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  • Does anyone have Morgans?

    Pictures? Yes I know people are breeding them for saddle seat. I'm more interested in the Lippit type.

  • #2
    clanter has a number of old-style Morgans

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now). Spy is gone. April 15, 1982 to Jan 10, 2019.


    • #3
      I have a Morgan I use for dressage but he’s a gelding so not sure if you’re looking for pictures lol. Foundation (Baptiste) on top and more show lines on the bottom. He’ll be 6 in May and we just got a 67% at our first level debut right before COVID hit


      • #4
        here is daughter's long yearling, Prairie Hill Socrates , he is 22 months old at this time (picture was taken yesterday)stands about 14.2 or 3 , 1050 pounds... a really good horse, like all Morgans he wants to help you do everything
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        we had other Lippits, here is Shamrock Foxie Joy, we had her twenty seven years, She Was Supposed to have been our kid's English Pleasure horse...she did everything But English Pleasure
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        George Issac
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        here is Shamrock Sachet, she was pure Lippitt, stood 13.3h and was a powerhouse (George Issac was her son)
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        Shamrock Sachet and Shamrock Foxie Joy were of old blood, each step back in their pedigree you dropped back about 25 years.... you drop five generation and you were into the late 1800s

        and of course daughter's prior horse Prairie Hill Mulligan
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        • #5
          and we have Bonnie who is very typie, she is 22 Years old photo was taken yesterday
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          and Lakota who is eight year old
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          • #6
            We have found Prairie Hill Morgans (located in North Dakota) to be a good place to purchase old style horses, the owners are dedicated to breeding reliable stock .... really can not say enough good things about them.


            Lakota also came from North Dakota, but from another breeder

            The Shamrock horses came from Shamrock Farms in Kentucky.... they have since closed

            this was last March when daughter picked up Socrates in between Blizzards

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            notice the first photograph I grass...and the above snow


            • #7
              I have had Morgans.

              My first was an unregistered (or lost papers), probably Brunk-bred, bay mare. My hunt seat instructor bought her from someone at the Battle Creek Hunt Club, then sold her to one of her students. I got to ride Nicky in lessons for two years and eventually bought her from her owner. I showed her quite a bit locally and was once approached by some Morgan people who asked me her breeding. I owned her for 26 years until she passed away at age 36.

              My second Morgan, Blue Velvet Viper, was another bay and 15 years old when I bought him. He had been gelded at 9 years old and had a few foals on the ground. One of his get, Atta Lane Bronzemen, did pretty good at Training Level eventing. Blue was 'dumpy looking' when out in the pasture, but as soon as you put a saddle and bridle on him, he puffed himself up, arched his neck, and turned into the "Black Stallion." He was a joy to ride---I don't know if it was his personality or how he had been trained. He knew his job and was always willing to do it.

              My third, OPG-Ace-In-The-Hole, was HPF (High Percentage Foundation). He was a gorgeous liver chestnut (in the spring, bleached out in summer) gelding. Somehow, he made his way up from Texas to Michigan. I bought him from a craigslist ad that my barn owner found and told me about two months after having to put Blue down. I bought Ace, too, at age 15 and had to put him down last summer due to cancer after owning him not quite three years. He was more opinionated than Blue, and it took us a year to "click." But we did.

              I am looking for another Morgan, and it MUST be either Lippitt or 100% Foundation. I want to find something that is not too young (I am 65 years old and can't wait for it to grow up), nor too old---I still have some hunter/jumper/dressage/eventing aspirations. Most of what I am finding is greenbroke, trained western, not trained at all, or so far away that it will cost me as much or more to have it delivered as to buy it. I might consider an older horse IF it has been shown/trained as I want. And I REALLY want that hunky, thick-necked, short-legged look of a Traditional Morgan Horse (and sometimes the Lippitts and Foundations I see for sale DON'T have that look).

              Sorry, I tend to ramble when it comes to Morgans.
              Last edited by RHdobes563; Mar. 28, 2020, 01:35 AM. Reason: Checked Ace's pedigree--one line to Upwey King Peavine, 1/512 of pedigree.
              "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


              • #8
                I have the handsomest, smartest, most affectionate, most willing one in the universe.

                I have no idea of his breeding, other than that his name is Noble Defender. I tell him that he is tall, dark, and handsome, but the truth is that he is short and stocky. His head is very refined and beautiful, though, and his neck is why women fall in love with horses more than we fall in love with men.
                Last edited by SharonA; Mar. 27, 2020, 02:33 AM.


                • #9
                  I am on my second full Morgan (also had a crossbred) My boy seems to be mostly foundation bred and is a chunky baroque type.
                  I just love the Morgan personality - when I'm not tired of dealing with his busy brain and desire to" figure it out" and decide what we are doing!
                  I found him online when he was a couple of states away (and I was looking for a school horse for my BO). He had been born in Texas and had changed hands and been in Tennessee and Florida as well. He was only 6 and green for his age but (like many Morgans) very sensible and safe. And it turns out he is quite talented in dressage!


                  • #10
                    Prairie Hill Mulligan was at ease working in the outdoors as well as the Class A show ring.... always a competitor who thought he was best and would prove the point.

