Sleipnir Fieldstone in harness around the backyard

Sleipnir Fieldstone
Travis Olinger, trainer, whip

2006 Bay Gelding 14.3+ barefoot, cut down for pasture, not show length, padded/shod
(B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma)
John Denman (orange shirt) whip
Travis Olinger, trainer, whip
Autumn 2012 day on the farm

Fieldstone is the first horse that John has driven since his illness and extended recovery. Fieldstone waits patiently while John brings his electric wheelchair nearby to transition to the cart.

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In harness in Eastern Tennessee

John and I have always had an interest in Carriage Driving.

Recently, we’ve been auditing some clinics; and been working with some of our Morgans focusing on aspects of carriage driving.
We haven’t abandoned our family’s return to the all-Morgan shows, just adding another dimension.

Over the years, John had two wishes/goals for our Morgans:

(1) to have a Morgan Roadster -to- Bike…Sleipnir Onstar, our 2003 Black Roadster-to-Bike trained Morgan mare was Grand National Top Ten last year. Due to John’s injury and extensive recovery period, and all the tornado damage, we didn’t show her (or anyone) this year – professional or amateur.
(2) to do combined driving events (CDEs). We are working towards that goal now.

Weather isn’t co-operating for our Mondays with Travis here. Second rainy Monday in a row. But John got Wednesday at Travis’ with Sleipnir Sequoyah accomplished last week.

We have four well-trained harness horses available; several with extensive ground driving experience; and a half-dozen youngsters, four of which can begin harness training. We sell our best. Our mission is to share “Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses,”  and to provide historic pedigrees as up close as possible in a modern horse, that still looks like a Morgan.

Several others of our Morgans are trained to harness.  They are not on the sales list, and need a refresher; we intend to drive them more often also.
Due to his extended time unable to work, and our reduced mobility, we are willing to accept reasonable offers on about 12 of our 21 Morgan Horses; plus, we have three for sale as agents for other owners.  A few of our horses are here for the duration.

Our website is undergoing updating of photos etc…but my blog is up to date re what’s going on at the farm, and other places.
http://www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com
(my) Georgia’s Morgan Horse blog: (you are here)
http://www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.wordpress.com

In the meantime, we are enjoying the Autumn with the Herd; and working more and more in harness.
Stay tuned for our weekly adventures bringing along some of the horses driving around the farm.
If you are in East Tennessee, and enjoy horses in harness, in any manner, let us know…they don’t have to be Morgans !!!
There is an active carriage driving group in Middle TN…where we are making friends…and learning ALOT. Perhaps we can do some fun things here in East Tennessee too.

Sleipnir Sequoyah
2003 Black Stallion
B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene

Sleipnir Sequoyah
Travis Olinger, whip

Sleipnir Fieldstone, 2006 Bay Gelding and Elizabeth L.D. McGee

Here is a photograph of Elizabeth driving S. Fieldstone last Monday.  Unfortunately, it is pouring rain today. So, no driving today…but we do need the rain.

This is the first time that Elizabeth has driven in a long while. She used to show Junior Exhibitor Pleasure Driving in New England…I won’t say how long ago.

As you can see, she is driving Fieldstone out in the open. No ring. In the pictures with John driving, same thing. We are doing the same with S. Celestial Array. And hopefully we will get a few others back in harness this Autumn.

S. Sequoyah will be coming home from his harness training soon. Then it will be another’s turn.

Nice autumn weather will return after the rain.

We are all looking forward to more fun on the farm.

2006 Bay Gelding - Harness and Saddle

Beth driving Sleipnir Fieldstone

Tornado Recovery/Repairs on the farm

Things are progressing to get the paddock and pasture fences repaired on the farm.

We still have to find someone to cut down and clear out the trees that have snapped off along the outer boundary fence and treeline.  One of our neighbors had used his very large tractor to pull some of it down on his side; but our tractor is not that large.

Some of the trees were quite mature, and the boundary line view has changed significantly already, even without the trees coming totally down.

