I love your picutures! It looks like they have some fun. My favorite... the one with 3 kids on and the front one helping your horse hold its ears up for the photo!
the girl on the rear, she died in a motorcycle accident ... her mother asked for a lock of this mare's mane to put in her coffin as her daughter would often come over to just set with this horse and talk to her... she said her daughter loved the Foxie horse and she wanted her to have something she loved to be with her forever.
Morgans are great horses! There was one at my barn growing up whose owner didn't have time to ride, so she used to let us kids ride him first in lessons to make sure we could handle him well and then she'd let us hack him around. That pony taught us sooo much & was very well loved.
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Yes. For the most part, it really takes a long time with very little food to starve a Morgan.
Mine, a lighter, leggier version but clearly not in danger of starving. She gets about 20 pounds of first-cut grass hay and a pint of pelleted feed per day, and is in light to moderate work.
Also at the barn... This little Morgan, Cato, is 31!!! and while he's not in fantastic shape (he's at the barn partially to fatten him up a bit), he's doing great for an oldie, and is quite the little pistol.
OP, thanks for the lovely photos!
Last edited by quietann; Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:53 PM.
I love your photos OP! Especially the horse in the 2nd pic.
Morgans have a special place in my heart. I had a little (14.3h) liver-chestnut Morgan mare that was truly a once-in-a-lifetime horse. I could do anything with her, and whenever she was anxious about something she'd calm right down as soon I she saw me. I lost her to colic years ago,and I still miss her.
I also evented a friend's old-style Morgan for a few years, what a nice, sweet horse he was as well.
it should be made known that there are countless Morgans that are well off and well cared for.
Well, no ****, Sherlock.
You do know that the news item about the Morgan horses in desperate need is in no way slamming the breed, don't you? And in no way implies that all Morgans are starving to death so therefore "it should be made known...."
I've owned 3 different Morgans in my life, and I love the breed; it's fun to post pictures of them but posting photos of mine doesn't change the need of the others in Hershey.
Clanter, I have to say the same of the OP. It started off on a stupid note and did not get any better. Why not see what you can do to help those horses instead of getting defensive. This is the height of denial to try and sidetrack or downplay the ongoing situation.
"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."