(Mr. Breezy Cobra x Ellen Bar)--
Mr. Breezy Cobra (The Airacobra x Jenney Lake) bred by Albert Kaegel, Missouri
The Airacobra (Flyhawk x Sentola) bred by Helen Greenwalt, Ill.
Jenny Lake (Senator Graham x Monty) Bred by L U Sheep Co WY
Ellen Bar (Barberry x Elberty Linsley) bred by Chilocco Indian Ag. School, OK
Barberry (Night Tide x Betty Barr) Helen Greenwalt, IL
Elberty Linsley (Linsley x Dolly D.) bred by Elmer Brown, Kansas
Bred by Helen Greenwalt, his pedigree is mostly Brunk with some Western Working Family
A popular sire, he had a lot of get.
Grade Morgan by Donald
In 1923, two Morgans started and two finished. Major S., a gelded son from Castor's short career at stud, was 5th.
In 1924, Major S again started and again finished 5th. The grade Morgan gelding Donwell, was a high second.
(General Gates x Minnehaha by Troubadour)
In 1922, the U. S. Morgan Horse Farm again raided the Secretary of Agriculture's Washington stable for its entry in the Test. Gladstone arrived in Middlebury just in time for the haying season, most of which he raked, and to fill in on the carriage team for the depot trips. He was barely saddle broke when he began the final few weeks of conditioning, for a ride that would require him to carry well over 200 pounds three hundred miles. When the ride was over, he had placed second, with a condition score exactly equal to that of the winner, who had made it by a minute three time points. Gladstone's card read "no remarks. Sound as when started."
(General Gates x Babe by Bob Morgan)
foaled 1909, bred by U. S. Dept. of Ag. Morgan Horse Farm, VT
from the article w/the photo--
"Little, 800 lb Castor was the first Morgan to gain attention, on that first ride back in 1919. Then eleven years old, and handicapped by a badly saddleweary rider, Castor fell hard just short of the finish line, deeply lacerating one kneww. Despite the handicap of finishing lame, he placed a strong 6th, with the second best time record. [the ride was 300 miles, with each horse carrying 225 pounds, going an average of 60 miles per day for 5 days] ...Castor spend the winter with a pairmate drawing the Sec. of Ag.'s carriage about Washington DC. In the spring, somewhat underweight & overtrained, he went 7th on that year's ride. He spent a winter as the Forestor's mount in Middlebury and was still thin for the 1921 ride. He had a 5 day rail trip to the ride in New Jersey and placed 4th.
From inside the magazine--
This month we are pleased to feature Syndicate's Spanker 13930 as our cover Morgan. He is owned by the Geo. W. Crouse, 3rd family of Tunbridge, Vermont. Spanker is a typical versatile family Morgan. He was on the Green Mountain 100 Mile Ride, has been jumped in a Goerge Morris Horsemanship clinic, has taken the 4-H kids on overnight trips, been in the Memorial Day parade, and a ribbon winner in the Par Morgans 15 Hands and Over. He was also Grand Champion Stallion (all breeds) at the Tunbridge, Vt. Fair. Above all, he is noted for his excellent Morgan disposition."
(Agazizz x Donbelle Allen)
1951, bred by University of Nebraska.
He had very few registered foals, but some of those did come down to today, including the gelding SSM Spirit Seeker whom I bred & still have, now coming age 18 years.
Left to Right--
Sandy Ute (Colonel Battell x Sassy Sue) 1958 mare, bred in WA. Producer
Lissie (Pamo x Lizzie Mitchell) 1960 filly, bred in UT. Producer
Poplar Dinah (Jack Sprat x Josephine Romanesque) 1946 mare bred in CO. Noted producer.
Fancy Diane (Red Mesa x Poplar Dinah) 1962 filly, bred in UT. Noted producer.
Queen's Surprise (Chief Wabaunsee x Sioux Queen) 1952 mare bred in NB. No produce.
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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.