Members of the Herd, Autumn, 2016

DOB Sire Dam
Tennessee Herd September, 2016
Playday Rebecca M 4/27/1990 Stoneholm Taliesin Stoneholm Alameda
Sleipnir Southern Cross M 5/2/1998 Great Oaks Mastrcopy Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Spice On Top M 5/11/1999 Sleipnir Top Hat Coeur d’Alene
Sleipnir Carbon Copy S 4/27/2000 B-L Rhinestone Kid Coeur d’Alene
Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady M 4/29/2001 B-L Rhinestone Kid Hip Heath Zanna
Sleipnir Onstar M 5/21/2003 B-L Rhinestone Kid NEJ Golddust Louise
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale S 4/2/2004 Exquisite Sir Echo Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Zenith S 4/22/2004 B-L Rhinestone Kid Hip Heath Zanna
Triagn Smooth Sailing M 5/14/2005 K-Wood’s Golden Eagle Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Andromeda M 4/14/2006 Courage of Sweet Meadow Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Fieldstone G 6/9/2006 B-L Rhinestone Kid NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Hiwassee M 3/23/2009 Sleipnir Sequoyah NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity M 4/1/2009 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Double Feature G 5/3/2010 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Resonance G 6/18/2010 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale NEJ Golddust Alice
Sleipnir Star Attraction M 2/24/2012 Sleipnir Carbon Copy NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Diva M 3/29/2012 Sleipnir Carbon Copy Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru

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2012 Sleipnir Zenith NEJ Golddust Alice

Current Members of the Herd Offered For Sale

Geldings:

Sleipnir Celestial Array, (Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid) a 14.3 HH, 2002 Bright Bay gelding, Class A National Caliber. Harness and Saddle – Western and Hunt Seat, Champion In-hand over stallions and mares, and other geldings in an all-Morgan Class. Has had recent further harness training – safe for pleasure drives. A really nice fellow. Safe for trailer, show grooming, farrier, veterinarian, etc.  $7,750.00

Sleipnir Fieldstone, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma) a 14.3 HH, 2006 Dark Bay gelding, Class A National Caliber Harness and Saddle – Western and Hunt Seat. Has had significant harness training. He is great with weanlings, mares, other geldings. He has taken Sleipnir Valhalla’s job of babysitting and caring for the youngsters. Comfortable in a stall or out with the herd. Can get pulled out of the herd and hooked up to go. Safe for trailer, show grooming, farrier, veterinarian, etc. $7,250.00

Sleipnir Double Feature, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2010 Red/Brown Chestnut gelding, basics, Class A National Caliber. Can be paired with Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity or Sleipnir Resonance.   $5,000.00

Sleipnir Resonance, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEF Golddust Alice) 2010 Red Chestnut gelding, basics. Friendly guy. Has a healed eye injury, but veterinarian vouched safe and useable. Can be paired with Sleipnir Double Feature. $2,775.00

Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, (Sleipnir Zenith x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2012 Black colt, not gelded yet. $1,450.00

Mares:

Sleipnir Onstar, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise) 2003 Black Mare, 2011 Grand National Top Ten Roadster-to-Bike. Natural Action and willing temperament. Amateur Safe. Onstar has been ridden under Western and Hunt Seat tack, by young amateur grandchildren as a young horse in early training. She has had extensive harness training, and been driven by amateur family members. $9,975.00

Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2009 Dark Chestnut Mare, Class A National Caliber. Could be paired with Sleipnir Double Feature. Basics, Talented. $7,750.00

Sleipnir Hiwassee, (Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma) 2009 Black Mare, Basics, Sweet and Athletic.  In your pocket friendly. First to greet us in the pasture. Only Sequoyah Get or Emma Produce at a breedable age. $4,500.00

Sleipnir Diva, (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca) 2012 Dark Chestnut Mare, Royally bred, Class A National Caliber. Could be a pair with Sleipnir Double Feature.      $3,250.00

