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Does George Morris own his own horse?

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  • Does George Morris own his own horse?

    Just wondering.

  • #2
    Yep, He owns a appaloosa i think

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sundaybo View Post
      Yep, He owns a appaloosa i think
      Really? The man really is perfect!
      "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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      • #4
        No, you're wrong, it's Gypsy Vanner / Appaloosa warmblood cross.

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        • #5
          I audited a clinic 6 weeks ago and he said then that the only horse he now owns is an appy he had used as a school horse. It was my impression that he thought it was a great horse, one of his favorites. I believe he said it is ancient. He told us all this because there was a fabulous little appy in the clinic that was just awesome that he loved.
          Amanda

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          • #6
            That's awesome actually! I've audited one of his clinics and intend to this year as well, I hadn't thought to ask. And to be honest, I just assumed he had a barn full of clients' fancy warmbloods to pop on. At the clinic I was at he spoke several times about how much he loved thoroughbreds and talked fondly about one he rode that was always getting him out of tught spots- it's hard to imagine George Morris making mistakes and needing his horse to bail him out!

            I have to say, I think an appy would fit him. One of my first horses that I learned to ride on was an appy and I would describe him as a George Morris in a horse's body: No treats fed by hand- put it in my bucket, stop petting my face, put your heels down and sit up, do NOT jump ahead of me (I will deposit you on the ground), that is not how you ask for a change, stop fiddling with my mouth... and he was the best teacher ever.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CupcakeTough View Post
              I have to say, I think an appy would fit him. One of my first horses that I learned to ride on was an appy and I would describe him as a George Morris in a horse's body: No treats fed by hand- put it in my bucket, stop petting my face, put your heels down and sit up, do NOT jump ahead of me (I will deposit you on the ground), that is not how you ask for a change, stop fiddling with my mouth... and he was the best teacher ever.
              Great post!
              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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              • #8
                yep, its name is Exception and I took my first jump ever on him! Hot, safe, super broke, perfect appy.

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                • #9
                  Does anyone know where GM's appy lives now?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CupcakeTough View Post
                    I have to say, I think an appy would fit him. One of my first horses that I learned to ride on was an appy and I would describe him as a George Morris in a horse's body: No treats fed by hand- put it in my bucket, stop petting my face, put your heels down and sit up, do NOT jump ahead of me (I will deposit you on the ground), that is not how you ask for a change, stop fiddling with my mouth... and he was the best teacher ever.
                    I have a couple of GREAT appies that I use in lessons and for students to show. One is a CUTE 15 hand mare, she is absolutely bombproof, I teach a five year old boy on her and he rides her everywhere! She jumps VERY nicely and swaps her leads, and a pretty cute mover, once you can get her out of "jog" mode! Have another appie gelding, he has done it all, hunters, eventing, dressage thru third level VERY successfully. You have to ride him RIGHT and if so there is little he cannot/wont do, but if you don't ride correctly he says "Huh?" and just does his own "thing". I knew George had an old one, and it makes me respect him all the more!!
                    www.shawneeacres.net

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by gg4918 View Post
                      yep, its name is Exception and I took my first jump ever on him! Hot, safe, super broke, perfect appy.
                      Exception PERFECT!

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                      • #12
                        I believe Exception is currently in Washington State, possibly where Jeff Cook now works?

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                        • #13
                          He does own an appy (Exception), which I've had the privilege of meeting! He lives at a wonderful retirement and lay-over facility in southern NC which I've stayed at several times while hauling back and forth between MA and FL. According to the farm's owner, GM calls a few times a year to check in and always wishes her a happy Easter. Pretty neat
                          Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.

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                          • #14
                            ^ Punkie, thanks. Nice to know.

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                            • #15
                              I love this. GM's only horse is an appaloosa! Who'da thunk?
                              -JustWorld International-

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by CupcakeTough View Post
                                That's awesome actually! I've audited one of his clinics and intend to this year as well, I hadn't thought to ask. And to be honest, I just assumed he had a barn full of clients' fancy warmbloods to pop on. At the clinic I was at he spoke several times about how much he loved thoroughbreds and talked fondly about one he rode that was always getting him out of tught spots- it's hard to imagine George Morris making mistakes and needing his horse to bail him out!

                                I have to say, I think an appy would fit him. One of my first horses that I learned to ride on was an appy and I would describe him as a George Morris in a horse's body: No treats fed by hand- put it in my bucket, stop petting my face, put your heels down and sit up, do NOT jump ahead of me (I will deposit you on the ground), that is not how you ask for a change, stop fiddling with my mouth... and he was the best teacher ever.
                                Haha, I had an appy like that. He was fabulous.

                                I love me some spotty ponies!
                                Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                                • #17
                                  Are there any pictures of his appy? I'm curious what it looks like! But I googled it and didn't find any pictures.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by gg4918 View Post
                                    yep, its name is Exception and I took my first jump ever on him! Hot, safe, super broke, perfect appy.
                                    This pretty much sums up the appy in the clinic, which certainly explains GM's affection for him! That little horse was awesome.

                                    My first horse was/is an appy (he's 25 now and living the life of lesiure in WV). So much fun the ride, but totally ran the show. Occasionally, he pretended to let me think I was in charge, but if I got cocky, I was reminded very quickly how things were. One of the last times I hacked him, he ran off with me and seriously threatened to unload me...at 21!!! Love that guy....still runs the show at his little retirement home.
                                    Amanda

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by saitou_amaya View Post
                                      Are there any pictures of his appy? I'm curious what it looks like! But I googled it and didn't find any pictures.
                                      I want pics too!

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                                      • #20
                                        Yes Exception to the rule is at my farm Sally;s Ark in NC , I have had him 3yrs now he is happy appy and in with Nanu retired dressage from Riverdale . Mr Morris still calls twice a year to see how his boy is .

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