Equine Reproduction Workshop at Morgan Horse Farm a Success

Several college students sitting in a classroom listening to an instructor discuss Morgan horse anatomy and physiology.
Students learning about mare anatomy and physiology.

The UVM Morgan Horse Farm hosted another fantastic Equine Reproduction Workshop on April 5 and 6, 2024. They had a great turnout of students and participants from the equine community.

The teaching agenda included lectures on mare and stallion physiology, breeding program management, foaling and neonates, hereditary disorders, artificial insemination, industry opportunities, and how to make mating decisions based on breeding ethics and philosophy. Continue reading “Equine Reproduction Workshop at Morgan Horse Farm a Success”

Equine Reproduction Advancement Gives Hope for Morgan Horse UVM Promise Progeny

A photo taken in 1966 of a dark brown, tall and strong Morgan horse known as UVM Promise standing in a field during the fall.
UVM Promise

Thanks to the advancement in equine reproduction through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), the UVM Morgan Horse Farm is thrilled to announce that after 30 years since his last registered foal, a Morgan mare is confirmed in foal to the late, great UVM Promise.

Born in 1966, UVM Promise, (UVM Highlight x UVM Empress), was one of the most successful horses ever produced in the 70-plus years of the UVM Morgan breeding program. He had many world champion titles, significant influence in the brood shed, and is a household name in the Morgan world. Continue reading “Equine Reproduction Advancement Gives Hope for Morgan Horse UVM Promise Progeny”

UVM Morgan Horse Farm 2023 Season Highlights

Two women stand next to an adult Morgan horse and a colt at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm.

We welcomed six healthy foals in 2023.  In the photo, Apprentice Ryley Dubois stands next to a 2023 colt sired by UVM Nobel, and UVM ASCI alumna Lila Barker holds the dam, UVM Beloved.

This year’s Raffle Morgan, name UVM Fletcher, is a stunning colt by UVM Unchallenged out of UVM Serendipity. On October 28, we pulled the lucky ticket belonging to Penny Ramirez from Oklahoma. Penny and her family show Morgan horses and were ecstatic to win UVM Fletcher. UVM Fletcher has headed west to his new home with Penny under the direction of LaRica Performance Horses. Continue reading “UVM Morgan Horse Farm 2023 Season Highlights”