Sleipnir Star Attraction, (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x NEJ Golddust Emma) 2012 Bay Mare, Friendly, Talented, with Basics. Bright Bay with a nice Star. $2,750.00

Stallions:

Sleipnir Carbon Copy, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene) 2000 Mahogany Bay, Athletic, A visitors’ favorite     $9,900.00

Sleipnir Zenith, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna, by Courage of Equinox) 2004 Bright Bay, Talented, Ground drives and saddle.  $7,700.00

Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, (Sleipnir Zenith x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2012 Black colt, not gelded yet. Zenith’s only foal and Alice’s last foal.  Very Handsome. $1,450.00

It goes without saying, all stallions are royally bred, with talent and excellent conformation. They are all proven, kind to their mares, with GET available to be seen and purchased.  All cross well with current popular bloodlines.  Stallions are NOT difficult, and could each be gelded if purchaser(s) desire, for amateur use.

Sleipnir Carbon Copy and Sleipnir Zenith, plus Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, are all available At Stud – Stud Fee:  $1,000.00 Live Foal Guarantee.

All Height measurements are barefoot, trimmed for pasture, no shoes or pads.

Contact Information:

The Denman Family, Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm, 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325

Georgia, Cellular and Texts:  423 284 0899  Email: DenmanFam@aol.com or GLDenman@aol.com

John:  423 284 0898                                   Elizabeth: 423 244 5986

Facebook Pages:              Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm        Georgia Denman             Elizabeth L.D. McGee

Our Motto and our Mission for almost 35 years – Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

Horse and Driver Magazine

The premier issue of Horse and Driver magazine is online.

There are lots of interesting articles, and useful ads and announcements for various parts of the driving community.

Even if you have never driven, you’ll find articles of general interest inside.

And if you are a driver, carriage or otherwise, you’ll also find plenty of interest.

http://issuu.com/horseanddriver/docs/fall2013_final

We have an ad in the issue. As you’ll see from the photos, we have horses who will be great friends for all sorts of driving experiences.

The editor, and her advisors, Denice Barton, has worked very hard to produce this new magazine as a resource for people who love horses, and are interested in driving them in some manner. Let her know what you think…she has surveys and her direct email for suggestions.

NEJ Golddust Emma – 15 HH – Sweet, Black Broodmare

NEJ Golddust Emma (1996) is a solid 15HH, Black broodmare. Emma is a sweet, well-behaved mare, who has had six very sweet, athletic and talented foals for us.

She is a full sister to NEJ Golddust Alice, a chestnut, who is a solid 15HH lesson mare, that we also have on lease. Both Alice and Emma are easy breeders, good at being handled during deliveries, are attentive, but not possessive, mothers and good for all the routine grooming and handling. Emma easily can have several more foals. She is open.

May’s Sweetie, her dam, a 1984 Black retired driving and broodmare is available to go with her, as a companion. Emma is an easy keeper and Herd safe, both in a regular herd and in the broodmare band. She is offered For Sale as agents for her owners. We have had them (Sweetie, Alice and Emma) on long-term broodmare lease, but we have stopped breeding for the foreseeable future, and need to reduce our herd subsequent to John’s extensive illness and recovery period. Her owners are willing to let her be sold to someone who will enjoy her pleasant personality and value her Mid-western bloodlines.

We have three of Emma’s foals on our for sale list also: Sleipnir Fieldstone, a 2006 Bay, safe, harness-trained and saddle-trained gelding; Sleipnir Hiwassee, a 2009 Black mare, ready to be finished; and Sleipnir Star Attraction, a 2012 Bay filly, like her dam and siblings, athletic and sweet-tempered. Emma, and Alice, and their dam, Sweetie, are available singly or as a package as agents for their owners. This is the only time a proven black broodmare has been offered for sale by these multi-generation Morgan breeders specializing in Black carriage horses.

