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

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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

About the Horses For Sale

I was going over our Reg. Morgan Horses Sales/Production List with a bit more attention to statistics the other day.
We have approximately 2/3rds of our herd actively For Sale. There are others that we would consider selling. We also have four Morgan Horses, possibly more, For Sale for friends. We recently sold two for them.
Of these,
Three are Stallions, that could be gelded; they all have been ridden, and have driving training pre-hooking stage.
Four are already Geldings, who all can be ridden and two are actively driven. The other two have had driving training through the hooking stage, and now that the weather is cooler, we will be back to driving training.
Four are colts, that can be gelded. All four are quality enough to be left whole as Stallions. One is ready to start driving training.
Two are adult mares: One is all Show Horse. She rides and drives, and would be a perfect broodmare for any Morgan breeding farm. She could cross with any lines. The other is also broodmare quality, and a perfect trail friend. Good for a family horse, also.
Two are coming two year old fillies…both of which could be show horses; one would make an excellent trail horse. They would both be sparkling additions to breeding farms. They will be starting driving training. They are already good for the vet, farrier and amateur family members.
Regarding coat colors:
Four are chestnuts, Two are Dark chestnut, and it is too soon to tell with the other two, who are almost a perfect pair.
Six are true blacks.
Five are Bays ranging from gleaming Mahogany Bay to close to Seal Brown/Black Bay.
Of our friends’ horses for sale: three are Black to BlackBay; and one is a dark chestnut. Two are geldings and two are mares. One is the only proven broodmare that they have offered for sale in a very long time, if ever.
As always, our horses are handled by three generations of amateur owners, always including young children. They stand for the vet, farrier and grooming. All are up to date on vaccinations, wormings, and have negative Coggins.

Weaning the Foals from their dams:

Last Friday, October 30, 2010 we separated the foals (baby horses) from their dams (mothers).

At some point in time a mare would naturally wean her foal.  But we have seen older horses come and nurse from their mothers.  Usually we wean our foals at between 5 and 6 months of age.

When we separate them, we attempt to have the mares where their foals cannot see them and vice versa.

We usually put the dams and foals together in a large field after the foals are fairly sturdy on their legs.  So the foals all know each other and have established their own order of ranking in their mini herd. Their dams also know each other and their herd rank; and they start teaching the youngsters herd manners.

S. Valhalla (Hal), when he was alive, was the perfect babysitter- leader for the year’s foal crop.  From the time that they were weaned, until the next group was ready the following year, he would teach them more herd manners.

After Valhalla died, S. Selebrity (Seppy) held the job.  Seppy was not as patient with the frolicking of the youngsters as Hal had been.  But he got the job done with a minimum of unhappiness.

Since Seppy has been gone, we have tried some other methods. 

This year we gave the foals to the senior mares:  UC Cinnamon (Cinnie) (UVM Viking x UC Spicy Lass, our foundation mare)(1979); Sleipnir Constellation (Connie) (B-L Rhinestone Kid x UC Spicy Lass)(1983); and Coeur d’Alene (Alene) (Breezeway x Oak Hill Perfect Pic, a Funquest/Mor-Ayr Supreme mare) (1988).  All three of these fine quality mares have had important Produce (their foals) for our breeding farm.

One has to think twice about putting young colts, who have not been gelded as yet, in with mares. However, none of the mares can carry to term any longer; and we had retired them.  I do not recommend doing this with mares that could become “in foal”.  We know that even if they were impregnated by one of the young colts, they would not carry to term. Of course, they are not cycling, and I do not believe that they have for awhile; and they informed the colts to stay away!!!

One problem with this system is that we feed the senior mares a senior grain and a mineral supplement for their joints, which the foals do not need. And the foals get a regular grain, which if the mares try to claim some, will be more difficult for them to chew and digest.

So far the procedure is working out.  We put two separated feeders in their large paddock.  And each “set” is staying to their own feed. 

The colts have not been calling for their dams very much. And the dams are “drying out” (drying up their milk supply).

In about a week, we will return the mares to the main field (pasture).  The problem there is that the foals will only be separated from their mothers by about a 16 foot aisle.  So, the dams and foals could end up running the fence a lot, tiring them, or trying to break through to each other.  So, that will be a stage to watch carefully.  Presumably the whole process will go smoothly.

In the “old days” we didn’t have as many paddocks, and we stalled our horses more.  It was much more traumatic on everyone, especially the foals, to be confined in a space with no company.  This system is much more natural and humane, and yields a lot less crying for “Mama”.

New Gelding on the Farm

We are welcoming a new gelding to the farm.

Bramble Creek Katzpyjamas (aka “PJ”), a 1998 liver chestnut gentleman has been professionally trained to the hooking stage; and has been trained to be ridden Western. 

