Way back in 1971, my family took a summer vacation and part of it was visiting some relatives in Nebraska. There was one in Hay Springs & one near Valentine. I certainly did not know it at the time, but that was Red Corral's country. I have wondered over the years since if maybe the horse I rode at the Valentine farm might have been a Red Correll descendant. Who knows...
This 1943 horse had only 2 get, but he has an interesting pedigree.
His sire was Gipsey King, a 1917 stallion who had 15 get, some of whom bred on.
King was by Kenney's Morgan 4982, a 1902 stallion by the great Knox Morgan 4677.
King was out of Gipsey Queen 0870, sired by Rocket 203.
His dam was Minerva, a 1919 mare (Scotland x Minnehaha, by Troubadour).
From the March 1967 issue of TMH is a very long article on the vastly important sire, Linsley. Today, many decades after this article was written, he is mostly, if not wholly found thru mare lines.
The article had to be divided into multiple posts. I had to do some upside-down, backwards, inside-out thinking to get it right, but it finally got done. There probably is a better way to do it, but being mostly computer stupid, this is the best I could do. Read it anyways!
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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.