Reggie’s Black Rose

Reggie’s Black Rose

(Reggie’s Gem x Reggie’s Delight)

(1999 – 2011)

 Today, July 21, 2011, Reggie’s Black Rose died.  Rose, a black Morgan mare, was a delightful ambassadress of the farm. She had participated in 2 TN Agriculture Extension Service Fun on the Farm Days, for First Graders, Home schoolers, and their families, where she was a big drawing attraction.  She also participated in several Open Barn Events here on the farm.

Rose loved the foals and young horses.  While she had not had a foal for us, she was a great caretaker for the weaned foals and the young horses.  She had been a trail horse for her previous owners; and she had been ridden for lessons and around the farm by our grandchildren, and visitors.  She loved carrots and was good for the veterinarian, farrier, and the kids when they groomed her.

She is buried here on the farm, where her spirit, along with those of prior Members of the Herd, watches over the farm.


Sleipnir Explorer (B-L Rhinestone Kid x May’s Sweetie) and Amber McGee and others

May 5, 2011

Amber and Explorer are at their first Horse show of the 2011 season, The Dixie Cup, at the International Horse Park, in Conyers, Georgia.  Amber is in her last season as a Junior Exhibitor, and Explorer is her partner in showing in Morgan Hunter Pleasure and Equitation classes. They have several shows that they are planning on attending this year, some for the first time for us as exhibitors.

S. Explorer is a Dark Bay 2005 gelding with no white markings, who is approximately 14.3 hands + tall, with fairly low trimmed hooves.  He has been trained Western and Hunt Seat.  Amber has done most of the work herself, with some guidance, most recently from Sue Nerland, R’surene Morgans/Lancer Stables.

Explorer is For Sale, and is a proven high placer in Geldings In-hand and Reserve Champion  In-hand.  Because show season has started, and he is Amber’s primary mount, he may be purchased at any time, but he will not be available for pick-up until after The Grand Nationals in early October.

I’ve been promising Barb Goda every year that we’d have horses for Dixie Cup; and it seems like every year something comes up that we cannot.  So, this year we at least have one horse at the Show.

The Nerlands have Sleipnir Celestial Array on loan to be Chris’ show horse for this season.  Because they have three mares due to foal in a cluster, and Chris has been recovering from treatments, Array is not being shown as yet.  He also is a proven show horse and has been a winner in Geldings In-hand and as Show Champion In hand. Our geldings are quality enough to be a stallion, but we have too many stallions as it is…so, some get gelded to use in Junior Exhibitor and Amateur settings. S. Celestial Array (Hylee’s The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid) is a 2002 Deep Bay, with no white markings. He is trained Western, and for Pleasure Driving. Sue and Chris will be fine tuning him, and possibly using him in Hunt Seat for Chris, as well as Pleasure Driving for Chris.

In the meantime, we are tending and feeding Chris’ retired show gelding, R’surene Reparte, for them, and he is being used by Sue and Beth as leaders, for the Appalachian Riders Morgan Horse Youth Group, which is part of Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Association.  The Youth Group is based here on Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm.

Sleipnir Fieldstone is due to make some show debuts this year.  It is his year for Liberty Classic, in September this year, although his brother and uncle will probably be there too. S. Fieldstone is a very dark Bay (2006) gelding with a small white star.  He is from B-L Rhinestone Kid’s last foal crop x NEJ Golddust Emma (Golddust Miner MC x May’s Sweetie).  Fieldstone drives, and has been ridden Western and Hunt Seat.

Last, but certainly not least in the Show Horses due out this year, is Sleipnir Onstar, (2003) (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise) our Black driving mare. John has always wanted a Roadster to Bike horse and it looks like S. Onstar is it.  Unfortunately, due to rule changes, Morgan horses that were not shown in Roadster to Bike classes prior to 2003, are not eligible to be shown in some combination shows.  Amber has ridden her Hunt Seat, and a previous professional trainer had trained her for Western tack…But she is a FAST BLACK DRIVING HORSE.   So, it will be interesting to see where she will fit in this year.  She is being capably driven by Travis Olinger, and every now and then by John and I.  STAY TUNED!!!

2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale

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




GPS N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’

423 263 0824 Farm             423 284 0899 Cellular

U C Cinnamon

U C Cinnamon
(UVM Viking x U C Spicy Lass)
U C Cinnamon, one of our two daughters of U C Spicy Lass, born in 1979, passed away this morning (3/1/2011) from complications of old age. Cinnie was 32 years old.

Until her death, U C Cinnamon, a red chestnut mare, who is a daughter of our first horse, U C Spicy Lass, was the oldest horse on our farm.

Cinnamon, her dam, Spicy; and her grand-dam, U C Taffy, who was purchased by Peggy Clark at approximately the same time that we purchased Spicy; and her grandsire, U C Marquis, were all bred by the University of Connecticut Morgan Horse Breeding program.

Her sire, UVM Viking; grandsire, UVM Flash; and grand-dam, UVM Kathy, were bred by the University of Vermont Morgan Horse breeding program.

