Horse feed recall notice

For our friends in California, Nevada, and Oregon:

This is not a national recall.  However, others should be aware of this potentially fatal additive that is in livestock feed.

Feed Manufacturer Issues Limited Voluntary Recall of a Horse Feed Product Distributed in California, Nevada, and Oregon
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:54:00 -0600

Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (1006) of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed, UPC 0 95668 90151 6, packaged in 40 lb. bags because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin). Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry species, but can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels.

Product: Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed
Distributed: To retailers in California, Nevada, and Oregon
Why: It may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin), which can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels
Illnesses reported: None

Hopefully, this will not hurt any horses. 

It is definitely something to be aware of.  Feed companies are knowledgeable and careful.  But big mixers might not be cleaned out properly and accidental additions of products can happen. 

Just an informational and awareness moment.

I subscribe to food safety updates from the FDA for humans and our equine, canine, feline, and poultry friends.  Periodically we’ll provide pertinent updates on this site and our organic greenhouse blog: www.TheGreenhouseAtMorganLane.com

You can also subscribe to this useful government service:  www.foodsafety.gov

but be aware…it adds to your email box !!!

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Chestnut Morgan Horses for Sale at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

NEJ Golddust Alice:  (Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie) Alice is a 1993 gleaming brown chestnut mare, who has been the Dam of Three of our best foals, by three different sires. Her first foal by B-L Rhinestone Kid, Sleipnir Onyx, a black mare, was sold to be a fancy Parade horse and a core member of a Morgan breeding farm. Her black son, Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, by Sleipnir Sequoyah, has recently gone to be a family pleasure riding and driving horse; and her third foal, Sleipnir Resonance, a chestnut colt, by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, is an almost perfect pair to Sleipnir Double Feature.  Resonance will be tall and elegant. 

We have left Alice open for 2011.  She can come with, or without, a breeding to any of our gorgeous, athletic, personable stallions. Alice has been professionally trained for Western saddle.  She has also been ridden English style. She has been used extensively as a lesson horse in the round pen, ring, and in the field by our grand-children.  She trailers well, and has been taken to trail rides in the forest.  Alice stands well for the veterinarian and the farrier, and for grooming.  She, like all the horses on our farm, is used to children, dogs, cats, geese, guinea hens and others.  She has been pastured alone and in large herds.  Alice is a good mare to work with for breeding and delivery.  She is a good mother, but also willing to let us work with her foal.

Alice will sell current on her wormings, vaccinations, and a Negative Coggins. She will be eligible for an Interstate health certificate. She is tall; and throws a tall foal. Alice is not our horse.  We sell her as agents for other owners.  She is the ONLY proven broodmare ever SOLD by this long-time breeding farm.  Alice is worth every bit of her price; but her owners have had a home fire, etc. and will be negotiable to a GOOD and loving home only. 

Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca).  “Bree” is an elegant, finely formed DARK chestnut filly, born in 2010.  She typifies our breeding program: consisting of Waseeka’s and Orcland bloodlines, as well as “Old Government” and other select lines.  She has Champions in her background and the athletic ability to be a champion herself. Bree is finely and elegantly wrought, but has a solid underlying framework, making her a great candidate eventually for the breeding shed. 

She is a super friendly and willing filly, who, as a coming 2 y/o, is ready to begin ground driving and driving training. “Bree”, like all our horses, will sell current on her vaccinations and wormings, and with a Negative Coggins.  

Sleipnir Double Feature: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2010 Red Chestnut colt, to be gelded. “D F” is still a colt, and if you want a stallion prospect, he is an excellent choice.  Bred with Champion bloodlines, this young gentleman has the athletic ability and presence that is expected from fine quality bloodlines.  D F is the leader of the 2010 trio of colts; and has bonded well with the senior former broodmares, and with S. Explorer, who have all been paddock friends and “colt-sitters”.  DF halters and leads and is learning the grooming process.  We let our foals be babies, but they are all “imprinted” at birth, and interacted with daily by amateurs.

We expect DF to be fairly tall, in the 14.3-15.1 range at maturity.  He is a vision running throughout his very large paddock, and has a good coat and a cute diamond mid-face; fully chestnut legs.  He may be darker as he matures, but currently is red chestnut like his sire.   Buy him with or without his almost perfect pair half brother, Sleipnir Resonance. 

