myself, as she's the perfect blend of quality show horse, valuable broodmare, and safe family horse.
Ali is by the very well-known and successful imported Cardenas stallion, Heroe MAC. He is a Best Movement Champion, National Champion, multi-regional Champion and a National Champion Top 5. He continuously passes on his stellar temperament and expressive gaits to his offspring, and is a valued broodmare sire. Ali's dam, CA Cabella, is also an impressive advocate of the PRE breed. She had a successful show career before retiring to become a broodmare. Cabella is sired by the famous stallion Navarre GF. With these bloodlines, Ali will be a valuable asset to anyone's broodmare band. She has been DNA tested and is heterozygous grey, so she can produce solid foals.
In 2009 as a weanling, Aliyana competed twice. Her first show was qualifiers for IALHA Regionals. She placed 2nd in the 2 Year Old Fillies & Under on the first day of qualifiers, and she won the class the second day under a different judge. Both judges loved her and made wonderful remarks about her. She also went Andalusian Reserve Champion Mare (all ages)!
At the Region 3 IALHA Regional Championships, Aliyana won the Andalusian Filly Weanling Futurity, and was also Region 3 Reserve Champion Andalusian Fillies 2 Years & Under! With these accomplishments, Aliyana qualified for the IALHA National Championships in Texas. Aliyana has developed into an impressive mare, and has a very promising future ahead of her! She definitely has what it takes to show at the National level.
If you're looking for a fun, safe horse that will get you noticed and win in the show ring, as well as carry you safely down the trails, don't let this girl pass you by! She will be a wonderful addition to someone's family.