Category Archives: Western

Morgan western shoeing

I am new to the morgan world and have read the usef rules on shoeing,  but I would still like alittle help.  I am center kentucky and would like to find a good farrier that shoes morgans. arabs, saddlebreds.  If anyone knows of good farriers in central ky please let me know.  Also anyone in…

Half-Morgan Competition

Earlier this month AMHA announced a Half-Morgan competition program. This program will be open to a number of disciplines including dressage, endurance and competitive trail, open competition, carriage/CDE, and eventing. I know the Arab world has had half-Arab programs for some time. More information on the Morgan program can be found on both USEF’s and…

Dale Chavez Training Saddle for sale

Dale Chavez Training Saddle I just listed my Dale Chavez “Trainer” Western Rough Out Saddle on Ebay. This saddle has the shorter 26 inch skirts so it will fit shorter backed horses like Morgans very well. Go to www.ebay.com and do a Search for item number 280718086476   VERY comfortable saddle!   No Reserve!

Sixth Annual Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale, 8/6/11

The Spokane Morgan Club http://www.spokanemorganclub.org presents The Sixth Annual Stallion Showcase & Horse Sale at Lady Raven Stables minutes north of Spokane on August 6, 2011. See the event web site for directions, entry blank, photos from the first five years and more. We are expecting 500+ people to attend in 2011 now that we…

New Poll: Favorite Disciplines

With a blog title of “Above Level” I’ve often assumed this site would attract a primarily Saddle Seat audience.  I’ve honestly been a bit (pleasantly) surprised by the positive responses to Hunter and Western discussions, and I know we have some dressage and reining riders in our midst.  I’m very interested to see the results…

Park Western

Apparently it’s Western Week here on Above Level.  In the spirit of the “Park Hunter” debate, I thought it might be appropriate to point to some “Park Western” mounts.  First, here’s a picture that got posted a few months ago over on http://oldmorgans.blogspot.com/  This is Rex’s Major Monte, being ridden by Frank Waer.  I don’t…

Western Bitting and Bosals

Hey guys, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  Did you miss me?  Did you even notice I was gone?  I just finished up the last piece of pumpkin pie today.  Apparently it was still good, although I smothered it with enough Cool Whip to cover up any suspicious flavor. To try to kick us back into gear…

Looking for old issues of the Morgan Horse Magazine

Hello Everyone:   I am seeking old issues of the magazine dating in the late 1980′s.  More specifically, I would like to find some pictures of Funquest Altair.  Does anyone have any available?  I have been searching online for the past few months but was not successful.

Pet Peeves

  I know I can’t be the only one with “pet peeves” about what they see in the show ring.  Most of mine are within the rules but just don’t seem right to me.  I wonder if others agree or have any thoughts.  In no particular order, but all I have seen recently in the…

Retraining to break at the poll??

Hello, I would love to hear some suggestions on ways to retrain my gelding to break at the poll. Currently he is breaking at the third vertebrae instead which causes his ears and head/face to be carried lower than the third vertebrae. So he looks over rounded I guess sometimes.  In looking at lots of…