U.N.H. Gayman (Orcland Gayman x Silkoline) had one get.
UVM Cantor (Tutor x Sugar) Sire of many. Main stallion at UVM farm for many years.
Bay State Estrelita (Parade x Damsel) Dam of only one.
U.C. Rhapsody (Panfield x Sheba) Dam of many.
UVM=University of Vermont
U.N.H.=University of New Hampshire
U.C.=University of Conn.
Bay State=University of Mass.
The photo was taken on the GMHA 50 Pleasure Ride. These two Kansas bred, ranch bred, mares came east in the early 50's when the Theis Ranch was having drought problems and sold their entire Morgan herd to Cecil Ferguson of Rhode Island. This gave a strong infusion of the good western blood to eastern breeders. The Fergusons kept these two as their personal riding mounts and each had only one registered foal.
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.