(Dapper Dan x Redonna Vermont--Red Vermont x McDonna)
Way back when I was in High School (late 1960's), I sometimes rode my horse over to the Peters Canyon Stables, a few miles away. It was run at that time by Billy Warne, a noted stock horse trainer. One day, walking through the barn, I was stopped by a lovely head hanging out over the stall door. The name plate on the door said "Dapper Dolly". I had no idea she was a Morgan, just that she was different from all the other horses there. It wasn't until decades later that I found out who she was. She was shown at good sized open shows in stock horse and did well.
Her sire was the popular Northern California stallion, Dapper Dan, of pure Western Working Family. Her dam was pure Brunk and a full sister to the granddam of one of my first Morgans.
3 months ago