"I was looking for a place to train my nine year old gelding. Since having a baby, his and my time together reduced to very little. My confidence fell and I felt like I had never rode before. He had a lot of ground work in him but still continued to bite at me often. I also stopped riding him because he made me nervous with his head swings and hopping around. Cassandra took me under her wing and took him in. He stayed a couple months with her and I was able to get lessons on him. He was very naughty with her but came around quickly! Best of all, Cassandra started where I was at. I was so nervous! She is very patient with me which is what I need. He is home now and eager to please. He rocks riding on trails and loves the water. He is very level headed and does not even attempt to bite me anymore. I am so excited at this new beginning we have gotten! Thanks Cassandra"!
Amanda Lustig (Menomonie, WI)
"Recently I was looking for someone to teach my daughter western riding and I came across CS Performance. Cassandra returned my call with a couple hours and our first lesson was set up. Kali my daughter learned more with in the lesson then we had hoped for. Cassandra is very patient and full of knowledge about horses. In the short time that we have been training with Cassandra, my daughter has created a bond both with the horse and her trainer. I would recommend CS Performance to everyone".
Sue Brathol ( Woodvile , WI)
"I had a very positive experience working with Cassandra with my green broke gelding and lessons for my daughter. From our first meeting she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She had my gelding going to my expectations and kept me updated throughout his training. She also came right over when I had a problem after getting him home and worked through it with us. I am very pleased with my gelding. I would use Cassandra again for training and lessons"!
"We were looking for someone to help us out with our difficult 5 yr old mare Lily. Cassandra worked with Lily and my 2 daughters, ages 9 & 12, for about 4 months. We couldn't have had a better experience. It was so fun to watch the progress Lily made each time we went up there and to watch Cassandra work with her. She became a horse that we can all ride and enjoy. We have had no problems with Lily since we got her home either. It was also so great to watch the confidence in my daughters grow each time they rode, and I tried to soak up as much knowledge from her as I could! Cassandra is easy to work with, always gets back to you, and keeps you informed of what is going on. She still answers any questions we have and is always willing to help out. Whenever I ask the girls if they want to go ride they always ask if they can ride with Cassandra"!
Kim, Elena, & Katlyn Brummel
"Last summer we fell in love with a 2 month old QH colt who shortly afterwards became part of the family. With limited experience and a profound love for him the journey began. We scouted the area in search of much needed training and guidance as new horse owners. After visiting numerous websites, reading Bio's, and seeking the advice of other reputable horse people we emailed Cassandra. After meeting with her, we immediately knew we had made the right choice. Armed with wisdom beyond her years, education and experience, coupled with good old fashioned horse sense . . . priceless. Watching her work with him, his level of comfort with her, and seeing how far he has come is nothing short of amazing. Her level of commitment and reliability are outstanding. We are far more confident about Cam's future knowing that Cassandra will continue to play a major role".
Dennis Auld and Sue Snyder (Hammond, WI)
New colt owners
"Just thought I should let you all know that this is an amazing place with an amazing trainer! I have boarded a couple different horses with Cassandra over the past year and a half, and I can't imagine being anywhere else. I've been extremely happy with the treatment my horses have received and the communication from Cassandra on updates and appointments coming up! Also, going to horse shows and trail rides once in a while too. This is a great barn to be at, so come board your horses here and tell your friends"!
Stefanie Schmidt (Isanti, MN)
"My horse was seriously injured in an accident. I just want to say how thankful I am to the wonderful people at CS Performance Horses who are looking after him. I am very impressed by and extremely appreciative of the expert care they have provided to my horse. They are doing such a wonderful job and show genuine concern for Maverickâ??s health and comfort. Cassandra is a wealth of knowledge and is very patient with my horse who has trouble seeing. I would recommend CS Performance Horses to anyone! (Update: The incredibly painful decision was made to euthanize Maverick. Cassandra was there beside me every step of the way and I will forever appreciate her kindness and friendship".
Brianna Clark (Baldwin, WI)
"Starting a horse search after six years post owning a horse, I had no idea where to start. I came across Cassandra's ad for Rebel and was immediately drawn. She was quick to respond and answer any and all of my questions. The experience I've had almost makes me not want to leave :)! She even took time to work with both me and Rebel... mainly me, on riding to get to know each other better. This will be my first stop if I ever purchase another horse and recommend to anyone looking! Thank you Cassandra for an amazing experience"!!!
Tara Skatrud (New Richmond, WI)
"We purchased a paint Filly from CS Performance Horses and we were so happy with her. Cassandra was so great to work with and the filly had such a good start on her groundwork when we got her. Cassandra also drove us to pick up another horse, it was a long trip! We would never have been able to make that trip on our own and ended up having such a great time with her. Afterward we had her put 30 days on the 2 year old filly and were so pleased with the results. I was was nervous about taking her home and we have had no problems with her since Cassandra worked with her. She took the time to show and tell us how to handle her and to continue on with her training. I was especially happy that Cassandra didn't just ride her in the arena, but rode her around outside, so she had some experience with that also. I would highly recommend Cassandra for training and lessons. She also has some very nice horses for sale and I would never be nervous about buying one from her".
Brenda Williams (Rice Lake, WI)
"I had a phenomenal experience working with Cassandra. She sold me a beautiful filly that's healthy and was well taken care of. She's very willing to negotiate to something that works for you and what can fit your schedule. She has been so friendly to me and I appreciate all the work she has done. I would highly recommend buying a horse from her because you're guaranteed to be happy with what you get. She works hard for what she loves to do and I'm so glad I decided to purchase my horse from her. Thank you Cassandra"!
Jenna Erickson (Anoka MN)
"Cassandra was GREAT to work with! She would call back right away, and was easy to get a hold of. I bought a mare from her, and just love her! She is a great little horse who has taught me a lot! And whenever I have a question about Midnight, Cassandra is always willing to help me on how to fix something or what to try differently. She was very honest, about the good and bad. I would definitely buy from her again"!!
Sam Winans (St Cloud, MN)
"My family's experience with Cassandra has been tremendous!! She has trained 3 of our horses! 2 of them were last year and they are great riders!!! The other one was a couple years ago and she is one of the best riding horses on the farm!! The other two are close behind! My sisters and I are very satisfied with her training"!
Henk Family (Birchwood, WI)
"CS Performance Horses is a wonderful horse facility. I purchased Pepsi from them in fall 2010 and was a first time Mare in Foal owner. Cassandra did everything she could to help me out with registration paperwork, horse care, and anything else I needed. If I ever had a problem, she was more than willing to help. When I breed/buy again, I will without a doubt give CS Performance Horses a call again"! :)
Amanda Hovey (Alma Center, WI)
New Mare Owner!