Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jaunty William TMH 12-72

(UNH Vickelect x Illawana Satin)
Looking at the position of the legs, one has to wonder, just what is this mystery gait? But I saw this horse many times when he was much older and I never saw anything other then a true trot. I am guessing that hind leg is dragging behind because in this photo he is only 3 yrs, being pushed for height of front legs & the rider is not helping him at all (can he post any higher?).
I had interest in this horse because I knew his dam, Satin, who was one of the last pure bred Brunk horses around. She died at age 29. She was typical of the Illawana horses and had a very correct, working conformation body, but was rather plain over-all. She also was very long from eye to nose which she did pass on faithfully. Jaunty William had that head. It does not show much in this photo. He passed it along to his few get.
I had a granddaughter of Satin's whose head was not as long as Satin's, but was still long. All four of her foals had her head. That was one strong trait!

Amberosy TMH 12-72

(Amber Sun x Roselynne)

Tamhattah Trokate TMH 12-72

(Trophy x Katy Troubadour)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pineland John TMH 12-72

(Pineland Smoky Joe x Pineland Little Snow)

UVM Vista TMH 12-72

(Elm Hill High Hat x UVM Arletor)

UVM Viking TMH 12-72

(UVM Flash x UVM Kathy)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

R Irish Rose TMH 12-72

(Blackman x Rose-o-Sharon)

Major Romanesque TMH 12-72

(Ra-K's Sirius Major x Belle Romanesque)

Star Vue Cassiopeia TMH 12-72

(Waer's Trabuco Duke x Montes Monique)

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Waer's Morgans

In the early 1950's, Mr & Mrs Rex traveled the US, looking for a few good mares to start their breeding program. They came home with one of Government lines, one of Brunk breeding, and one of the Old Vermont lines. Their stallion was the excellent Rex's Major Monte. Mr. Rex passed on and Frieda then married Frank Waer, a character in his own right. They bred some really good Morgans.
When I was just starting in Morgans, the Waers were winding down but their Morgans were still going strong. My favorite was Waer's Dividend, truly typey, handsome and correct. There were many outstanding mares also.
These photos, all taken at the 1972 Morgans Show at the Pomona Fairgrounds, are but a small sampling.

Waer's Lady Be Good 12-72 TMH

(Rex's Major Monte x Waer's Miss Moffett)

Waer's Nanch Leah TMH 12-72

(Waer's Play Boy x Waer's Judy Kay)

Waer's Play Boy TMH 12-72

(Hedlite's Micky Waer x Lana)

Waer's Lil' Brown Jug TMH 12-72

(Waer's Play Boy x Waer's Polly D)

Waer's Country Squire TMH 12-72

(Waer's Dividend x Waer's Debutante)