Bimbo--(King Pine x Dawn Schuhmacher)
1963 stallion, bred in Neb.
Foxy--(White River Bimbo x Sharon Berlie)
Both these horses were bred in Chadron, Neb., along with many other good Morgans of that time. There was also a good breeder in Hay Springs, Neb. This is in far western Neb. I have a tenuous connection here. My mother's mother came from this area, born in a sod house in the late 1890's. Way back in the late 1960's, we made a visit to see the relatives in both those small towns. Alas, I was not yet into Morgans; what a shame!
His breeding has been controversial with many preferring to stay away from his descendants while others have eagerly sought his line. Whichever direction a person has chosen, today's multiple posts devoted to this horse should be studied. Read the articles, study the photos, read my comments on the mares he was bred to. Then form your own opinion.
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.