Treeline damage – from tornado
part of the boundary treeline and
interior fenceline

It is a Chestnut Filly

Sleipnir Carbon Copy and Playday Rebecca are pleased to announce the birth of their little girl, a fine dainty chestnut filly, as yet unnamed.

The little lady has a offside thunderbolt of a connected star, stripe and snip…angling toward her right nostril and a right hind sock and stocking. As John says, “great chrome!”

Her older half-brother and half-sister are also chestnut…one is a darker chocolate chestnut and the other is a lighter red chestnut…so, it will be interesting to see how she sheds out.  Guaranteed that she’ll be eye-catching and a fluid mover.

2012 chestnut filly
Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca

2012 Chestnut filly (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca)

Playday Rebecca
(Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda)
and her 2012 Chestnut Filly
by Sleipnir Carbon Copy

Both of S. Carbon Copy’s 2012 fillies are offered For Sale.  Each are priced at $2,000.00. Our usual and customary price for filly foals. We are not planning to use Carbon again this year to our mares, as it is Sleipnir Zenith’s turn.  If you want a Carbon baby out of either of these two very nice mares, these fillies will be the only ones from our farm for awhile.  Carbon’s stud fee to outside mares is $1,000.00; live foal guarantee.  He is also For Sale, as we do not need four stallions.  His offering price is $9,900.00

Due to John’s recent significant illness and the tornado damage from the storm March 2, 2012, we have not set a date for our Spring Open House. Visitors are always welcome, with notice please.  Soon, both mothers and fillies will be together in the same paddock.  Great fun to watch!!!!

Below is a photo of Sleipnir Carbon Copy’s other 2012 foal, filly, Sleipnir Star Attraction, and her dam, NEJ Golddust Emma.  “Star” was born a month prior to ‘Becca’s filly.

Sleipnir Star Attraction, Bay 2012 filly (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x NEJ Golddust Emma)

Meet the Sleipnir Stallions: Part 3: Sleipnir Carbon Copy and his Get

 

Sleipnir Carbon Copy (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene, by Breezeway x a Funquest bred dam) is a glorious mahogany Bay Morgan Stallion.

Sleipnir Carbon Copy is 14.3hh, flat-hoofed, no shoes, and trimmed for pasture.

His Stud fee is $1,000.00, live foal guaranteed.

S. Carbon Copy is also For Sale, as we do not need 4 stallions. Carbon is a Full brother to our Black Stallion, Sleipnir Sequoyah. Both are by B-L Rhinestone Kid, our deceased senior stallion. Each is priced at: $9,990.00  Carbon is not rank, or difficult, and is kind to his mares. He could be gelded for use as an amateur horse. He would be superb! Carbon has had professional training for all his basics and has been worked with by amateurs, including our beginner teenaged grand-daughter. He has been extensively ground driven and has been ridden.

Or, purchase his 2012 Bay daughter, Sleipnir Star Attraction, raf (x NEJ Golddust Emma)…for $2,000.00.

NEJ Golddust Emma (Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie) is also for sale for other owners (we have her on a breeding lease). She can be purchased with or without a breeding to one of our stallions. She is the only Black Proven Broodmare ever offered for sale by her owners. Her chestnut sister, NEJ Golddust Alice, is also available, also a Proven Broodmare, and Alice has been used as a various sized ring lesson horse for all of our grand-children.

We are also anticipating the birth of another 2012 foal by Carbon, out of our really wonderful Dark chestnut mare, Playday Rebecca (Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda). ‘Becca has had many gorgeous foals for other breeders, as well as for us. (see the photos of Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity and Sleipnir Double Feature under Sleipnir Echo’s Finale’s blog posting). Her foal will be available for sale.

All Sleipnir Morgan Horses have their pedigrees listed on www.allbreedpedigree.com ; where you can also do “hypothetical” breedings.

