Monthly Archives: May 2012

WNY 2012

This past weekend I spent some time up at the Western New York show in Buffalo. It’s hard to stay interested when I’m not invested in any way or really know anyone there that well. But I have to say, this is a nice show. The new facility (the show was held near Elmira, NY…

Changes are a-comin

As you can see, I’ve updated the look of the site a bit. Stay tuned for updated content, features, and more changes to make the site easier to navigate. As always, if you notice anything glitchy please let me know since I might not notice it.

North Star Morgan Americana-July 5-7 St. Paul, MN

Reminder that the deadline for early bird stall fee discount is tomorrow, Wednesday May 23rd for the North Star Morgan Americana Show.  No exceptions, get those entries in & take advantage of this great discount =)  Entry form & prizelist can be found at Also: NCMA Futurity nominations are due Friday June 1.  Futurity rules &…

SMMHC – Lewis and Clark Heritage Days

This weekend the Show Me Morgan Horse Club participats in the Lewis and Clark Heritage Days down on the riverfront in Historic St Charles, MO. This is an annual event that the club has participated in for many years. To my knowledge Morgans weren’t a part of the Lewis and Clark expeditions, but it’s a…

Upcoming Shows and Open Competition

First of all, FYI, I’m tentatively planning to spend Friday and Saturday in Buffalo at the Western New York show. If you’re there, and you see a girl with no hair wearing a rockin hat, stop her and say hi. Odds are, it’s me. I try not to bite, although I can’t say I always…

Pictures from Clayhill

Someone posted some pictures from the Clayhill fire that happened to show up in my newsfeed today. Truly devastating.

Clayhill’s new address

This is a double post from Facebook by Melissa Walker.  In case anyone is not aware Clayhill Farm had a devastating fire earlier this week and they are in need of EVERYTHING!!!! Attention Morgan Friends!!! I have an address where the Clayhill horses are. They have requested any leather halters and ropes, and any and…

In-Hand Divisions

In posting the new results for Red River Classic I noticed they have separate classes for in-hand based on division. So they have a Western in-hand class, Hunter in-hand and English/Classic/Park in-hand. Is this new? I’ve seen “suitability” classes before, is this basically the same thing? I’ve never seen an in-hand class explicitly defined as…

Shoeing Question

Can anyone explain to me how to correctly shoe a horse that tends to pitch their foot forward and lead with their heel as they step down and forward at the trot? I know most farriers have their ways of remedying this but I would love to understand the ‘mechanics’ of it.

Better Late Than Never

Hey Folks, sorry about the delay in getting your pending posts up. The 3 following posts were submitted over the winter when I wasn’t able to actively maintain the site. There were more and I may use them as inspiration for future topics, but I figured these were worth approving as is.