Category Archives: morgan

Clifford Rocks the Charlotte Library

Clifford played host to some 60 little kids this morning in Charlotte Community Library. Director Sally L. Seifert, the Children’s and Young Adult Librarian, had seen to it that the place was set up to my specifications: Plenty of room for Clifford … Continue reading

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Clifford’s Birthday Ride – With a Morgan Legend

My friend Stayner Haller is something of a legend in the Morgan horse world. With his eventing gelding, LGM Challenger, he competed in 104 USEA events, including one when Chally was 27 and Stayner 73. “Chally” lived into his mid-thirties, remaining active … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest

Driving the truck around is cumbersome, and slightly embarrassing, today, because it’s still stacked with a tower of hay. The bales are packed so tightly that I can’t get my fingers under the twine, and those suckers are heavy: One … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Friend

Chally on slate, about 5×8″.  It’s been a hard week for my friend Stayner, who lost his life partner on September 3.  His life partner being, of course, his horse, LGM Challenger.  Stayner is an avid rider and an AHA … Continue reading

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Why a Full-Sized Horse in a Library?

When I am asked about our program, I explain that we promote literacy (the obvious answer), but also that we are promoting empathy and respect for life, in hopes of making the world a better place.  I don’t usually explain … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week – Tucker

It has been a busy week for pet portraits; especially with the little mini slates.  These are rapidly shrinking in size, as people want things they can wear as pendants that don’t feel like they would drag you to the … Continue reading

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Endless Equine Art

Last night I watched “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on Netflix, Werner Herzog’s documentary about the Paleolithic-era paintings in the Chauvet cave of Southern France.  Deemed the oldest works of art on record, the paintings were primarily of horses.  Their scruffy … Continue reading

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Clifford’s Expos, Eh?

We were excited to learn that the Novi Equestrian Expo and Novi Pet Expo, both traditionally held in November, were under new management this year.  The new promoters were enthusiastic and happy to add Clifford to their entertainment list for … Continue reading

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Tricks are for Kids

  Clifford the Wild Morgan! After the longest, hardest winter of our life, I decided to haul Cliffy downstate and get him back in shape for our tour.  He needs muscle tone and in fact, hasn’t even shed all his … Continue reading

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Hay, Chewed

Got a nice email from Standlee Hay Company offering some samples of their timothy hay, alfalfa hay and alfalfa pellets.  Here is a pic of Cliffy from yesterday enjoying some of their alfalfa mix from Tractor Supply Company.  The horses … Continue reading

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