When we went to the University of Connecticut to look at UC Spicy Lass, in 1980, she was in foal to UVM Viking for Cinnamon’s full brother. Sleipnir Valhalla, when born, became the first Sleipnir foal and the inspiration for the Sleipnir prefix. U C Cinnamon was in the yearling paddock and peered out at us from the safety of her shed. She looked lovely, but we were not in the market for a yearling, so we did not purchase her then. Three years later, after Spicy’s untimely death in 1983, we bought U C Cinnamon for John as a Father’s Day present.

We had made a visit to Elm Hill Farm, in Massachusetts. Dr. and Mrs. Means had bred some wonderful naturally athletic, gorgeous horses. A stallion that had impressed us, Elm Hill High Hat (Orcland Leader x Windcrest Star of Dawn) was on our short list to breed Spicy to. Our breeding philosophy was, and still is, to breed old Government bloodlines to Upwey Ben Don descendents, and cross with Waseeka’s Nocturne descendents, particularly via Waseeka’s Showtime, with further crosses to Orcland Leader bloodlines. Obtaining these bloodlines as up close as possible, with selected other outcrosses. With this breeding plan, we achieve pleasant tempered, athletic, horses with willingness, great ways of moving, and correct conformation.

After U C Spicy Lass’ death, we were anxious to obtain her daughter, U C Cinnamon, and to breed her to Elm Hill High Hat, prior to his demise or withdrawal from breeding. We only had one completed pregnancy with U C Cinnamon, which resulted in a chestnut colt, Sleipnir Top Hat, by Elm Hill High Hat. Born in 1986, Sleipnir Top Hat was the last whole son of Elm Hill High Hat.

Sleipnir Top Hat only sired two foals: a filly, Sleipnir Spice on Top (out of Coeur d’Alene) in 1999; and a colt, Sleipnir Legacy (out of Sleipnir Constellation) in 2000. S. Top Hat and S. Legacy are both deceased.

U C Cinnamon’s grand-daughter, Sleipnir Spice on Top, is part of our herd, and we hope to start breeding her this year, with a planned breeding to Sleipnir Echo’s Finale (Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation) thus continuing to perpetuate this rare bloodline.

UC Cinnamon had a brief show career, predominantly in New England in the 1980’s, in training with Les Parker and then, John MacDonald. She could do anything from park saddle and harness to western pleasure. A typical morgan, she floated across the fields, tail flagged. She was the head of our herd and played well with all ages and sexes.

Sleipnir Constellation, (Connie) born 1983, the last direct descendent of U C Spicy Lass, and the first foal for B-L Rhinestone Kid, our deceased senior stallion, is now the matriarch of the herd.

John, Beth, Michael, and I were with Cinnamon when she passed on. She is buried here on our farm in Tennessee. Her spirit with those of her mother, brothers, son, grandson, and friends, watches over our herd.

February at the Farm


We are starting to shake off the winter doldrums and spending some time working horses.  We’ve sold four horses over the Winter, and lost one that suddenly became ill overnight and passed away despite hours of attendant care from our vet and family. It never gets easier no matter what their age.  The sold horses are all doing well at excellent homes.

Amber and Kimberly have braved the mud and are starting to ride again.

John has about six days off this week and in to next.  Hopefully, the weather will be nice and he and Michael, Noel and I, and maybe some of the grandkids, Elizabeth and Caitrin can work on some driving horses. 

We have two two year old mares: Sleipnir Hiwassee (Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma) (Black) and Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca)(Dark Chestnut).  Both are ready to start some driving training.  The ladies are both for sale. Very different styles, but definitely both are poster girls for the Sleipnir Morgans.  Of course, right now they are muddy and still have their long coats.

There are also several other mares that need riding and/or driving training.  Many are for sale and some are not. Some are planned to be new members of the broodmare band.  But that doesn’t mean that they cannot also be fun to use around home.

We have several nice geldings that we want to work with under saddle and /or pleasure driving.  And the stallions are so gorgeous and we haven’t done enough to be driving and riding them.

We have a ‘new to us’ pleasure driving show cart due to arrive sometime soon. Michael and I are setting John to searching for a second easy-entry cart.  Travis has ours while he is working S. Onstar…wow, look for new pics of her soon.  She looks super!! She can do anything from amateur saddle to Pleasure Driving to Roadster to Bike.  Which, speaking of…we are looking for a nice reasonably priced used horse sized roadster cart for her for this show season.  If you know of one, please let us know.  She is ready.

No foals are planned for our farm for this year. So sad. I miss the foals in the years when none are due.  Fortunately, the Nerlands at R’surene Morgans have three due. So, I can get my ‘foal fix’ there!

We are working on plans for some new crosses.  There are several mares of our breeding that we’d like to work in to the foaling path.

Also, the four gentlemen stallions are available for off farm breedings.  I look forward to their foals for others as much as I do theirs for us.

This time of year is soooo busy on the Farm…horses, greenhouse, Antiques…other critters…clean-up from storm damage…we had alot of storm damage this year…paperwork (always)…gardens to ready…carrots to feed to the whole gang…and so much more.

But there is always time for visitors…friends old and new.

We are OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm. But, also other times by arrangement.  Come see all the gang…two weanling colts, to be gelded through senior citizen retirees that have made it through another Winter.  Someone is almost always here on the farm to show you around.

NEJ GOLDDUST ALICE tall chestnut mare

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.

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 >> 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.