Morgan Horse Farm

Today's mini-post is absolutely fall-themed.

Here in Boston the switch 's been flipped — the air is crisp, it's been gloriously overcast, and the first few trees have burst their bright fall colors.

What could be better to celebrate the season then to horse around in Vermont at the Morgan Horse Farm?!

Two years ago I went home for a long weekend to the Adirondacks and we skipped over to Vermont to check out the fall foliage and famous UVM Morgan horses.

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(Mom was definitely trying to win the foal they put on auction, but much to her dismay and Dad's relief her name wasn't drawn.)

And the art here is absolutely in the beauty of these old barns and shiny horses.

Morgan horses are one of the first American breeds, all dating back to the famous Figure who was given to Justin Morgan in payment of a debt.

Figure passed on his signature 'Morgan' frame, which is compact but mighty.

Photo Credit: A. Strong

This breed was actually well known in the Civil War because of it's incredible stamina and strength.

Not to mention, they're extremely friendly.

Photo Credit: A. Strong

And they think they look good too — they'll try to steal a kiss, or snack from your pocket if you aren't careful.

UVM took over this particular horse farm, with intensive year-long internships to apprentices in their animal sciences programs.

If you're in New England, stop by the farm before traveling up to Burlington or south to the Green Mountains and Finger Lakes.

 

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