Dragoon Intricate Melody, above, at an hour old and another filly we bred and sold as a youngster. Melody is now a trail horse in Washington.
Clown, above with her new owner. is a nice large Morgan mare. We leased this mare as a broodmare for us but her owner wanted her sold after she foaled twice for us. I decided I wanted a more Western type mare for our broodmare and decided to not buy her. I tuned Clown up in hunt seat and sold her for her past owner. Her new owner has been playing with Clown in dressage and sent this shot. Photo shared with permission.
Above: Marvelous Cherry Cordial at her first show. I was asked to tune up Cherry's training and sell her for her owner which I did. I choose to take her to a show so Cherry could learn more stuff in life. I had this darling filly sold within a month for her owner in 2015.
Above, 2014 filly Dragoon Grand Finale or Peaches found her new home as a coming yearling. Gorgeous chocolate palomino by our cremello stud Jay and our broodmare Poppy.
Above: Moose, a 17H, 19 year old five gaited Saddlebred gelding came to us starved as a rescue. We tuned him up and played with him at local shows for one summer before he retired to be someone's fun trail horse for a few rides every year. Such a sweet old guy deserved a better retirement. Big sigh.
Above left, bay mare Arboria Rapture, came to me as a broodmare with some mental challenges. I took that gorgeous old driving horse, tuned her up to show her in saddle seat and Western classes where we won a lot to show off our breed. Rapture also had two foals for us before she retired here to green pastures as my favorite lawn mower. One of her foals, Dragoon Scottish Highland or Angus, is above right. Angus is the only foal that we bred that we kept for us. Her other foal, Dragoon Scottish Tartan, bay colt below, is doing dressage on a farm in California. He is pictured here at coming age two when he was sold.
We lost Rapture to old age at almost 30 in September 2015. I will miss that funny old mare the rest of my life. What a great breeding horse and wonderful Morgan. I loved Rapture so much I could not bear to sell Angus.
Dragoon Knight's Sabre, black Morgan gelding, above. We sold him as a youngster and he was resold once again. Sir or Sabre as he is called now is a three day event horse for dressage, arena and show jumping. We could not of found him a better home if we tried. It was fun shooting photos of this pair at a three day event here in town.
Left, Dragoon Gilded Lily as a very large yearling. Lily was sold and is a trail horse in north Idaho the last we heard. This is Lily below as a coming two year old when getting her started under saddle just before she was sold to her new family.
We had a farm fire here in 2009 so we do not have all our foals listed from past years nor all their photos, etc. We lost the house, the garage and two outbuildings so many old records were lost. These shots are just a few I still had to share when I found them on the computer we could save. I smiled because we still had the horse barn and we rebuilt of course. All's well that end well.
Left: We did not breed Brie, but we bought her as a coming yearling, trained and sold her as a coming three year old. We liked her dam so much when we went to see Poppy we later had to have Brie as a training horse. Brie is by our cremello stud Jay. Her registered name is Cheyadow's Passion Brie Z and is a well loved girl in her new home. We liked Brie so much we bought her cremello sire as well.
Dragoon Bella Sophia or Bella at 7 weeks old. Bella was sold as a yearling and is a trail horse in Washington state last we heard.
Above, Dragoon All Hands on Deck or Decker as a weanling before he was sold s a coming yearling. His dam came to us pregnant, Dehla, pictured below right, so we did not breed him. Of course when Decker came to us we worked him, showed him and found him a new home as a coming yearling like all our past foals
Above, bay colt we bred and sold, Dragoon Scottish Tartan or Fergus as we called him as a two year old. This is Fergus, right, jumping with his new owners in CA who also do dressage with him. Such a cute boy. Photo used with permission.
Monarch, above came in on partial payment for a another horse. I was hoping he would be a high trotting show horse for me as he was trained and shown saddle seat as a youngster. Monarch hated being confined to any stalls so I worked him to be a trail horse and sold him to a home in the Pacific Northwest. His new people love him and Monarch is well suited for a trail horse, not a show horse for me. I always work the horse for what they want, not what we want here. His new owner adores him after I took two years to train some brains into this cute gelding.
Above, Dragoon High Calibur or Magnum is a really cute trail gelding in Oregon the last we heard. Pictured as a yearling.
Left, Dragoon Knight's Sabre or Sir as we called him learning his show pose at four months old. This nice colt found a home as a weanling.
Cady, above, is an older Morgan broodmare who came to retire here as our lawn mower. She is a rescue who came to us skinny, ragged feet and wormy. Now she is round and happy. We loan her out to amateurs from Rough Start Horse Rescue, to learn to show horses at local fairs. Cady shows in halter classes because she is very sweet and loves all that attention. This mare loves children and takes care of everyone who shows her.
She was broke to drive but never to ride so was used mostly as a broodmare. Cady is by one of my brother's champion Morgan stallions we had growing up and one of our many show horses, UVM Emissary. Cady is Emmy's last foal he had before he was done having babies. This sweet old mare is just a hay burner here but she is such a lovely old mare that we had to give her a better retirement.
I pulled Cady out of our pasture in 2015 to be shown at the local fair which is the largest one for miles around. She won Reserve Grand Champion Morgan Mare. I would of loved some our old show horse bloodlines here but she was way past having any foals when we met her. I think she is 26 in 2016 if I remember right without pulling her papers.
Left, Dragoon Intricate Melody at an hour old. This is a filly we sold as a weanling and has ended up a nice trail horse for her family near Spokane.
Kai, above, a grade Morgan/Curly cross gelding. In 2015, Kai came to us in quite a mess being very wormy, very skinny and needing a lot of ground work and manners. We tuned him up, started under saddle and helped place him for Rough Start Horse Rescue into a home looking for a dressage prospect. I do not have the room to list every foster horse we have taken in for the horse rescue here but this guy was such a neat horse.
Dehla, above, came to us as a gaited Morgan broodmare as payment for some training. Thanks again to Kip for allowing us to train and sell all your horses in the herd dispersal sale you had. We do not breed gaited foals here so we found her a home in Washington state. She gives riding lessons now and then even in retirement. Just a sweet mare who loved being handled and loved on.
These are just some of the Morgan foals we bred with stallions we owned or leased. We had a house fire in 2009 so lost a computer with more foal and training horse photos. We have rescued and retrained over 70 head of horses and that does not include the ones we foster for Rough Start Horse Rescue. Good horses should not end up at meat auctions due to lack of training or folks too lazy to market and sell their horses. Morgans are way too nice to end up as steak in Europe.
We do not breed a lot of purebred Morgan foals here, but the ones we do are show quality with great brains, nice conformation, great papers and are shown as well as very well handled before being sold. Our Dragoon Morgan Horses have manners and love people because we breed one at a time and train them until sold.
Rocky, above, came to us as a rescue who had some severe mental issues. It took a few years of work and now he goes to local shows and fairs to lick babies as a Morgan breed ambassador. He wins a lot of classes for us as well just for fun. I adore this seal brown gelding and could not rehome him. HFM Rock My World is retired here and one I show Halter, Western and Saddle seat just for fun locally. Rocky will be 19 in 2017 if I remember right and still thinks he is a park horse or high trotter which is fine by us. I hope to get some English shots of him this year in saddle seat.