The importance of this stallion cannot be overstated. While he is far back in today's pedigrees, he is to be treasured in a pedigree, especially when he is there multiple times.
The author had the wrong sire for Donbelle. Donbelle 02968 was sired by Donald 5224, of pure Old Vermont blood. He was by Bob Morgan 4549, by Ethan Allen 2nd 406, dam by Humphrey's Green Mountain 493, 2nd dam by Black Morgan 810. Donald's dam was by Ethan Allen 3rd 3987, 2nd dam by Green Mountain 493, 3rd dam by Comet 682, 4th dam by Royal Morgan 11, 5th dam by Batchelder Horse 17. Lippitt folks will recognize these Morgans as the same ones as behind the Lippitts.
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.