Category Archives: Storytellers

The Joy of Finding the Right Buyer

Selling a horse is rarely easy, especially when that horse has been your partner through a significant time in your life. In the past few years I’ve sold 2 such horses. The first was my Gracie girl, Hartland Artistry. She was my first Morgan, ever. I had wanted to own a Morgan since I was…

100 Years: The more things stay the same

August 18, 1910 THE REGENERATION OF THE MORGAN HORSE BY GEORGE M. ROMMEL An interesting read from 100 years ago. see: http://goo.gl/s8WC4 Jeff Morse | Green Meads Farm |Richmond, MA Carriage Driving & Morgan Horses 2011 Jeff Morse Driving Clinic Series @ Absolute Morgan Farm

Penn Ohio 2

I’m starting out day 2 here enjoying a lovely morning chilling with the Champion Hill crew.  The Carriage classes are going right now in the main ring and I can see them from where I sit in the shade.  Trainer Olivia Doutt and I discovered an unknown connection yesterday.  She grew up showing Saddlebreds in…

Penn-Ohio, coming home

Well, yesterday I made the first leg of my trip to Penn-Ohio. I won’t be going as an exhibitor, just a spectator. But this is a special show for me. Growing up the only opportunities I had to show would be when my cousins would let me play with one of their ASBs (turning their…

Funny Academy Story

Even though my first love is the Morgan, I also show saddlebreds, and sometimes help my trainer with the academy kids.  I have to tell this story because not only is it funny, but i think we can learn something from it.   I’m not sure how its done in the Morgan world, but in the…

Chapter 10 – More Morgans

Chapter 10 More Morgans I meet the man who lives next door. He comes driving up to our shared “falling down fence.” Gerry Black is his name. Jerry seems to be an old man to me. When I first met him he is only ten years older than I am now. I am currently 65…

Chapter 6 – Other People’s Cattle; by Carole Mercer

Chapter 6 Other People’s Cattle I lease out my fields to another man’s cattle. I have fields and grass and he needs the grass. The time is the end of March. March 24th to be exact. The man turns his cattle onto my upper field pasture.  March arrives like a lion and creeps out on…

Chapter 5-Morgan Horses in the First Year; by Carole Mercer

The following is a chapter by Carole Mercer sent to me for posting. Enjoy… Chapter 5 Morgan Horses in the First Year I buy more horses. I arrive with my Morgan Mare, Suzi, from California. I buy Quarter horse buckskins became I believe I will make a try at being a “master cutting horse trainer.”…

Playing

It’s been a crazy winter, and it’s only the end of December. I haven’t ridden too much since November, but decided last night to hop on Bobby Sox and just have fun. Usually, I’m working on a nice collected lope, or pivots – or whatever (there’s always something), but yesterday, I just wanted to RIDE….

Chapter 4 – Calves of the First Year; by Carole Mercer

Here is another story Carole sent to me for posting…enjoy: Chapter 4 First Calves of the First Year My first calf is born on February, Friday the 13. We have so much snow that school is cancelled. Sarah and I do a mama cow walk and find this cold baby on the wrong side of…