|Sleipnir Constellation||1983 mare||Bay||B-L Rhinestone Kid x UC Spicy Lass|
|Coeur D’Alene||1988 mare||Chestnut||Breezeway x Oak Hill Perfect Pic|
|Playday Rebecca||1990 mare||Chestnut||Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda|
|In foal to Sleipnir Carbon Copy for 2012|
|Sleipnir Southern Cross||1998 mare||Bay||Great Oaks Mastrcopy x Sleipnir Constellation|
|Sleipnir Spice on Top||1999 mare||Chestnut||Sleipnir Top Hat x Coeur D’Alene|
|Sleipnir Carbon Copy||2000 stallion||Bay||B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur D’Alene|
|Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady||2001 mare||Bay||B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna|
|Sleipnir Celestial Array||2002 gelding||Bay||Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation|
|Sleipnir Onstar||2003 mare||Black||B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise|
|Sleipnir Sequoyah||2003 stallion||Black||B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur D’Alene|
|Sleipnir Echo’s Finale||2004 stallion||Chestnut||Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation|
|Sleipnir Zenith||2004 stallion||Bay||B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna|
|Triagn Smooth Sailing||2004 mare||Palomino||K – Wood’s Golden Eagle x Playday Rebecca|
|Sleipnir Andromeda||2006 mare||Chestnut||Courage of Sweet Meadow x Sleipnir Constellation|
|Sleipnir Fieldstone||2006 gelding||Bay||B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma|
|Sleipnir Hiwassee||2009 filly||Black||Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma|
|Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity||2009 filly||Chestnut||Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca|
|Sleipnir Double Feature||2010 gelding||Chestnut||Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca|
|Sleipnir Resonance||2010 gelding||Chestnut||Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEJ Golddust Alice|
|On lease – Morgans:|
|May’s Sweetie||1984 mare||Black||Nugget’s Prince x Eck’s Twiggy|
|NEJ Golddust Alice||1993 mare||Chestnut||Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie|
|NEJ Golddust Emma||1996 mare||Black Bay||Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie|
|In foal to Sleipnir Carbon Copy for 2012|
|The Denman Family||
423 263 5677
|423 284 0899 cell & text|
GET READY FOR SHOW SEASON, driving local trails, or raising a foal or young horse of your own.
Our herd currently numbers 19. This includes young horses, horses started to driving or saddle, finished show and pleasure morgans all the way to senior citizens; stallions, mares, mares in foal and geldings. Many are for sale, and we sell our best. So far, every morgan horse that we have sold has gone on to a permanent home. A fact that we are very proud of as Morgan Horse breeders for more than thirty years. We are a three generation family farm.
We have four stallions available At Stud. Two Bays, One Black, and One Chestnut. Three of the four are available For Sale. Each one is pleasant, tractable, has great conformation, good movement, and is beautiful. The two bays and the black are the ones for sale. They could also be gelded, and be spectacular geldings. No vices. Current on all vaccinations and a negative Coggins. Stand for farrier and veterinarian. All been ridden by amateurs and have been seriously prepared for driving via long-lining +. The black has been in driving training.
There are four geldings also for sale (Sleipnir Explorer went from the Grand Nationals to a show home):
Two gorgeous, friendly Bays, who are mature and have been ridden in various tack and who both also drive. One had significant driving training and can be driven by a 4 y/o, as well as being fine for youth and adults. The other has been an In-hand Champion and comes from superior showhorse lines. Again, no vices. Current on all vaccinations and a negative Coggins. Stand for farrier and veterinarian. Get them now; or compete against them later. Safe for home pleasure driving or Class A national caliber show horses.
Perfect examples of our motto: Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses. Ready for their own special humans.
Two younger chestnut geldings. Two years old. Almost a matching pair. Family friendly; Show horse quality. Ready to be finished as an amateur trained pair or professional quality singles. Like the two older bays: Get them now; or compete against them later. Safe for home pleasure driving or Class A national caliber show horses. No vices. Current on all vaccinations and a negative Coggins. Stand for farrier and veterinarian.
And NOW The MARES: We have a number of lovely ladies available; and some that we would also consider for on-farm Broodmare lease.
We have a spectacular BLACK mare who is a Grand National proven showhorse in Roadster-to-Bike. She has MANY hours of professional training with a well-known driving trainer. She can alter her speed from him to an amateur owner. She is also trained for saddle, and is super friendly, and loves carrots! Safe to hook single-handed…safe to stand in harness…will not balk for amateur handler(s). Stands for the farrier and veterinarian. Has trailered locally and long distance with no balking at loading, or hauling. No vices. Current on all vaccinations and a negative Coggins. She will definitely be in the ring for someone this year…make sure that someone is you!
Some other really nice mares…for pleasure/local homes or the class A show circuit or the breeding shed. Famous bloodlines up close, with the conformation, beauty, movement, presence and human-loving character than are the strong points of the Morgan Horse breed. Bloodlines that will cross well with all the popular lines.
We also are acting as Agents for another long-time Morgan Horse (driving) Breeding Farm….ask us!!!
Two mares in foal. Both foals will be offered For SALE. Put a deposit on one, or both, NOW!!