Sleipnir Resonance: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2010 Red Chestnut colt, to be gelded.  Resonance or “Res” is by the same stallion as D F; and out of the very nice, tall mare, NEJ Golddust Alice.  He also is fully chestnut with cute small white markings on his face.  Resonance is a couple months younger than the other 2 colts born this year, but he looks almost as big as his half brother DF.  They will be roughly the same size; with very similar markings.  He was imprinted at birth; and stands for his halter going on and off. As I said, we do let our foals be babies; but they are inter-acted with on a daily basis by our seasoned amateurs. He is also learning to stand to be groomed.  Like DF, he will be gelded prior to fly season; but would make an excellent stallion prospect, athletic and willing with the bloodlines to back him up! THESE TWO FELLOWS WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT DRIVING PAIR. They would equally be suitable for the show ring or as talented trail horses.  They will mature tall enough for a man; and be elegant enough for a woman. S. Resonance, like all our horses, will sell current on his wormings, and vaccinations, and with a Negative Coggins. 

Pictures of all are available on their individual web pages; and in the Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Public Gallery on www.ImagesnMemories.com >> Galleries >> Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm – Public Gallery

Currently Not For Sale, but would consider selling:

Playday Rebecca: (Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda), 1990 DARK Chestnut mare. ‘Becca is royally bred.  She is a grand-daughter of Waseeka’s Showtime, through his Grand Champion son, Stoneholm Taliesin.  Alameda is an Upwey Ben Don granddaughter, out of a Lippitt bred mare.  Rebecca is the dam of three of our nicest youngsters: Triagn Smooth Sailing (CeCe) our beautiful Palomino mare; Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, a very fancy DARK chestnut filly; and Sleipnir Double Feature, a spectacularly fine chestnut colt, who is double Waseeka’s Showtime…

We gave ‘Becca a break from foaling for 2011.  She can come with a breeding to Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, our super special Chestnut stallion, or to any of our other fine quality stallions.

BLACK Morgan Horses at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

AN UPDATE:

Sleipnir Smoky Mountain and Sleipnir Ocoee have been sold and moved to a new home here in Tennessee. We are very pleased at the long-term/permanent placement in a loving, horse-knowledgeable home. The guys are 2009 and 2010 models, and they loaded, trailered, and unloaded like they were veterans. Our horses are pleasant-tempered and willing.

They were both B-L Rhinestone Kid grand-get via his handsome black son, Sleipnir Sequoyah. Sequoyah, a full brother to Sleipnir Carbon Copy, is out of our Breezeway daughter, Coeur d’Alene, who is a deep chestnut brown.

S. Sequoyah has been quite popular as a breeding stallion. We only have one of his foals left, a coming 2 y/o filly, Sleipnir Hiwassee. We did not breed for any foals for next year, to give our mares some time off, and prior to starting some new mares. So, if you want a Sequoyah foal, come see S. Hiwassee! She is truly a treasure. A super friendly, loving, and very athletic filly.

S. Sequoyah will be available for hand breeding in 2011 to approved mares; and we are considering training him to a mount, for shipping. We’ll keep you posted.

Reggie’s Black Rose: 1999 Black Mare Trail, Broodmare, Show. Rose is a perfect Ambassadress of the Morgan breed. Sweet and willing. Rides, broodmare, very cute. Lots of trailering experience!

Sleipnir Onstar: 2003 Black Mare Class A National Caliber.  Onstar will be a star in anyone’s stable. Professionally trained to ride and drive. Currently ready for an exceptional season as a Roadster to Bike horse. Bloodlines and conformation to complement any breeding program. Exquisite and athletic. Show her under saddle or in harness.

Sleipnir Hiwassee: 2009 Black Filly Ready to start driving training. Hiwassee, or “Meadow” as her Cherokee name translates, is an absolute sweetheart. Super friendly and willing to please, she’ll be right at the gate to greet you and go to work. A favorite of visitors.

*Two BLACK broodmares belonging to other owners might be available; ONLY sold together, and ONLY to a special home!!

* There is also a Black Bay mare, GAITED, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that is available. NEJ Golddust Sadie (1993). An especially interesting horse for here in the South! She has exceptional bloodlines for breeding use.

Sleipnir Sequoyah: 2003 Black Stallion.  Class A National Caliber. Proven sire: 3 Blacks, 1 Dark Chestnut 3 G (two still colts): 1 M Solid, athletic, fabulous temperament and conformation. He is pleasant to use for breeding; respects his handler and his mares. Would make a spectacular harness horse, or English Pleasure. Can be gelded.