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                    In one three week period she had him the first weekend at an endurance ride in Fort Worth, the next weekend he was at the Morgan Nationals (placing second in a working hunter class ) the following weekend he was in the Davis Mountains of south west Texas competing in a competitive trail ride which was ridden between 6,000 and 7,000 feet elevation (his kept at 350ft).... won his division and placed second overall missing for first by two heart beats.
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                    often he had other duties such at a three day event that wanted to ave flag presentation... none of the other hundred or so horses would carry a flag, so it was Mulligan and Foxie (who was not competing but was pressed into service for flag duty )

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                    Foxie was actually a pony standing under 14.2h where as Mullligan was 15.1 or 2 h


                    • #11
                      I have had many Morgans. This is my current girl Willowcroft Melody. She is a 2003 model by DJJJ Ebony Gold and out of Merlin Lady Mariah. She competes in endurance and competitive trail.
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                      Wouldst thou like the taste of butter ? A pretty dress? Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?


                      • #12
                        I don't have one, but I had a Morgan X large pony once upon a time that was the BOMB and I'd love another one one day, just for fun.

                        Loving all the photos everyone has shared here!


                        • #13
                          Neat pictures everyone! I work at a morgan farm on the weekends. She breeds mostly carriage horses and halter horses I believe. However, I have fallen in love with their gentle, want to please attitude, and they LOVE my kids! More than me, and I FEED them.


                          • #14
                            My first was an unregistered (or lost papers)
                            The AMHA has been blood typing for decades all those samples sent in for registering a horse have been maintained, so there is at least forty years of DNA data

                            If you have found a horse said to be a Morgan you can have it DNA tested to prove or disprove its heritage.

                            Then if it is proven to be a Direct Match and you want to compete the horse as a Morgan you can obtain the horses registration papers

                            This is how it works for the Morgans. .

                            1. DNA tests can be ordered through the American Morgan Horse Association by calling the registry at 1.802.985.4944 listen for prompts to take you to the registry department.

                            2. The registry will ask you name and approximate age, mare or gelding. You can name your horse with your last name and nick name of choosing. For example (JONES ~ SUGAR)

                            3. The cost for the kit is $50 (for an AMHA member. not a member the cost is higher). The kit consists of a form with instructions on how to pull the hair, where to place the hair on the form, and where to mail the kit back. This kit can be mailed to you snail mail or emailed out if you have a way to print.

                            4. You pull 20-30 mane OR tail hairs with bulb roots attached, tape to form without touching the roots. Mail to the lab.

                            5. Once the lab receives the hair, results they found, positive or negative, will be sent to the AMHA registry. The registry will then notify you either way with no match, any possibles found, or direct matches.

                            6. If there is a direct match, the tracing back of prior owners to sign transfers begins. In the end you will need to sign the transfer your self, pay fees, submit photos and forms for duplicate registration. There will be transfer fees, fees if the horse is registerable but had never been registered, and duplication papers fees. Fees are different depending on whether you are a member or not.


                            • #15
                              I have three now - brand new baby (Merlyn) that I have yet to see that is full Lippitt. Remy (seal brown), who is also full Lippitt. And then Aries (bay) who is more show-bred, with some Lippitt back in there somewhere.


                              • Original Poster

                                I love the pictures! Beautiful horses.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by clanter View Post
                                  The AMHA has been blood typing for decades all those samples sent in for registering a horse have been maintained, so there is at least forty years of DNA data

                                  If you have found a horse said to be a Morgan you can have it DNA tested to prove or disprove its heritage.

                                  Then if it is proven to be a Direct Match and you want to compete the horse as a Morgan you can obtain the horses registration papers

                                  Unfortunately, if Nicky had been registered, it would have been 51 years ago. I do like the fact that even if a Morgan horse has NOT been registered, but the sire and dam have been, the AMHA will let you know who they are. You then can choose to register the horse you have. And, of course, get replacement papers (for a price) IF the horse you have has been registered.

                                  The Arabian Horse Association, will only let you know through a DNA test if YOUR Arabian has been registered. They will not provide information about the sire and dam to allow you to register your unregistered horse. I found this out when I saw an ad for a Very Nice Looking And Well-Trained Arabian mare for sale cheap with lost papers.

                                  So, big kudos to the AMHA. I'm glad that it values its horses.
                                  "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


                                  • #18
                                    daughter was wondering just how high Mulligan could jump.... she was over 5 feet here

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                                    • #19
                                      I have a Morgan/Haflinger cross. 14hh, a little under 1100lbs fit, and smart as heck. His sire was from lines produced by the late Natalie Thorn of Alberta, but was not registered. His dam was a workhorse/PMU mare. I believe the farm opted for that particular cross to make short, sturdy, workhorses that could double as kids mounts.

                                      We do a little of everything: dressage (schooling some 3rd level movements but shown to 1st), jumping (2'6 courses, 3'3 in grids, mostly due to my own hangups), western (a little reining sans sliders, trail, some pleasure, but our best class is ranch riding), ride down the roads and trails (alone or in a group), driving, working equitation, vaulting, and the last 3 years he has been a therapeutic riding pony 10 months of the year. Only thing we haven't done is any cow work, simply due to no access to cows.

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        Oh my. He is cute! How's his canter?

                                        My friend has a Halflinger cross with a terrible canter.