Get your choice now; while there is still time to tune-up for show season.
You may contact Georgia directly by phone, text, (423 284 0899) or email… GLDenman@aol.com
And can also speak to our trainer, Travis by phone (423 341 7930) or email… firstname.lastname@example.org
I have had people talking to me about driving horses recently. Not all Morgans know how to drive. But many start their working career by learning to drive. Here is a brief discussion of horses on the farm, many of which are for sale and know how to be driven.
Sleipnir Constellation (Connie) 1983 and Coeur d’Alene (Alene) 1988 both know well how to be driven. Connie was a well-known show horse in New England in the 1980’s. Alene is the dam of two of our stallions and Connie is the dam of another. They are both dams of members of our next generation broodmare band as well. They are retired broodmares and happily munch grass together in a nice paddock. They both love carrots. May’s Sweetie (1984) was the main driving horse for a prominent, knowledgeable carriage driver. She is blind in one eye from an old injury, and is also a retired broodmare here on our farm. We have a few of her very nice “Produce” for sale for us and for her owner. Playday Rebecca (Becca) 1990 and NEJ Golddust Emma (a “Sweetie” daughter) (1995) are broodmares only, and are hopefully in foal. NEJ Golddust Alice (also a “Sweetie” daughter) (1993) has never been hooked, but she has been ground-driven with untrained horses in pairs, probably the only one doing so on the farm…with the kids (Amber for sure). Alice and Emma are both available, and Sweetie could be persuaded to accompany either or both of her daughters as a companion horse to a new home.
Sleipnir Southern Cross (Blaze) 1998 and Sleipnir Spice on Top (Topsie) 1999 both know how to be driven. They have both been driven by several different drivers. Neither one are currently offered for sale as they are planned replacement pedigrees for the broodmare band. Cece (Triagn Smooth Sailing) our gorgeous Palomino mare is intended to be a pleasure, and/or carriage, driving mare, prior to our breeding her to Sleipnir Echo’s Finale. S. Sophisticated Lady (Sophie) 2001 hasn’t been hooked; and is intended to join S. Southern Cross, S. Spice on Top, S. Andromeda, and Triagn Smooth Sailing as the next-generation broodmare band.
Sleipnir Celestial Array (Array) 2002 and Sleipnir Fieldstone (Fieldstone) 2006. Array and Fieldstone, both bay geldings, were both started by an experienced morgan horse driver. Array is at the Nerlands being used as Chris’ Hunt Seat saddle horse and Fieldstone is going to Travis Olinger to get tuned up for The Liberty United Classic Horse Show. Both are professional quality, amateur-safe, and are for sale and available.
R’surene Reparte (1995) knows how to be driven, and has been shown in Pleasure Driving by Chris. Reparte is available for sale by the Nerlands. He can be seen here at our farm. NEJ Golddust Jaxx (1993) and NEJ Golddust Wilbur (1994) have had basic training for driving and saddle work. They are BIG, TALL, SOLID BLACK horses bred to be part of a four-in-hand for a well-known carriage driving enthusiast. Others of their siblings may also be available. Alice and Emma are here on our farm; these guys are nearby.
All four current stallions: S. Carbon Copy (2000) S. Sequoyah (2003) S. Echo’s Finale (2004) and S. Zenith (2004) have had ground-driving experience, but none have been hooked. Three of them are For Sale and would make excellent Class A Pleasure Driving stallions (or geldings). All are pleasant to work with, and all are also available At Stud. We only breed a couple horses a year, and we don’t need four stallions.
Sleipnir Onstar, (2003 )our Black mare, of course, drives. Trained for western saddle, and used with Hunt Tack, and probably Saddle Seat Tack, Onstar’s early career, believe it or not, was as a lesson horse for our YOUNG beginner grandchildren. She has been in training with Travis Olinger for driving and she has made her Morgan Horse Class A show ring debut this year in Roadster to Bike! Onstar has a couple more Class A Morgan Horse Shows this year with Travis. Onstar can move up or down the class lists and has been a well-kept secret in Morgandom. Many people who watched her debut at the Bluegrass Morgan in Kentucky against well-known former Park Horses, wondered who she was. People won’t be wondering much longer. Onstar follows Travis like a puppy back to the barn, stands quiet to be tacked up, is great for the farrier and veterinarian, and has the pedigree and conformation to benefit ANY Morgan breeding program. She is one of the few remaining B-L Rhinestone Kid producing daughters.
Sleipnir Onstar exemplifies our motto: Family Show Horses: Showy Family Horses.
All four of our young junior horses can be ground-driven and are For Sale. They are like all our horses, beautiful, talented, great pedigrees, superior conformation, and willing personalities. S. Hiwassee and S. Echo’s Celebrity (“Bree”) (2009) have started their ground training to drive and can progress to the hooking stage. S. Double Feature (“DF”) and S. Resonance (“Res”) 2010 probably ought to wait until late winter to hook. They might make a great tall chestnut driving pair with their similar markings. However, each could have a fine show or family career on their own.
