I own a 30 year old dark bay Morgan, Village View High Shadows, or Barney, as he is more commonly known. He is sired by Merry Cavalier, and Elm High Time, both originally of Nova Scotia Canada. His granddam, Windcrest May Time, was a U S National Champion Park Mare, and his grandsire, Elm Hill High Hat, was a Park Driving Champion. He was purchased by his owner as a 4 year old, and 26 years of enjoyment has followed of pleasure riding and driving, sleigh riding, swimming, parades, and over night trail rides. He has participated in a Combined Driving competition held by the Hampton Driving Club. He has also been shown side saddle in parade classes in the Nova Scotia Morgan Show and was ridden side saddle in the July 1 Horse Parade in Hampton in 1984. I still ride him once or twice a month in the woods trails he loves—not great distances and not at great speeds—but very high in quality. Our partnership has grown in depth and equal trust, and his ears are pricked on the trails in anticipation like always. Here is a recent photo of him. Jackalyn Darling
This blog is dedicated to the Old Morgan--either those who are long gone or those who are contemporary and aged. I will be posting photos of historical Morgans and my own aged horses. Visitors are welcome to submit photos, both historical horses and their own aged horses. Please make the photos of reasonable size and make sure they are compressed. Include as much information as possible on each photo. Use this email addy--
I've been a student of the horse all my life and an avid reader of all sorts of books. I got into Morgans in 1979, getting my first Morgans in 1980 and then becoming a breed historian with published articles in various publications. I still have Morgans, and cats.