All of our For Sale Horses always have asking prices listed and available. All are current on their vaccinations and wormings, all sell with a current negative Coggins, all have lots of basic ground manners – stand for the farrier, veterinarian, and grooming/handling by amateurs. Many are trained to ride and drive. All maintain a good hoof, are trimmed regularly and cut-down, trimmed for pasture. Only the horses currently stalled in training carry a longer hoof and wear a shoe. Most of the mares and geldings have been pastured together at various points in time. All the stallions have been kept in 200 x 100 open paddocks, as well as stalled at various points in their lives.
Every Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm horse ever sold in our over thirty years of breeding has gone to a permanent loving home.

Our Spring Open House date has not been scheduled due to John’s recovery from his illness and our tornado related rebuilding work. Visitors are always welcome, with notice preferred.

Contact Georgia at 423 284 0899 Cellular and Texts, or Denmanfam@aol.com  and GLDenman@aol.com  for email.

Photos # 2 & # 3: Sleipnir Star Attraction (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x NEJ Golddust Emma) 2012 Bay Filly

NEJ Goldust Emma (Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie) 1996 Black Broodmare for sale for other owners; we have her on breeding lease.

and “Tre” Bayard…

All our foals are magnets for our grandchildren, and others…and are imprinted by and used to children

Sleipnir Carbon Copy - 2000 Stallion
(B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d'Alene)

Meet The Sleipnir Stallions: Part 2: Sleipnir Sequoyah and his Get available

Sleipnir Sequoyah (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene, by Breezeway x a Funquest bred mare) is our 2003 BLACK stallion. He has a fantastic combination of historic bloodlines up close in a modern package.  He is friendly, handsome, athletic, intelligent, close coupled, with good legs, and solid hooves.  He is a proven sire of Black foals.  We have sold his colt/geldings that we had.  We do have a very nice, super friendly 3 year old Black mare of his for sale (Sleipnir HiwasseeSleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma).

Sleipnir Sequoyah is 14.3hh, flat-hooved, no shoes, and trimmed for pasture. 

He is currently in driving training with Travis Olinger, a well-known driving trainer, from a family of well-known East Tennessee horsemen.  Travis may be reached via Email at: atolinger@charter.net or via phone at:  423 341 7930.

Sequoyah’s Stud fee is $1,000.00, live foal guaranteed.

S. Sequoyah is also For Sale, as we do not need Four stallions. Priced at: $9,990.00  He is not rank, or difficult, and is kind to his mares.  He could also be gelded for use as an amateur horse.  He would be spectacular!  He has been ridden.

Sleipnir Hiwassee
(Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma)
2009 Black Mare

Or, purchase his 2009 Black daughter, Sleipnir Hiwassee…for $4,500.00  She has all her basics and is ready to train your way for driving and/or saddle work.  In your pocket friendly, solid hooved, athletic, pretty, intelligent, willing and will make an awesome member of anyone’s breeding program; she can be crossed with any of the older pedigree lines, or with the more currently popular lines.

All Sleipnir Morgan Horses have their pedigrees listed on www.allbreedpedigree.com; where you can also do “hypothetical” breedings.

Our For Sale Morgan Horses always have asking prices listed and available. All are current on their vaccinations and wormings, all sell with a current negative Coggins, all have lots of basic ground manners – stand for the farrier, veterinarian, and grooming/handling by amateurs. Many are trained to ride and drive. All maintain a good hoof, are trimmed regularly and cut-down, trimmed for pasture. Only the horses currently stalled in training carry a longer hoof and wear a shoe. Most of the mares and geldings have been pastured together at various points in time. All the stallions have been kept in 200 x 100 open paddocks, as well as stalled at various points in their lives. 

Every Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm horse ever sold in our over thirty years of breeding has gone to a permanent loving home.

Our Spring Open House date has not been scheduled due to John’s recovery from his illness and our tornado related rebuilding work. Visitors are always welcome, with notice preferred. Contact Georgia at 423 284 0899 Cellular and Texts, or Denmanfam@aol.com and GLDenman@aol.com for email.