Friday, July 31, 2009

Piedmont Mares

Rosemarie (Mountcrest Sellman x Rosebud Rose)
Cresta (Mountcrest Sellman x Clover Bud)
Eudora (Mountcrest Sellman x Blossom Q)

Paragraph 04027

(Jubilee King x Nella)

Lippitt Trilby Ash 04731

(Ashbrook x Trilby)

Lippitt Samantha 05181

(Ashbrook x Lippitt Sallie)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lippitt Miss Nekomia 04938

(Lippitt Moro x Nekomia), foal by Lippitt George

This mare and her descendants were the first Morgans I fell in love with and have remained my truest love in Morgans. Of my 7 Morgans now, 6 have at least 25% of their pedigree strongly Nekomia (my half Lippitt fellow has 9 crosses to her). In the late 1940's, she produced a foal every year and competed in the Vermont 100 Mile Ride, winning one year. When I first got into Morgans, an old-time breeder who specialized in her descendants told me that the reason she did so well on the Vermont Ride was that "she was too damm bull-headed to let another horse in front of her." I can believe that for the Nekomias are known to be opinionated and very free to tell the human their opinion. These are not the easiest horses and one needs a sense of humor to deal with them. They are lovely Morgans in looks and type.

Delight Marea x-05189 & Lippitt Rob Ash 7802

Delight Marea (Sealect x Lucy by Troubadour of Willowmoor)
L. Rob Ash (Ashbrook x Green Mountain Twilight)

Lippitt Kate Moro 04785

(Moro x Croydon Mary)

Lady Field x-05734

(Mansfield x Little Troub (unreg) by Troubadour of Willowmoor)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lippitt Nancy Moro

(Lippitt Sam x Lippitt Gladys Moro)
Foaled 1952, photo taken 1980, The Lippitt Country Show,VT

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jubilee Alexandra 06398

(Flyhawk x Betty Barr)

Kona 05586

(Goldfield x Redfern)

Jenney Lake 06961

(Senator Graham x Monty)

Highview Honey 07113

(Fillmore x Jubilee Joy)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brady's Defender 79634

Brady’s Defender 79634 [Dr. B. F. Brady x Jody Jean O], foaled 5/19/1979, had the honor of being the oldest of the 350 horses in July 13, 2009’s Great Circus Parade. Shown with his owner, Mary Ellen Gray of Germantown, Wisconsin, Defender was part of the 11-horse Flag Unit composed of members of the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club.
In the background is Gable’s Grindelwald 0139037, a 1996 bay mare by Gable’s Central Park out of L.A. Shauna.

Thanks to Marsha Valance for today's post.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hel's Chinquapina 06061

(Sun Down Morgan x Bubbles)
The dam was bred by Sid Spencer.

Gypsy Maid 06276

(Antman x Sunshine Maid)
bred by Sid Spencer, Arroyo Grande, CA
I was fortunate to meet Sid once, in her old age. She bred Morgans for her cattle work in the Santa Lucia hills of the Central Calif. coast. She had her opinions and was not shy in expressing them.

Delight Marea x05189

She is an example of what the "x" rule was meant to do.
(Sealect x Lucy [unregistered] by Troubadour of Willowmoor, out of mare by an ATR)

Betty Barr 05103

(Penrod x Daisy Knox)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Barbadon 06651

(Illini x Golden Honey)

Alma Sonfield 0671

(Sonfield x Angel B)

Vigilant 7352

(Welcome x Lucille)
However, this likely is not a photo of Vigilant. Years ago, I was looking at a photo of Vigilant from the AMHA Archive Cards and wanted to compare the photo to this one in the registry volume. The white markings did not match. I turned to the written description in the volume which said "Broad Strip. Near hind and near fore ankle white.) The written description did not match either photo. So, who knows?

Verran's Laddie 8981

(Lippitt Moro Ash x Ruthven's Polly Ann)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sun Down Morgan 7388

(Raven Chief x Texsky)

Pure Sellman breeding.

Sunny Vermont 8705

(Red Vermont x Laura A)

Tehachapi Allan 7910

(Querido x Tab)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today's posts

Today's posts show a family progressing. The oldest post is the grand sire of the newest post. It goes from a pure Saddlebred to a famous 1/4 Saddlebred, 3/4 Morgan horse.

Upwey Ben Don

(Upwey King Benn x Quietude)

Upwey King Benn 8246

(Upwey King Peavine x Audrey)

How do you make a Saddlebred/ Morgan cross look more like a Morgan?--Keep him hog fat!

Upwey King Peavine x-8074

(Astral Jones x Old Hockady)
Despite the Morgan registration number, this horse was a pure Saddlebred, bred by a Saddlebred person for the Saddlebred show ring. How he got into the Morgan registry is an open question. I have heard a couple different versions of the story.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ulendon 7831

(Ulysses x Allenda)

Ulysses 7565

(Bennington x Artemisia)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sonfield 7952

(Mansfield x Quietude)

Senor Morgan 8647

(Squire Burger x Bonnie Sue)

Springfield 8421

(Lippitt Sam x Paragraph)

Sundown 8917

(Dlebert x Chiretta)
bred by J. C. Jackson, Montana

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Senator Graham 8361

(Senator Knox x Fanita)

Although bred by Elmer Brown, Kansas, this horse is considered to be Brunk since both parents were Brunk and the dam was bred to the sire at the request of the Brunk family. This photo was taken of him when he was still in the west.

Royce 7748

(Winterset x Potena)
Of Pure Old Midwest family, Clark Ringling added this stallion later in his program.

Revere 7422

(Mansfield x Folly)
Bred by the U. S. Government Farm, he was foundation sire for Clark Ringling of Nevada.

Red Vermont 7893

(Jubilee King x Daisy Knox)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Red Flash 8416

(Colorado x Louisa)

He had the rare Bulrush sire line, but comes down to today only through mare lines.

Redman 8056

(Mountcrest Sellman x Red Dot)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Osage 8996

(Mansfield x Jasmine)

Pico Chief 8046

(Uhlan x Kitty Pongee)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monte L 8423

(Major RM x Jumina, by Jubilee King)

Monterey 7475

(Mansfield x Scotanna)

Montabell 8117

(Mountcrest Sellman x Jinglebells)

Oakland 8992

(Laddie x Redfern)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Midnite Sun 8925

(Sun Down Morgan x Dawnglo)

Mac Tone 9407

(Gay Mac x Princess Tonya)

Mentor 8627

(Goldfield x Fairytop)

Magellan 8625

(Goldfield x Topaz)
The parents of this horse were half sibblings