NEJ Golddust Emma’s pedigree is available from the Morgan Horse Registry Online. And, at no charge, from All-breed pedigree. All Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Herd Members have their pedigrees available on All-breed pedigree.

http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/nej+golddust+emma

The Runaway by Robert Frost

The Runaway by Robert Frost

Once when the snow of the year was beginning to fall,
We stopped by a mountain pasture to say ‘Whose colt?’
A little Morgan had one forefoot on the wall,
The other curled at his breast. He dipped his head
And snorted at us. And then he had to bolt.
We heard the miniature thunder where he fled,
And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and grey,
Like a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes.
‘I think the little fellow’s afraid of the snow.
He isn’t winter-broken. It isn’t play
With the little fellow at all. He’s running away.
I doubt if even his mother could tell him, “Sakes,
It’s only weather”. He’d think she didn’t know !
Where is his mother? He can’t be out alone.’
And now he comes again with a clatter of stone
And mounts the wall again with whited eyes
And all his tail that isn’t hair up straight.
He shudders his coat as if to throw off flies.
‘Whoever it is that leaves him out so late,
When other creatures have gone to stall and bin,
Ought to be told to come and take him in.’

Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Horses For Sale Geldings, Stallions, and Mares

  

Geldings:

Sleipnir Celestial Array, a 14.3 HH, 2002 Bay gelding, Harness and Saddle+ $7,750.00
Sleipnir Fieldstone, a 14.3 HH, 2006 Bay gelding, Harness and Saddle $7,250.00
Sleipnir Double Feature, 2010 Red/Brown Chestnut gelding, basics $5,000.00
Sleipnir Resonance, 2010 Red Chestnut gelding, basics $2,775.00

Stallions (can be gelded)

Sleipnir Carbon Copy, 2000 Brilliant Mahogany Bay, Ground-drives & Saddle $9,900.00
Sleipnir Sequoyah, 2003 Black, Current Harness Trained and Saddle $9,900.00
Sleipnir Zenith, 2004 Bright Bay, Ground-drives and Saddle $7,700.00

Mares:

Sleipnir Onstar, 2003 Black, Grand National Top Ten Roadster-to-Bike and Saddle $9,900.00
Sleipnir Hiwassee, 2009 Black Mare, Basics Sweet and Athletic 14.3 HH $4,500.00
Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, 2009 Dark Brown Chestnut, Basics, 14.3 HH $7,500.00
Sleipnir Star Attraction, 2012 Bay charmer, will be sweet and athletic $2,000.00
Sleipnir Diva, 2012 Dark Chestnut with chrome, national caliber $2,000.00

Mares, as agents for other owners:

May’s Sweetie, 1984 Black mare, retired. As companion to either daughter.
NEJ Golddust Alice, 1993 Chestnut mare. Grandchildren used in ring lessons
NEJ Golddust Emma, 1996 Black broodmare. Sweet and easy-going. 15HH

Bacterial Infectious Disease … Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, AKA Pigeon Fever in Horses

FYI
This was featured by a Texas co-host of a Driving Pairs and Multiples website ( with Noel Jones: gedeckt@usit.net )
( Helen Garza Roeder: sunshinefarm@earthlink.net )
http://groups.google.com/group/drivingpairs/topics

Any of our followers with experience about this disease in Horses, please weigh in…
And a “for your information” for our friends in the equine community.
Thanks to Helen Roeder for bringing it to peoples’ attention; and to Kanoe Durdan for information re the disease and treatments in the northwest.

For those people who drive, but not multiples, it is still a worthwhile website and Daily Digest of postings…
Sometimes it is fairly quiet; other times it bursts with information and comments.

www.DrivingPairs.com

From Helen Garza Roeder: Driving Pairs Digest/Website:

Dear driving friends,

This is not driving related except that one of my driving mares got this crud!

Pigeon Fever was bad around my area last fall and winter. This morning a friend told me RFTV had a program on the outbreaks in Arkansas and Louisiana, so it’s moving east and perhaps north too because there was news about this disease in Oklahoma, which is only about a ten minute drive from me here in North Texas.

