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Cheyenne Wings of Gold

Pat Martin

How a ratty-looking, two-year old wild mustang from the Sand Wash herd in northwest Colorado became the gorgeous poster child for a search and rescue posse is a story worth telling. Captured west of Maybell, Colo., in October of 1995, the shaggy, pot-bellied, Palomino filly was taken to the Colorado Department of Corrections facility at Canon City to be trained by inmates there. That’s where Sherrie Walton of Cave Creek, Ariz., spotted her and saw the potential everyone else had overlooked. After six months in the Canon City Wild Horse Inmate Program, Cheyenne was taken home to Arizona, thus beginning a mutually fulfilling partnership between horse and rider.

How a ratty-looking, two-year old wild mustang from the Sand Wash herd in northwest Colorado became the gorgeous poster child for a search and rescue posse is a story worth telling. Captured west of Maybell, Colo., in October of 1995, the shaggy, pot-bellied, Palomino filly was taken to the Colorado Department of Corrections facility at Canon City to be trained by inmates there. That’s where Sherrie Walton of Cave Creek, Ariz., spotted her and saw the potential everyone else had overlooked. After six months in the Canon City Wild Horse Inmate Program, Cheyenne was taken home to Arizona, thus beginning a mutually fulfilling partnership between horse and rider.