The main use of horses among the Cheyenne Indians was to hunt buffaloes. The introduction of horses to North America also caused the Cheyennes to migrate frequently.
Before the Cheyenne Indians had horses, they used to hunt on foot, which was a difficult task. The buffaloes could run away faster than them. After the Pueblo Indians had forced the Spanish out of their land, the Spanish left many horses behind. The Pueblo Indians took the horses and raised large herds. They traded them to other Indians and trained them how to use horses. After a short time, plain Indians had learned how to use horses. Along with hunting, horses were also used for raids and wars.