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Socrates at his first Morgan Grand National show, added ring photos post 14

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    Socrates at his first Morgan Grand National show, added ring photos post 14

    he has grown... now at just about 14.2 ... he placed fourth in the Morgan Grand Nationals yearling in-hand (which was last place) against all English horses... he is being raise as a Sport Horse... so he was shown without a whip or a second following shaking something nor was he gingered (which is not legal but they do it anyway) ...just daughter leading.

    The placing was about what we expected since "the show" is geared toward High Brow expectations ...Sport is oh since he cannot do the Real Stuff then he can be a Sport Horse... well they will see just what he can do later... but we were not expecting much this time other than exposure to the event. Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_8601.jpg Views:	1 Size:	18.3 KB ID:	10496352

    He is an interesting horse who thinks a lot of himself.... he often reminds us of daughter's Buckskin who thought A Lot Of Himself, often he would look down on the lessor steads with compassion as they did try their best but Look At Me.
    Last edited by clanter; Oct. 14, 2019, 04:31 PM.

    Congrats! he is so handsome
    Wouldst thou like the taste of butter ? A pretty dress? Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?


      He looks fabulous - congrats!


        I think he's lovely! Congratulations!


          Anyone who thinks Arabians are opinionated has not met a Morgan. :-)


            As long as daughter and pony have a great time, that is what matters. He's definitely filling out and loosing his baby appearance. Such a handsome boy.

            My Morgan thought highly of himself too. LOL Not knowing how other morgans were, I simply thought that was normal. But that "I can do that" attitude hasn't been duplicated in any other horse I've owned.
            ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


              He is so handsome!


                oh and I detect that lush full bushy Morgan tail coming in. Love it. but more pictures please.
                "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                  I have been watching parts of the show and thinking of you, hoping that you would have an update for us.
                  He is lovely.


                    Handsome as always, doesn't need a tail over his back to look any nicer.


                      Show him the weather reports from North Dakota and he will be a good boy.


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                        Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                        Show him the weather reports from North Dakota and he will be a good boy.
                        I did, he was complaining about the heat then after seeing that his old ranch land had three feet of snow, he changed his mind

                        Also showed him this, just to remind where he was seven months ago
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                          He’s gorgeous! If that’s fourth (and last) place, well, I’d take him.


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                            OK here are a few photos from the ring that we got the rights to use
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                              Handsome dude!




                                  Love him! What an intelligent expression. And give me a sport morgan or western working morgan anyday. And I know that attitude. My 15h training level western working gelding threatens any and all of the FEI level warmbloods that come near him in the warmup arena.


                                    Lovely boy! Congrats, and what an experience!


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                                      I was not there as I stayed to take care of the stock at home.... but little by little The Rest of Story Emerges...he was kind of full of energy .... which I had forewarned her, as he can be handful

                                      They got there Friday early afternoon. After cleaning him up in the evening was time for him to see where his class was to be held but she was unable to even get him to walk into the coliseum...she took him to the outback round pens where he Ran for an hour.... the next morning was his class . so at 7am once again to burn off some more of that youthful energy it it was to the round pens where he Ran for another hour.... at 8 am she took him back to the wash rack hosed him off then it was to the warm up ring at 8:45 for his class at 9 am.... he was a little on edge entering the class but stood as the photo shows without moving during the line up and behaved wonderfully.

                                      Afterwards he as just cool as could be, nothing phased him ...went back to his stall and went to sleep.

                                      But the photo of him in the line up... it is doctored to remove the rearing horse that was behind him... he stood still

                                      Wife says daughter was scared that she was going to puke on the judge as she expected him to explode....but he was a good guy

                                      Now , next year...maybe Two Year Old Harness Classes?


                                        Well, I'm glad she didn't puke! Good boy for behaving so well when it really mattered.
                                        ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~