My gelding is a little bulldog Morgan, and thank you for putting them up.. I think I figured out why they weren't working.. :P
He's built very stockily, he's barely 14.2h with shoes, and probably weighs around 1050lbs. My filly is nearing 15h barefoot (about 14.3 and a half, I'm hoping she reaches at least 15h when she's full grown, since I'm 5'6 and would like something 15h or taller) but she is so petite, she only weighed 800lbs when I first got her... We put a lot of meat on her, but I'm willing to bank she's still around/under 900lbs.
Smokey is just a lot of muscle, even at 25!
This is another of my favorite pictures of him:
Here's one of Scarlet, similar to the one WSArabians posted of Smokey for me, and you can tell the difference in their type. I wouldn't consider her breeding to be the "new trend" at least not on her bottom half, a little bit on her top half.. and she's also very petite, the new wave Morgans are often towering (16 hands is becoming more and more common).... I'm rambling. :)
This is Smokey at New England with me (I was 12 or 13).. He's a former Western Pleasure WC (in ladies and JE) and does he look good in silver or is it just me :)
And this is my absolute favorite shot of him, it actually one a photo contest on a forum I used to frequent, and there were a lot of entries (I want to say at least 30, but probably close to 50)
Anyways, I love Morgans of all types. I've always wanted a big park horse of the new type, but as you can see my boy is very classically built (I think in the mirror pic, he resembles Justin Morgan a lot!)
(i don't want to hot link, but look!) He's not as upheaded, but he's definitely got the thick legs, hindquarters and chest.. Smokey's got a bit of a sway back, I'm sure age and all those years carrying 50lb show saddles play a factor.
WSArabians, your little Morabs are cuuute! Especially the colt, I'll be interested to see how they grow up! Your mares are also very cute, especially the one who managed to get snow all over her face. :)