(Fillmore x Luxury)
1949 gelding, bred by L. U. Sheep Co. WY
I looked at this photo & said "Oh, a palomino." He is registered as a Dark Chestnut w/Light mane & tail. However, his dam was one of the Night Tide mares with the dilution gene. She was registered as dun with black mane & tail, but was a buckskin.
And one of my strong pet peeves, whether current or historical--that rear cinch is way too loose and is a danger!
(Mentor x Naiad)
1948 stallion, bred by the U. S. Dept. of Ag in VT
He was sold to Utah as a youngster where he did very well in Morgan Model Classes and in performance classes. He was also a working cow horse moving cattle in the summer pasture in the mountains. He had many get, many of whom went on to become important in the Western Working Family and in breeding for gaited Morgans.
(John A. Darling x Gladwin)
Winner of two Vermont 100 mile Trail Rides and 3 Maine Trail Rides. Also won Trail Horse & Hack classes in shows, as well as a child's equitation mount. This painting of her was done in 1950.
While technically a 1/2 Lippitt, her dam was of the same old Vermont lines as the Lippitts.
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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.