I am currently writing new updates for the individual pages for each of the “For Sale” horses. Pictures of all of the For Sale Horses can be seen by clicking on their individual photos from the home page OR
By going to www.ImagesnMemories.com then Galleries, then SMHF – Public Galleries, then Stallions, Mares or Geldings For Sale and each individual horse has a few pages of pictures.
We are happy to talk pedigrees, talents, etc. Feel free to email, or call to discuss any of the horses. If we do not have something to suit you, we’ll know other Morgan Horse people that might. Amber (McGee) our oldest grand-daughter is showing the Class A shows down south, in training with Sue Nerland (& Chris) and the youngest, grand-daughter, Kaya Bayard, is their groom. So, you may even find us on the rail. Last year was the first time since 1988, with Beth, Caitrin, and Britta, (and John!)
Also, Elizabeth (McGee), our oldest daughter, is the Show Manager for the Liberty United Classic Horse Show in Cleveland, TN, 37325, September 24 & 25 (Saturday and Sunday). It is going to be a major show for Morgans, and other breeds. This is the first year that it is rated THREE STARS AMHA. Plan on seeing us all there! http://LibertyUnitedHorseShow.yolasite.com and come for a visit to the farm, we are just a few minutes north of the show ground.
2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
We are a small family farm. We grow 98% of our plants ourselves. Everything is organically grown and while we have some common varieties, we mostly concentrate on Unusual and Unique culinary herbs and HEIRLOOM and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers.
We also have Blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants and perennials.
We have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties. We will have over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomatoes; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT peppers. We do take requests and deposits.
Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, vintage hats and jewelry +
Gift Certificates Available for any amount.
Also the largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south.
Foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings. Historic bloodlines in people-friendly, gorgeous, intelligent horses. Mostly Blacks and Bays, some Chestnuts, and a Palomino.
The Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Youth Group, Appalachian Riders, will be presenting some of the horses during the Open House.
House plants ON SALE NOW.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm, year round
The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane
2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325
Off Rte. 163-Bowater Road, Delano, TN, 37325
use either McMinn County Routes 969 or 970
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Today I’d like to write about a mare that we have here on the farm for sale for other owners.
NEJ GOLDDUST ALICE (Golddust Miner MC x May’s Sweetie) 1993
Alice is tall and sturdy enough for a long-legged man; but fine enough for a woman’s mount. She is at least 15 hands, no shoes or pads, and cut flat for pasture.
Alice has popular Beamington and Devan bloodlines up close. She is a Dark Red Chestnut, but has a lot of black chestnut in her background. She has thrown solid black foals bred to a seal brown stallion and a solid black stallion, and a red chestnut when bred to a red chestnut stallion.
NEJ Golddust Alice crosses very well with our stallions. Alice is a FULL SISTER to NEJ Golddust Emma. Alice, Emma, and their dam, May’s Sweetie, are all here on our farm, and their produce has been popular with our customers and visitors to the farm. Their owners bred for black driving pairs and four in hand. So far, Alice has given us a solid black mare via B-L Rhinestone Kid, our deceased founding stallion, and a solid black colt via Sleipnir Sequoyah. In 2010, she delivered a red chestnut colt by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale. Alice is open for 2011, and can come with or without a breeding to any of our four stallions.
Alice has good ground manners for the veterinarian & the farrier & for routine care. She has been ground driven in tandem. She has been ridden extensively around the farm and somewhat off the farm by professional trainers; and around the farm by our grandchildren as beginners.
She has been used as a lesson horse in a round pen; oval metal ring and rectangular paddock.
She is a proven broodmare…giving us the three excellent foals, two of which sold early on.
The first, Sleipnir Onyx, (by B-L Rhinestone Kid) is a very fine, solid black mare. S. Onyx has been SOLD to be a foundation mare for a breeding farm.
The second is Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, (by Sleipnir Sequoyah, a son of B-L Rhinestone Kid), a friendly curious black colt who has been sold to an excellent home, for a future full of great adventures.
The third is a gorgeous refined red chestnut colt named Sleipnir Resonance, by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale (Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid x U C Spicy Lass). (a grandson of B-L Rhinestone Kid). He may be sold as a colt or may be gelded. With small white facial markings, he is almost a perfect pair to Sleipnir Double Feature, a chestnut colt by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca.
Alice is a pleasure to work with during breeding, veterinarian pregnancy checks and with her foals, immediately upon foaling and as days progress. She is a good attentive mother, that trusts her people.
NEJ Golddust Alice is the ONLY NEJ Golddust Miner proven broodmare daughter ever offered for sale by the owners. Alice delivers a long-legged, tall, elegant foal, matched by unique pedigrees and superior conformation.
She is offered with or without a breeding to one of our four stallions.
As always, a good home is a must! She, like all the horses that we sell, is or will be, current on vaccinations, wormings, and with a negative Coggins. If needed, she will have an interstate transportation certificate.
Alice trailers well, and has been trailered interstate. She would make a good horse for a beginner rider in an enclosed environment, or a slightly more accomplished rider on trails or in the fields. Her bloodlines blend well with all the “show horse” lines as well as a with a stallion of carriage or trail skills and temprament.
$8,500.00, Offers from a home that values her sought and considered.
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 !!!
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.
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!