We are looking forward to training him as a pleasure driving/carriage driving horse; and having the grandkids ride him.  Amber has already been for a short ride, and PJ performed well.

We have 4 colts to geld, once fly season has ended, one 2009 (Smoky) and three 2010 (Ocoee, DF and Resonance).  We are still debating gelding one of the older stallions.  We do not need four to eight stallions. At one point we didn’t have enough geldings.  Pretty soon we will have more stallions and geldings than mares.

Currently, on the farm, the mares out-number the stallions/geldings…but it is getting closer.

If someone is looking for a new stallion for a breeding farm, all four of the youngsters are nice enough to be a stallion.  They’ll all be gelded over the Winter though as Geldings are often desired.  So if you are looking for a mature, breedable stallion, we have three that we will consider selling, a black, a bay, and a Mahogany bay.  And if you are looking for a younger version, we have four, two blacks and two chestnuts.  

If you are looking for a horse that is already a gelding we have four: three bays, and a chestnut. 

If you want a young gelding, we will work with you regarding which of the four colts that you would like, and gelded.

If you would prefer a mare we have those too.

Plus, several friends of ours have Morgan horses for sale. Geldings and mares.

Whether you are new to Morgan Horses, or a Morgan Horse Breeder…we probably have, or can find, just the right horse for you.

May’s Joy and May’s Prunella: Historic Pedigrees:

Joy and Nellie have gone to a new home.  But we wanted to post their historic pedigrees and information about them for their new owners, and for others interested in these Historic Foundation bloodlines.  They were bred by an old-time breeder; and have belonged to long-standing Morgan families.

MAY’S JOY                 (May’s Red x May’s Minuet)           BAY           1988

MAY’S PRUNELLA    (May’s Red x Eck’s Twiggy)         BAY           1988

These two mares are both products of Meril May of Mays Morgan Farm, Hiram, Ohio’s extensive classic mid-western breeding program, with many crosses to the excellent Devan bloodlines.

 They are definitely classically built “old style” mares.  These mares have extremely hard to find old bloodlines, up close.  Prior to coming to our farm, the ladies had been residing in Florida where they moved with prior owners, who had them for eleven years.

Both mares are by May’s Red, described as a tall, chunky, old-fashioned Morgan Stallion by a breed historian.  He was easy to handle, with a pleasant personality, and good mannered at breeding.

May’s Joy is out of May’s Minuet and May’s Prunella is out of Eck’s Twiggy.

Eck’s Twiggy is also the dam of the great driving mare, May’s Sweetie.  Sweetie is the dam of several terrific Produce for her people and for us.  She is true to her name and her foals definitely share that wonderful trait, sweet as can be, and wonderful to be around.

NEJ Golddust Alice, who is also on the sales list, and her 2009 black colt, Sleipnir Smoky Mountain (by Sleipnir Sequoyah), and her 2010 chestnut colt, Sleipnir Resonance (by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale) are all descendants of Eck’s Twiggy’s. 

Sleipnir Hiwassee, NEJ Golddust Emma’s 2009 black filly is another product of this line.  NEJ Golddust Emma, Alice’s full sister, is also the dam of a full brother to S. Hiwassee, (Sleipnir Sequoyah by B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma), Sleipnir Ocoee, a black 2010 colt.

May’s Joy who is 13.3 – 14 hh, had one foal, a filly, in 2002, Storm’s Mid-day Dance, by PJMF Stormy Knight, Matthew Gibson’s deceased stallion.

May’s Prunella (“Nellie”), who is taller, at 14.2 hh, has not foaled to our knowledge.  Nellie has an old injury to one leg.  She is usable for light riding. Both mares have been blood-typed and DNA confirmed and recorded.                            

Joy and ‘Nellie’ are both traditional Bay.  They both are trained to ride, and can be seen in their photos being ridden on our farm by a couple tiny young ladies.  We’ve been told that they were trained to drive…but they have not been hooked by us.  The mares are very friendly, come to you in a large pasture, and have good ground manners.  As all the horses on our farm, Joy and ‘Nellie’ are current on all vaccinations, wormings, Coggins, and the farrier.

These mares have only had a couple owners since birth.  We had them back in TN due to a divorce.  They went to the same home, as they have been together virtually since birth.  They are quite healthy and are capable of giving “pony rides” to grandchildren, and being ridden.

May’s Joy and May’s Prunella:

Today, Joy and Prunella (aka Nellie) left for a new home in Alabama.

They will have a nice home with slightly warmer Winters, not much hotter Summers, and a place where they are valued for their historic pedigrees.

It is always crucial to us that our horses are placed with caring and competent people.

We are delighted that they will go to a Morgan Horse farm where they will be appreciated.  As they are no longer going to be on our For Sale page, I will post the historical pedigree information in another blog.  Stay tuned.