* There are also two Black Geldings, NEJ Golddust St. Jaxx and NEJ Golddust Wilbur, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that are available. Both Jaxx (1993) and Wilbur (1994) have had some ground training, but have not been hooked, though they have had people on their backs for a few rides. I recently saw Wilbur, and refreshed my memory about how large he is! Up close he resembles a Friesian…Tall and solid framework. They are available separately or ask for a package with NEJ Golddust Sadie.

All of our Morgan Horses stand well for the farrier and the vet. At minimum, single tie for grooming; and are current on vaccinations, Negative Coggins, wormings, and can have an Interstate travel health certificate.

All are raised around children, dogs, cats, geese, guinea hens, etc.

See their individual pages on our website for links to photos and their complete pedigrees. Their pedigrees are also available on: www.allbreedpedigree.com

The Denman Family

Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm 2214 Columbus Road Delano, TN, 37325 www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

Email: Denmanfam@aol.com

423 263 5677 House 423 284 0899 – Call or Text 423 263 5425 Fax

John, Georgia & Britta Denman; Elizabeth, Michael, Amber, & Kimberly McGee; Caitrin, Kaya, and Tre Bayard

Bay Morgan Horses For Sale

 A Bay coat color on a horse is a combination of colors. The Bay horse’s body can range in shades of brown from a light tan to a magnificent glowing brilliant Mahogany Brown. The mane, tail, and below the knees are Black.

In a previous post, I wrote about our Black Morgan Horses for sale. These five are our Bay Morgan Horses that are currently For Sale.

Our Bay Morgans For Sale are: Two Bay Stallions and Three Bay Geldings, others considered for sale:

Sleipnir Carbon Copy (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene, a Breezeway daughter, out of a Funquest Falcon grand-daughter). Born in 2000, Carbon is a glorious Mahogany Brown. He has had a good bit of ground driving training, up to the hooking stage, including by professional trainers; and has been ridden by men, and our teenage grand-daughter. Although he doesn’t have his sire’s coat color, he is wide-chested, straight –legged and athletic like his sire. He is super smart and loves to work. He remembers where you have left off with his training, and starts right back up with only the slightest reminder. He stands well for the farrier and the veterinarian; and is current on his Negative Coggins, vaccinations, and wormings.

He can be gelded, and would be a standout in almost any Show division; or sturdy on the trail.

Sleipnir Zenith (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna, a Courage of Equinox daughter). Born in 2004, Zenith was Hip Heath Zanna’s final foal. He is absolutely gorgeous and royally bred. Zanna’s dam was UVM Flirt, a Stanfield daughter, out of a Tutor daughter. He combines the best of Old Government and Waseeka’s Showtime, and the beauty of Upwey Ben Don. Zenith has a willing attitude, and is a quick learner. He has professional and amateur training, and has been ground driven to the hooking stage and ridden by amateurs, including our grand-daughter.

Gelded he could be a star in multiple disciplines. As a stallion, there couldn’t be better bloodlines to cross with the “predominant” show horse lines; or for a solid using horse. His full brother, Sleipnir Zeus, is a spectacular Black Gelding, who was sold as a person’s pleasure horse. Zenith, like all our horses, comes current on his Negative Coggins, vaccinations, and wormings. He stands for the farrier and the veterinarian, and he LOVES handfuls of grass. He is stalled near our organic greenhouse, and is the first horse to greet visitors to the farm, greenhouse, and antique shop.

Sleipnir Celestial Array (Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation, our champion mare by B-L Rhinestone Kid). Born in 2002, Array can go from hanging around the pasture to a winning show horse. He has been professionally trained and shown Western, and won Grand Champion In-hand at the Liberty Classic Horse Show (as picture). He has been the “cover” horse for the following year’s Liberty Classic Horse Show Program. Array loves attention, stands well for all his grooming needs, the veterinarian and the farrier. He trailers well, and like all our horses, he comes with a Negative Coggins, all his vaccinations and wormings current.

Array was gelded since we had too many stallions, and not enough geldings. He has fabulous conformation, a willing attitude, and athletic talent. Array is changing careers to Hunt and/or Saddle Seat Equitation and Pleasure after his earlier training as a Western Horse. Last Summer, we trained him to drive; there is a video of him being driven on our website. He will also continue driving in 2011.

Sleipnir Explorer (B-L Rhinestone Kid x May’s Sweetie). Born in 2005, Explorer is our final horse available from the Golden Cross of Rhinestone and Sweetie, a fabulous driving mare, who is every bit as sweet as her name implies. Explorer is a deep, dark Bay with great conformation and athleticism, and a wonderful attitude.

