Today is the first posting from TMH, Dec. 1968. And it starts with a 2 page spread, inside front cover of that issue from Figure's Morgan Farm. Below are close ups of each horse shown . Figures bred many Morgans sired by Chasley Superman and those horses ended up in show rings and breeding farms all over the US.
(Captain Red x Gildia) Very typical of the Illawana horses--stout & sturdy, correct but not the prettiest of heads, usually somewhat long from eye to nose. They also usually had excellent temperaments.
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.