Monthly Archives: January 2014

Old Issues of TMH

So, I have a confession to make. I might be a little bit of a history nerd when it comes to Morgan Horses and it recently came to my attention that TMH is making old issues available online. And I mean really old issues. They currently have the bulk of the 1940′s available for download…

2014 Sale Results

Does anyone know what the results were for the Mid-Atlantic sale? I had kinda thought I might hear something afterwards but haven’t. The website doesn’t appear to have been updated since the sale. How did it go? I did take a moment to glance at the results from the Morgan Opportunity Auction that happened last…

For Sale: 22″ Freedman Victory Pass Saddle EUC

22″ Freedman Victory Pass saddle in excellent show condition. Black/very dark brown. Only a few minor scuffs and some minor fading at the tip of the cantle, otherwise very clean, well maintained. Includes stirrups and leathers. Please write for pics and additional info. $1800 neg,

Canadian Morgan Horse Association AGM/convention

Hello All: Just wanted to share with you some information about the upcoming CMHA AGM/awards banquet to be held on April 3-5, 2014 in Markham,  ON at the Delta Markham. (Markham is about 25 mins from Toronto) We are featuring a clinic on the 4th with Phil Fountain. We have a judges panel featured on the…

Morgan Women and their Stallions

On a more light-hearted note, what is it with Morgan Women and their Stallions?  My wife handles Ken Mar Winston for all breeding and he dotes on her (well, of course-look what he gets), but he barely tolerates me and I feed him, clean him, trim him and in general am his servant.  When we…

In hand: The more things change

In the November/December issue of TMH there was a letter to the editor on the current status of the in-hand divisions. To give some context, the letter was actually received after the New England Regional in 2013, and is being reviewed by the Judging Standards Committee. The committee is seeking feedback from the Morgan community…

Used LaSalle Show Harness for sale

Used LaSalle Patent Leather Show Harness with brass fittings and red trim. Blinder has small mark and 1 girth keeper is broken. Over check/Side check bridle. Asking $450.00 – pictures available.

Lack of young stock impacting trainers

Sharing Carrots from the AMHA has a link to an article in Saddle & Bridle setting forth the huge impact that the precipitous drop in foals/registrations will have on trainers.  ASHA has seen 50plus% drop in registrations.  The article quoted 40% of Saddlebreds go into the show ring (seems like a high percent to me,…

Showing in hand question

Hi everyone, I have a question about how Morgans are shown in hand. Why do people hover so close to the face when the horses are being stood up? Why not get away from the horse and let them be seen?  It sometimes looks as if the handler is picking at the horse, fussing with…

Corcel blankets

Does anyone know what happened to Corcel? The company that made all those nice sheets and blankets for Morgans? It’s been a few years since I needed to buy one, went online and suddenly they’re just gone!