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  • Herd of Morgan Horses found not starving to death

    The thread of titled Morgan horses starving to death just bothers me as any horse can starve to death because of mistreatment.

    As an over twenty-five year owner of possibly the best breed of horse there is it should be made known that there are countless Morgans that are well off and well cared for.

    here are a few photos of some of our American Morgan horses
















  • #2
    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!

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    • #3
      Thank you for reminding us what they SHOULD look like!
      \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns

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        #4
        Originally posted by psb View Post
        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.

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            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, 11:53 PM.
            You have to have experiences to gain experience.

            1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

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            • #7
              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.

              Some day, I'll have another Morgan.
              Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

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              • #8
                Great pics!

                I've ridden a few very nice Morgans. They are truly fabulous little horses.
                Caitlin
                *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*
                http://community.webshots.com/user/redmare01

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                  Originally posted by sophie View Post
                  I love your photos OP! Especially the horse in the 2nd pic.
                  .
                  That is Shamrock Sashay... she was about 26 in that photo..actually a true pony at 13.3h... our twin grand daughters think she is the best horse in the world

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                  • #10
                    Love your Morgans, Clanter. I knew you back *when* on UDBB. We've had Morgans for over 35 years and wouldn't ever consider anything else!
                    Ride like you mean it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by clanter View Post
                      That is Shamrock Sashay... she was about 26 in that photo..actually a true pony at 13.3h... our twin grand daughters think she is the best horse in the world

                      Little Cato is about 13.2 if he stretches reallllllly tall. My mare's a hair under 15 hands.
                      You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                      1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

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                      • #12
                        Fun pics! I have a 'herd' of two Morgans, and they're definately not starving. Tho, if you asked them...

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                        • #13
                          I guess I will have to add my starving Morgan to the bunch! http://s1172.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=6

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by clanter View Post
                            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.

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                              Originally posted by Anne FS View Post
                              Well, no ****, Sherlock.

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                              what a dumb ass reply

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                              • #16
                                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.
                                "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by clanter View Post
                                  That is Shamrock Sashay... she was about 26 in that photo..actually a true pony at 13.3h... our twin grand daughters think she is the best horse in the world

                                  OMG
                                  !!!!

                                  So stinkin cute.
                                  "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                                  ---
                                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by clanter View Post
                                    The thread of titled Morgan horses starving to death just bothers me as any horse can starve to death because of mistreatment.

                                    As an over twenty-five year owner of possibly the best breed of horse there is it should be made known that there are countless Morgans that are well off and well cared for.
                                    I think when someone posts "starving Morgans/Arabians/Paints/Saddlebreds/whatevers", it helps to attract the attention of the people who love THOSE breeds. It helps.

                                    Beautiful pictures of beautiful horses.

                                    RHdobes (owner of the 20-year old registered Morgan gelding, Blue Velvet Viper.)
                                    "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt

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                                    • #19
                                      Talking about horses looking spiffy, did you notice the awesome metallic shine on the hind end of the horse in pic #5, with the kid with the helmet over her eyes?

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                                      • #20
                                        Yay! Healthy morgans!

                                        You can never have enough pictures of beautiful, healthy horses.

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