Started almost exclusively by our grand-daughter, Amber, S. Explorer has improved throughout his show career. He has been shown lightly at 4-H and local shows, and was Reserve Champion In-Hand Horses at Liberty Classic Horse Show. He and Amber have moved up to training under Sue Nerland, a well-known horse and rider Equitation trainer in the Morgan World. They have continued showing at the Class A circuit and have placed well, and improved continually.

S. Explorer trailers well, stands well for the veterinarian and farrier. He has worn show shoes, and does equally well trimmed down for the pasture. He is current on his vaccinations and wormings, and comes with a Negative Coggins.

Amber will be going off to college in the Autumn of 2011. However, until sold, they will continue their winning team.

Sleipnir Fieldstone (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma, Sweetie’s super-sweet daughter). Born in 2006, this gleaming coated lighter tan bodied Bay Gelding is a special ambassador of the farm. He has been tremendously patient and tolerant of small children and crowds since he was a little guy. As a 2 y/o, we used him for an Open Barn Event with three active boys and a crowd that got up close. As a 4 y/o, we brought him to a Fun on the Farm Event, where he was surrounded for hours by one class of kindergarteners after another, plus parents, grandparents, siblings, and camera flashes.

He trailers, stands well for the farrier and the veterinarian, and for grooming. He is current on his Negative Coggins, vaccinations, and wormings.

S. Fieldstone has been ridden by amateurs, and driven by amateurs. He has been a pasture mate to older and younger horses, and is flexible and easy-going. He is ready to follow S. Celestial Array and S. Explorer in to the show world; or he would be an attentive and athletic friend on the trails.

Pictures, video and more about each horse on our website. www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com  and pedigrees for the entire herd are on www.allbreedpedigrees.com

Come visit them and all the Sleipnir (and friends) Morgan Horses over the holidays.  Let’s have some Hot Chocolate in the Antique Shop on the farm (www.TheShopsAtMorganLane.com) and talk about Morgan horses!

Gift Suggestions

Do you need a gift for the Horse lover in your family? These suggestions are mostly horse related. But they can be adapted for any sport or interest.
They require a bit of thought, but are mostly not very expensive.  We have some suggestions:

1. Subscription to a Horse Magazine or Breed Journal.
Some of the Horse magazines run great specials via the web. Also, you can pick up the latest copy(ies) at your local bookstore to wrap, and use the coupons inside the magazines to order the subscription.
The Morgan Horse Magazine is $31.50 for a year’s subscription. www.morganhorse.com , >>Breed Magazine. For all interests in the Morgan breed.
The Morgan Connection is more specifically for the Morgan Horse Show World. www.morganconnection.net
There are other breed specific magazines; and category specifics. I/we always give John a subscription to the Driving Digest and Membership in the American Driving Society. Off and on, we have also had a subscription to the Carriage Journal.

2. Speaking of memberships: The American Morgan Horse Association (see above) also has yearly memberships at various levels. There are definite benefits to belonging to a national breed association and having input about your giftee’s favorite breed.
If they have a favorite sport, such as driving, a membership to that organization is a gift that they can utilize all year long. John and I and some other family members and friends look forward to the magazines arrivals each month.

3. How about a membership to a local club. Our regional Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Association has provided us with interesting meetings, good friends, and activites revolving around our communities and our favorite horse. You do not need to own a horse, or a horse of a particular breed to join most equine related clubs. There are lots of opportunities to gain knowledge and make friends. The memberships are often VERY reasonable, for instance: The Blue Ridge Club’s website is: www.blueridgemorganhorseassociation@yolasite.com Dues are $20 individual, $10 youth, $25 family, and $30 farm.
States or Regions almost always have clubs that you can obtain a gift membership from at reasonable prices. 

4. Equipment: One year we gave each of our grandchildren a grooming tote, with a colorful and unique halter, lead shank; and individual hoof picks, brushes, etc. This was not in-expensive (times 4) but they seemed to like having “their own” equipment, and it did last quite awhile before the supplies got inter-mingled.

Gift certificates towards equipment can be purchased also.
We give gift certificates to local and “bigger” tack and feed stores.

5. Ok, I have to say it: A horse! Normally, I do not believe in gifting any animal, from a kitten or puppy to a horse.
But, If you give the present by picture/and gift certificate…and let the person help choose…
If not a whole horse…
A lesson…
Or a seminar…
Or a video for a particular skill.