If you haven’t heard about this insidious bacterial disease, you might want to learn about it and how to tell if your animals have it. Like the article says, when I first saw my mare come in the barn with two huge “lumps” on her chest, I was certain she’d been kicked. As it turned out, she had Pigeon Fever.

I opted NOT to surgically lance her abscesses and treat her with “bute” and smear ichtamol on her after cleaning the infected area, as my vet instructed. Worked fine but took forever to run its course. Have a friend who opted to lance and put her infected animal on antibiotics. Not sure if anyone knows for sure which is the best method of treatment.

There is a link in the article to more detailed information. Also information about kits for events.

Helen Roeder

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Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)

“Pigeon Fever” in Horses Update

Contrary to what the name might imply, pigeons have nothing to do with transmission of the equine disease known as “pigeon fever”, which is also called Dryland Distemper. “Pigeon Fever” causes abscesses and swelling in the horse’s pectoral region (breast muscles) causing a “pigeon-like” appearance, and is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Pigeon fever is most common in dry areas of the Western United States, but cases diagnosed in other parts of the country may be on the increase.

Cases of pigeon fever tend to be seen more in summer and fall but can happen anytime of the year. While the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) regulates a number of equine and livestock diseases, the TAHC has no specific authority to regulate pigeon fever and therefore does not require vets to report cases. However, the TAHC has noted an upswing in calls and questions about this disease. The Texas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory obtained over 350 positive cultures for C. pseudotuberculosis in 2011 compared with less than 100 cases each year from 2005-2010. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M diagnosed more than 4 times as many cases in 2011 compared with 2010. A number of factors could be at play, including the recent severe drought, as well as fly activity.

Horses affected by pigeon fever can show a variety of signs including fever, weight loss, swelling of the breast muscles or ventral abdomen (belly), and other areas of the body. Abscesses caused by the disease are usually external, and so the swelling is visible. Less commonly, the abscesses form inside the horse’s body where they are more difficult to detect. Treatment of horses with internal abscesses can be difficult, with major complications possible. Prompt veterinary care greatly increases treatment success and reduces complications in any case of pigeon fever.

It is important to realize the bacteria can live for extended periods of time in dry soil. Research shows that flies carry the disease and are crucial to transmission, so good fly control is a must. Basic sanitation is also critical – affected horses should be isolated, and abscess drainage (pus) should be disposed of properly. The draining material contains large amounts of the bacteria and contaminates the area around the horse, potentially spreading the disease. It is also important to promptly treat any wounds that could become contaminated by flies or dirt.

Because of this infectious disease and many others that can affect your horse, the TAHC encourages you to call your veterinarian at the first sign of any illness or injury.

Additionally, if you organize an equine event, pigeon fever is one of many infectious diseases for which planning is encouraged. The California Department of Agriculture recently released a helpful Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events. They include tips to prevent the spread of abscess diseases like pigeon fever and strangles, as well as a wide variety of other infectious diseases. The toolkit is available online athttp://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/pdfs/Biosecurity_Toolkit_Part_2.pdf
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) also has information about pigeon fever available at http://www.aaep.org/health_articles_view.php?id=358

The TAHC thanks Dr. Piper Norton of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for her assistance with this update.

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)
2105 Kramer Lane
Austin, Texas 78758
800-550-8242

Kanoe Durdan Godby kanoedurdan@gmail.com  weighed in on the Digest with a comment re the Pacific Northwest:

Horses here in Central Oregon get it every summer/fall. One thing our vets
emphasize is fly control to keep it at bay. Lancing is the pretty common
treatment here. But you MUST stand them on a tarp or in a wash stall that
you can bleach/sanitize after daily treatments. It is a gross, nasty,
disgusting condition! Thank goodness none of our horses have ever gotten it.

Kanoe

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