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post #31 of 36 Old 02-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BaileyJo View Post
You're not crazy....


"Today, more than 60%, or even much higher, of horses with Morgan registration papers carry large amounts of recent Saddlebred blood, both "legally" and illegally from back-of-the-barn secret crosses to Saddlebreds, and also to Hackneys, both cob sized Hackney ponies and horse sized Hackneys.

This was done to cater to the Saddlebred look for the show ring.

The true Morgans have been driven from their own shows and are essentially a minority in their own breed, with over 60% of the horses with "Morgan" registration papers carrying the later Saddlebred crosses."
That to me is ludicrious. Why want a Morgan if you don't want the look of one? I mean, if you want a Morgan that looks like a saddlebred, then get a darn saddlebred! Just makes no sense.

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AndreaSctlnd, I agree wholeheartedly. I've ridden Morgans and Saddlebreds for years, but they each are what they are for a reason. In the region that I show in there really are no other Morgans that look as saddlebred-y as Henry. we have the more refined ones, yes, but not to his extreme. His papers actually have a lot of foundation horses in there. His looks simply came from crossing one very refined Morgan with another one, no saddlebred hiding anywhere in the past 6+generations. if I was serious about showing he wouldn't have been my first choice by far simply because he's more ASB type than Morgan, but his personality won and I'm not looking to go crazy showing so its ok. None of the Morgan breeders or trainers I know endorse the ASB look, I think the paragraph from the foundation website might be pushing it a bit lol. I will agree that a more refined Morgan may have better carriage in certain areas than a stocky foundation looking one, but that doesn't mean he'd be picked over another. Like everything else, its all personal opinions :)
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post #33 of 36 Old 02-14-2012, 09:16 AM
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I love his ears!
I am a Morgan horse fan from way back, I have seen the Saddlebred feature's taking over. LOL
He is adorable and he will be loads of fun.

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post #34 of 36 Old 02-14-2012, 10:05 AM
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WOW. I love this guy... he's beautiful.
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post #35 of 36 Old 02-14-2012, 12:59 PM
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he does look like he may puposely be parking out, idk for sure though....................
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post #36 of 36 Old 02-14-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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jbolt, he is not parked out in the picture, simply standing at a normal stance. I'll try to grab some other pictures for you guys the show the difference between him parked out and square. Parking out is an extreme stretch :) he was just very alert lol
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