This was the cover of this issue. The description follows:
"Gladys Brown..., well known sculptress and artist of horses, dogs & livestock, recently made the pencil study of an ideal Morgan stallion which appears on the cover. She based this on a composite of the leading stallions of the West Coast, choosing the most impressive characteristics of several Morgan sires and combining them in a manner to represent her conception of an ideal Morgan."
(Dare Devil x Springnight)
Show horse & sire in the midwest.
The "mystery" gait is a trot in which balance & correct movement in the rear have been sacrificed for height in the front. Even back in 1967, this was often seen.
(Dyberry Ethan x Lippitt Gay Locket)
Sire of 50 get, some in the midwest, most in Calif.
Successful show horse & family friend.
Although I never saw him as he died before I got into Morgans, I did see many of his get & grandget. In a way, he was a foundation stallion for me as our first 3 mare went to him (2 were granddaughters & one was a double granddaughter).
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.