Category Archives: Humor/Opinions

Morgan Versatility

I’ve been thinking lately about discussions that have been had in the past about Morgan versatility. It is part of the appeal of our breed after all. There have been few shows I’ve attended that have had some sort of versatility class or award. It’s my understanding that this sort of thing used to be…

Judging

Do I dare bring this up? Ok, yes. I dare. It seems people love to gripe about judging. Although I haven’t heard much lately. Maybe I’ve just grown immune to it, or maybe I’m choosing not to look for it. Criticisms are more common than proposed solutions. One solution often mentioned is that we should…

The Lost Art of the Local Show

Sometimes I think back to my childhood and wonder how things have changed so much in less than 30 years (yes, I’m a young’n). Sometimes I wonder why the local show scene where I live now is so different from where I grew up. Then I wonder if it’s reality that’s changed or just my…

Lippit Classes

As I was just posting the results for Connecticut Morgan I noticed they have classes specifically for Lippit in hand, Lippit Pleasure Driving and Lippit Pleasure Saddle. To a certain degree I can see why they might offer these classes, and they had a decent number of entries. But this feels like a potential slippery…

Horse & Academy

Today I attended the first ever editorial board meeting for the new advice and all around fun magazine Horse & Academy. The board is all children ages 8-16. It is a bold move (even though I am 12 myself). The idea of this Magazine is for parents to understand and learn all about not only academy but…

Cow Crazy is the new Horse Crazy

I always take pride the story of when I was younger and my parents said to me “If you can save up enough money to buy a horse then you can have a horse” never expecting that I would actually do it. Well, this girl’s parents told her a flat out “no”. And, as desperate…

Physics and Horseshoeing

   There is a discussion going on down the blog about show shoes, length of toe and weight.     I remarked that I felt length of toe was probably more stressful on the joints/ligaments of a Morgan show horse than the weight of the shoe/pad.     But I DON’T KNOW for sure.     And I don’t think anyone…

Versitile Morgans

I am a nobody in the “Morgan World” but am well known  around my own 25 acres  :).  This post supports the chat about how show horses can do so much more!  I’ve just come in from a wonderful morning of trail riding around the farm with my daughters.  They rode their Welsh ponies.  I…

SHOW vs. USE (Revisited)

 I imagine most of the readers of this blog are tired of the discussions covering the Plaintiffs Proposed Bylaws which will be voted upon at the convention.   I too am weary.   However, I received the mailing from Marjorie Hazelwood in the mail today (it apparently was sent out in November) and so I have had a chance…

A trip down memory lane

In the process of a pending move I’ve been sorting through some of my things figuring out what can get tossed, what can go to Goodwill, what can go in storage and what can come with me.  One of the drawers that I haven’t opened in years is the photo drawer.  I’ve never been one…