Trail Riding in the Smokies

This another of the several articles that I wrote for Simply Morgan magazine about trail riding and pack trips.  This article was originally written in 2008.  I have always enjoyed trail riding. I think I was born about a hundred years too late. Fortunately for me, several of my family and friends tend to suffer from this same affliction. As a rule, we try to take at least one overnight trail ride a year. For several years we have ridden in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. For those of you who have never had the opportunity to ride here
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Musings on Morgans

I wrote the following article several years ago for Simply Morgan magazine, for an issue that focused on your favorite attributes of the Morgan breed.  It has since been published in The Lambert News as well.  Hope you enjoy! While working on an issue of Simply Morgan, I decided I would like to contribute to it.  I love to write.  It’s never hard for me to randomly chatter for a page or so about whatever is going through my head, and since that’s normally horse related, this should be no problem, right?  However after weeks of “waiting for the spirit
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My First Morgan: The Story of Blackberry

This article was originally published in The Morgan Horse magazine in April, 2010.  The true Morgan is not excessively crossed to other breeds so as to lose Morgan type and temperament, has a superb nervous system with instantaneous reactions and a high order of activity, always “fired up” and animated. The nervous force is a large part of his endurance, for his will is a function of his nervous disposition. But contrary to other breeds, the true Morgan has the fire in conjunction with great amiability and grace, so that a true example of the breed is as easily handled
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