At LeDan Morgans our mission is to take every opportunity to promote the Morgan horse, and gaited Morgans in particular, to equine enthusiasts via our membership of numerous trail riding clubs and equine associations to help preserve and expand the awareness of this wonderful breed.
A native Arizonan, my experience had been quarter horses and one
arab in the mix prior to meeting my bride Letha. She educated me and quickly converted me to Morgans and I haven't regretted it; these horses are so much more a
combination of beauty, brains and stamina than anything I have ever
experienced before.Though I had a lot of riding experience with my brother and friends hunting and trail riding in the back country in all sorts of terrain and was very confident on a horse, I had never really educated myself on the finer points of horsemanship; in short, I was a good passenger, but not really a horseman. Letha inspired and helped me go about changing that and I have learned so much about all faucets of horsemanship both in the saddle, in training, breeding, hoof care, and general horse care and nutrition via numerous clinics, the University of Arizona Equine Sciences Center, and other assorted horse training media.
Letha grew up on a farm in Kansas and had horse experience from an early age. As an adult while raising her kids in Arizona she studied natural horsemanship for years and attended numerous clinics by the top clinicians on the subject. Once the kids were on their own, she decided it was time to get back into horses and started with an abused quarter horse which she soon turned around and made into a viable riding horse. She discovered after a while though that quarter horses didn't have as much go and energy as she did (no surprise if you know Letha) and she gave a Morgan a try. There was no turning back from that point and she became a dedicated Morgan fan. After a acquiring her second Morgan, who came with her feet in horrible condition, she learned about the benefits of barefoot trims and has become an equally dedicated barefoot practitioner and has attended clinics to increase her knowledge on the subject. Equine nutrition is another passion of Letha's and she spares no effort in making our horses' diet as nutritionally healthy as she can.
We have slowly built a small Morgan farm in the
high desert east of Tucson in Mescal Arizona with the goal of
producing quality Morgans with the diverse talents they possess.
After several years of breeding and producing several quality colts, we have now decided to stop breeding and focus on trail riding our wonderful gaited Morgan horses and exposing them to the equine community in Arizona and beyond. Trail riding is our primary personal interest and our horses
have ridden all over the state and longer trips beyond. We have also
participated in cattle drives on local ranches, and Letha
wants to get into driving as well at some point, as these wonderful
Morgan horses do it all well.
We are always happy to share our knowledge on the Morgan
horse and welcome any inquiries or opportunity to help people get to
know this wonderful breed.Feel free to give us a call anytime for information or to
make plans to drop by if you're in the area.
Dan and Letha Simmons
Address: 373 N. Tequila Trail, Benson, Arizona