These ideas can all be upscaled or downscaled depending on the amounts that you have available to spend, and the people that you are spending it on. The memberships and subscriptions can be for an entire family, or just one person.
As your gift list expands or contracts, and your budget as well, these suggestions can be altered to fit the circumstances. And it shows the person that you are thinking about what interests them.

Enjoy your Holiday season, whatever your religious affiliation.  And have a Blessed and safe New Year, with lots of new ideas for having fun with family and friends, and whatever interests that you share.

BLACK Morgan Horses at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

Several people have asked us specifically about our Black Morgan Horses. So, here is a list of just the Black Morgans.
We do have have Dark and Light Chestnuts, Bays, and a Palomino on the farm.
The Black Morgan Horses include:

Reggie’s Black Rose 1999 Black Mare Trail, Broodmare, Show
Rose is a perfect Ambassadress of the Morgan breed. Sweet and willing. Rides, broodmare, very cute. Lots of trailering experience!

Sleipnir Onstar 2003 Black Mare Class A National Caliber
Onstar will be a star in anyone’s stable. Professionally trained to ride and drive. Currently ready for an exceptional season as a Roadster to Bike horse. Bloodlines and conformation to complement any breeding program. Exquisite and athletic. Show her under saddle or in harness.

Sleipnir Hiwassee 2009 Black Filly Ready to start driving training
Hiwassee, or “Meadow” as her Cherokee name translates, is an absolute sweetheart. Super friendly and willing to please, she’ll be right at the gate to greet you and go to work. A favorite of visitors.

*It is possible that two BLACK broodmares belonging to other owners might be available, ONLY sold together, and ONLY to a special home!!

* There is also another Black Bay mare, GAITED, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that is available. NEJ Golddust Sadie (1993). An especially interesting horse for here in the South! She has exceptional bloodlines for breeding use.

Sleipnir Sequoyah 2003 Black Stallion Class A National Caliber
Proven sire: 3 Blacks, 1 Dark Chestnut 3 G (two still colts): 1 M
Solid, athletic, fabulous temperament and conformation. He is pleasant to use for breeding; respects his handler and his mares. Would make a spectacular harness horse, or English Pleasure. Can be gelded.

Sleipnir Smoky Mountain 2009 Black colt-to be gelded Class A prospect
This colt will be tall and elegant, but on a solid foundation. He is friendly and willing. Ready for driving training. He has not been gelded yet, if looking for a stallion prospect, Smoky would make a fine one. Great temperament & conformation. Athletic. Loves carrots. SOLD to a wonderful home!

Sleipnir Ocoee 2010 Black colt-to be gelded From a favorite cross
Ocoee would be a good prospect for a possible driving pair with either Sleipnir Smoky Mountain or Sleipnir Hiwassee. He will be good sized and an athletic talented horse for whatever is asked of him. Ocoee has his parent’s solid build and temperament; and will be a friend/partner. SOLD to a wonderful home!

* There are also another two Black Geldings, NEJ Golddust St. Jaxx and NEJ Golddust Wilbur, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that are available. Both Jaxx (1993) and Wilbur (1994) have had some ground training, but have not been hooked or ridden, though they have had people on their backs. I recently saw Wilbur, and refreshed my memory about how large he is! Up close he resembles a Friesian…Tall and solid framework.
They are available separately or ask for a package with NEJ Golddust Sadie.

All of our Morgan Horses stand well for the farrier and the vet. At minimum, single tie for grooming; and are current on vaccinations, Negative Coggins, wormings, and can have an Interstate travel health certificate.

See their individual pages on our website for links to more photos and their complete pedigrees. Their pedigrees are also available on: www.allbreedpedigree.com

The Denman Family
Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm
2214 Columbus Road
Delano, TN, 37325
www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

  • Email: Denmanfam@aol.com
    423 263 5677 House
    423 284 0899 – Call or Text
    423 263 5425 Fax
    John, Georgia & Britta Denman
    Elizabeth, Michael, Amber, & Kimberly McGee
    Caitrin, Kaya, and Tre Bayard

Morgan Horse Pedigrees visible online

Michael put all of the current For Sale Morgan Horses’ pedigrees in www.allbreedpedigrees.com
We really appreciate that effort…because if the scans of their papers are unclear, the typed in pedigrees should be easier to view.
If there is a horse missing, that you would like the pedigree for, please let us know…
He didn’t do some of the horses from the past.
Any corrections, let us know that too please.